codeable-asset

Mystery

If you've read enough of my reviews, you know that I rarely sum up a movie so, um, bluntly. But by the end of Oldboy, my jaw had been hanging slack for the final 20 minutes, and it stayed in that posi…
When I was 16, I became obsessed with classic Hollywood films, which sprung forth from a summer vacation reading and viewing of Gone With the Wind. I hopped from director to actor to genre, absorbing …
I was thirteen when Ghost came out, and I was swiftly caught up in the romance of the movie. I listened to "Unchained Melody" about five thousand times, and watched every cast interview and every maki…
Like the other seasons, episodes are hit and miss in this uber-popular BBC modern adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries. Luckily for this season, the weak first episode is followed by tw…
Right away, one thing I appreciated about Sherlock is that Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is almost immediately greeted by a disdainful female crime-scene cop as, "Hey, Freak." Because, think …
I had heard buzz about The Door in the Floor when it was initially released, especially for Jeff Bridges' performance (which doesn't surprise me, as he is one of the most underrated American actors wo…
I'm not a fan of the Affleck boys and their Boston-centric, f-word laden style of moviemaking, but I have to confess that I was mightily impressed by Gone Baby Gone. The fact that they had a solid sto…
Almost from the opening frames, I couldn't help but notice that Shutter Island oozes with style. From the booming Hitchcockian soundtrack to the arty and transfixing flashbacks, you can tell right awa…
Alrighty, I'll readily admit that I've been sitting on this review for awhile. I saw Mystic River several months ago, and since then have had pounded into me the excessive praise by critics all across…
Hey kids! Look what's out just in time for Halloween—it's the new Amityville Horror! What the world really needs is an Amityville movie at least every five years, and I just don't know what we'll do i…
According to screenwriting guru Syd Field, Chinatown may well be the most brilliant screenplay ever written. I'm inclined to think he's right. Despite having watched the film about five times, I'm sti…
Watching the opening scene of National Treasure, I found myself tapping my chin thoughtfully as Christopher Plummer told a story about great secrets and treasures from the past to a young boy rapt wit…