B’ Review: Lincoln

B’ Review: Lincoln

The greatest measure of the 19th century was passed by corruption, aided and abetted by the purest man in America. I’ll get this out of the way: Lincoln is a film sure to be handed trophies left and right come awards season. And it is very easily the frontrunner for some major awards at the Oscars — Best … Continue reading

B’s Review: Wreck-It Ralph

B’s Review: Wreck-It Ralph

I’m gonna wreck it! Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you what should easily be lauded as the best animated film of the year. Wreck-It Ralph is insanely fun and an astonishing work of imaginative animation. And I stress imaginative here, as it presents a world that most certainly doesn’t exist outside of one’s mind. Wreck-It Ralph puts on display the world … Continue reading

B’s Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

B’s Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Perks of Being a Wallflower is a film that gets high school right. Much like any teenager in the high school world it portrays, Perks of Being a Wallflower displays a vast array of emotions. It’s a film driven by its characters, and your ability to like the movie really depends on whether you can — or perhaps … Continue reading

B’s Review: Life of Pi

B’s Review: Life of Pi

“If every unfolding we experience takes us further along in life, then we are truly experiencing what life is offering.” Based on the supposedly “unfilmable” book, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi is the story of really two stories, and in the end, we’re left thinking and meditating and pondering which story is the truth and what we should … Continue reading

B’s Review: Beasts of the Southern WIld

B’s Review: Beasts of the Southern WIld

“I see that I am a little piece of a big, big universe, and that makes it right.” I’m impressed by what Benh Zeitlin and Court 13 Pictures have created with Beasts of the Southern Wild. I’m even more impressed when I consider that the film was made by a first-time feature filmmaker using non-professional actors with … Continue reading

B’s Review: Bad 25 (TV Cut)

B’s Review: Bad 25 (TV Cut)

I’d been wanting to see Bad 25, Spike Lee’s documentary about the legendary King of Pop Michael Jackson and his record-breaking album “Bad,” since it played at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals early this fall. I was born 4 years after this high point in MJ’s career, but his death is a very strong, lingering … Continue reading

B’s Review: Skyfall

B’s Review: Skyfall

Visually, Skyfall is arguably the most stunning Bond film I’ve laid my eyes on. Fortunately it packs enough story to make those visuals worthwhile.   Skyfall begins with a harrowing chase sequence, where we are led through the markets of Istanbul, on rooftops in the city bazaar, and along the train route of the Turkish … Continue reading

B’s Review: Looper

B’s Review: Looper

  In the year 2044, time travel hasn’t been invented yet. But in another 30 years, it will have been. In that future, when the mob — which has taken over society through a vast organized crime network — wishes to kill someone, they send the person back in time to be killed by hired … Continue reading

B: Ranking Pixar

B: Ranking Pixar

Having recently added Brave to its outstanding resume, Pixar has now produced a total of 13 films, including the groundbreaking Toy Story, the whiz-bang The Incredibles, the scrumptious Ratatouille, and the touching WALL-E. Below, in chronological order, are the studio’s 13 feature film productions. I mentioned in my review of Brave that, when reviewing that film, it is unfair to do so by … Continue reading