Wade into “The Shallows” For a Bloody Good Time

The Shallows poster

3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) I walked into The Shallows thinking it would be a borderline exploitative examination of star Blake Lively in a beautiful bikini, that just so happened to involve a shark. To my astonishment, the film provided a strong female character, gritty realism, and a career-best performance from Ms. Lively.  The… Continue Reading

Embrace “Gravity”

Gravity Poster

4 out of 5 stars (one of the best of the year) Most of the time, thrillers are the hardest movies to make because most of the good ideas have been taken. They have numerous subcategories (psychological, action, drama, etc.) that complicate things even more.  While each subcategory has films that are highly regarded (The Silence… Continue Reading