The Class (2009): Looking Closer’s Film Forum

I'll be reviewing The Class soon. But for now, let me encourage you to see it as soon as you can. It's one of two 2009 releases I've seen that will probably end up in my Top 10 of 2009 next December.Here's a roundup of reviews at IFC Daily. … [Read more...]

Fireproof (2008): Looking Closer’s Film Forum

What is Film Forum? Well, with so many film reviews published, and so little time to read them all, I make a note of any review that I find particularly thoughtful, persuasive, or worth wrestling.Be sure to check back, as I've only just begun to read reviews of these films, and I'll add more interesting excerpts as I come across them. Feel free to submit more reviews, or even your own, in the comments below. … [Read more...]

Gran Torino (2008): Looking Closer’s Film Forum

I haven't seen Gran Torino yet.Normally, I would rush out to see a Clint Eastwood movie. But I've been insanely busy the last several weeks, and I've had to choose my movies very, very carefully, so I'd be sure to pick a winner. So I started paying attention to what I read.I must say, I was alarmed when film critic Mike D'Angelo posted this on Twitter: … [Read more...]


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