Yeah I know, I’ve been missing again. I apologize, more big developments in the land of the Maestro, like a new job and new projects to work on! Anyway, let’s get this month of reviews on to a late start:
INTERSTELLAR (2014): Christopher Nolan sheds almost every current blockbuster safe-zone with this heavily-layered, and incredibly smart & moving film. A+
FURY (2014): Much more accurate and entertaining that I thought it would be, this end-of-World War II-flick delivers for veterans and millennials alike. B+
THE EQUALIZER (2014): While the script handles the very-real-world problem of escalation like a kid that’s found his dad’s gun, the end result is a slick and stylish actioner that I can get behind on a rainy day. B-
ST. VINCENT (2014): Fans of uproarious Melissa McCarthy comedy should expect something very different but infinitely-more rewarding with this touching little dram-edy, powered by the endless genius of Bill Murray. B+
X2: X-MEN UNITED (2003): A big step up for the X-Men franchise early in every technical and storytelling category…except for poor Cyclops. B+
That’s all for now folks! As always, check out the archives for more, and support your local movie theater!