Joy – The Year’s Biggest Disappointment

"The world doesn't owe you anything." David O. Russell had the best weekend of his career with $17.5 million for Joy, but the inspiring true story of Joy Mangano, a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire, left me bored and uninspired. With the exception of 2010’s commercially successful The Fighter, director David O. Russell's resume consists… Continue reading Joy – The Year’s Biggest Disappointment

What to Love About Hunger Games: Catching Fire

"Any last advice? Stay alive." The Hunger Games: Catching Fire proved not only to be a financial goliath raking in a record-breaking $110 million Thanksgiving haul, but raised a relevant question—when was the last time a sequel was this good? As a movie sequel, Catching Fire proves to have as much punch (if not more)… Continue reading What to Love About Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Silver Linings Playbook…most uplifting of 2012

"This is what I believe to be true...you have to do everything you can, you have to work your hardest. If you stay positive, you have a shot at a silver lining." Life doesn’t always go according to plan. I think we can all relate to that at least. It’s only when you hit rock… Continue reading Silver Linings Playbook…most uplifting of 2012

Toronto International Film Fest — Part 1

With the Venice, Telluride, Cannes and New York Film Festivals, the buzz has spread that Oscar season does not begin until the kickoff of the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF has screened the past five Best Picture winners, and critics are already making their Oscar predictions. The 10-day festival concluded last week, but this is… Continue reading Toronto International Film Fest — Part 1