Doug Reviews: In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Director Ron Howard’s latest, In the Heart of the Sea, is based on the true story that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. Is truth stranger than fiction? Or would we have been better off with an adaptation of the novel instead? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Spectre (2015)

The most recent James Bond films, starting with 2006’s Casino Royale, have been serious, character-driven affairs. The latest, Spectre, attempts to go back to the old James Bond tropes and formula, but the filmmakers seemed to forget all the elements that have made the last few films so great. Okay, maybe not Quantum of Solace, but the other two for sure. Continue reading