Archives for March 15, 2013

Like Someone in Love (2012)

A call girl, a scholar, and a mechanic drive across town.Sounds like the setup for a joke, right?And it is, in a way. Like Someone in Love is a comedy. A twisted comedy, but it made me laugh. It was the laughter of recognition — "when you laugh but you feel like dying," as the song goes. It hurt to laugh for all of the sadness and folly that made this scenario possible.As far removed as this story is from my own experience, I laugh as I watch it because I know how these characters a … [Read more...]

Oz the Unfortunate and Underwhelming?

Should I throw myself into the latest Oz tornado? I'm reluctant. And most of the reviewers I trust — even those who are big fans of L. Frank Baum's Oz stories — are frustrated with Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and Powerful.If you're looking for guidance, I recommend, above all, Steven Greydanus's review. He writes... … [Read more...]