Tag Archives: Common

Megan Leavey review — Only dog lovers need attend

Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Written by Pamela Gray, Annie Mumolo, and Tim Lovestedt | 116 min Megan Leavey is based on the true story of a US Marine and her bomb sniffing German Shepherd, both of whom were deployed to Iraq. In the documentary Blackfish  Cowperthwaite awoke the world to marine parks' cruelty to cetaceans, so it… Read More

The Terminator series review

As preparation for the new Terminator: Genisys—you can find my review for that here—I thought this a great opportunity to rewatch the four movies that precede it, to see what might be learned. How do they hold up? I certainly have an affection for the first two, the James Cameron pictures, with strong memories of watching them… Read More

Run All Night review — Liam Neeson brings it

Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, written by Brad Ingelsby Liam Neeson: action icon. It would have been hard to believe 10 years ago, even though he once played a superhero in Darkman. Neeson's found a professional niche comparable to what Robert Mitchum used to do, or late career Charles Bronson. That said, his efforts in the action… Read More

Selma review — History is alive, history is today

Directed by Ava DuVernay, written by Paul Webb In the past few years one of the issues American Democrats and Republican parties have been disagreeing on is voter registration. Republican lawmakers in several states have been tightening up the rules around voting—requiring two picture IDs, reducing the days in the early voting period, denying same-day registration—to… Read More