Mini Movie Reviews: Zero Dark Thirty, Side Effects, and

Zero Dark Thirty: This movie, about the search for Bin Laden, was fascinating and suspenseful. Like almost everything I’ve watched lately, it felt too long, possibly because there are two really compelling parts to this story: the actual search, and then the mission itself. Either of those stories on its own would have made for… More Mini Movie Reviews: Zero Dark Thirty, Side Effects, and

Mini Movie Reviews: The Impossible, The Hobbit, and Life of Pi

The Impossible: This movie is gut-wrenching and difficult to watch – but definitely worth it if you do. It tells the story of one family coping in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami and, even though I knew going in that they all survived, I was still on the edge of my seat the entire… More Mini Movie Reviews: The Impossible, The Hobbit, and Life of Pi

Mini Movie Reviews: This is Forty, Django Unchained, & Anna Karenina

One of my blogging changes in the new year is doing away with an individual recap post for each movie I see and condensing them to groups of reviews (probably in threes, like this one). The truth is, I’m (obviously) not a movie critic, and I tend to struggle to come up with enough to… More Mini Movie Reviews: This is Forty, Django Unchained, & Anna Karenina

Movie Review: Lincoln

Prior to seeing this movie, I read quite a bit about Daniel Day Lewis’s method acting and his approach to truly embodying the role of Lincoln. The lengths he went to (writing letters to Sally Field and signing them “Abe,” having Steven Spielberg only call him “Mr. President) were incredible. My verdict? It worked, like… More Movie Review: Lincoln