Doug Reviews: The Light Between Oceans (2016)

Written and Directed by Derek Cianfrance and adapted from the bestseller by M.L. Stedman, The Light Between Oceans features a knockout cast in a story about love and loss. However, does the film hit all the right notes or is it too schmaltzy for today’s audiences? Continue reading

Advertisements

Doug Reviews: X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

After sixteen years of just fighting Magneto, the X-Men finally have another one of their major villains turn up on screen in X-Men: Apocalypse—sorry, Kevin Bacon’s hammy Sebastian Shaw doesn’t count. Does the film raise the series to new heights or does it signal the end of the world? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Macbeth (2015)

I am not a Shakespeare expert. I am not someone who longs for the lost art of language found in his plays. I am, however, a fan of good stories and Director Justin Kurzel’s adaptation of Macbeth is a doozy. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Steve Jobs (2015)

Your enjoyment of Director Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs will be dependent on how much of an Apple acolyte you are. If you love Apple and Steve Jobs with every ounce of your soul, you’ll probably want to skip this one, but you’ll be missing a well-written, well-acted film. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Frank

frank-poster-usDirector Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank is a delightfully weird, but melancholy film about a man who wears a giant fake head and makes strange pop music. The dark comedy will make you laugh and by the end, may make you cry. Continue reading

Doug Reviews: X Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men_Days_of_Future_Past_(film)_poster_003If you read my X-Men Retrospective—and if you haven’t, why are you reading this first?—you’ll know that I hold the first two X-Men films by Bryan Singer in high regard. However, ever since Singer departed the franchise to go screw up Superman, the X-Men series has been on shaky ground. It took some solid steps forward with X-Men First Class and The Wolverine, but I was still nervous about X-Men: Days of Future Past. Singer was back in the director’s chair, but his track record hasn’t been great lately and Fox has a habit of screwing up my X-Men. So, it’s really difficult to write this review, because I’m trying to think of a grade that can appropriately sum up how I felt about this film.

We’ll start with this: X-Men: Days of Future Past is the best X-Men film since X-Men 2. Continue reading