Archives for June 16, 2012

An Unexpected Pleasure: Snow White and the Huntsman

Well, once in a while, the trailer and even the reviews from my favorite critics let me down.Thanks to my friend Danny Walter for encouraging me to go see a film that all of the marketing, trailers, and reviews had convinced me to avoid. ... … [Read more...]

A tour of hell with Miss Bala

First impression: Miss Bala is riveting, stomach-turning stuff... and likely to remain one of 2012's most intense moviegoing experiences.Gerardo Naranjo's film is a nightmarish, no-way-out scenario, made worse if you realize that this is the kind of story playing out every day in the territories bloodied by the Mexican drug war. We get our occasional news summaries which supply vague impressions of corruption, but here's a story that takes you on a tour down through the circles of hell, as w … [Read more...]