By Victoria Alexander Film Critic Matthew Fox is terrifying and awesome while Perry proves he cannot act, especially in emotional close-ups. I did like the phantasmagoric story. Who wants a hulking, fat action star clearly having a stunt double do his running in the opening scene? Considering what Detective Dr. Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) actually […]
By Victoria Alexander Film Critic Homoerotic obsession with a very dangerous man. Hoffman plays a seductive, likeable Master. I remember the Lifespring terror tactics in the 80s. The criticism identifies Lancaster “The Master” Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) as a con man in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson brilliant film. The trailer’s crucial line “Don’t you know he’s making it all […]
By Victoria Alexander Film Critic As Fox Mulder’s poster proclaimed, “The tooth is out there” applies here, or is that the leap-off for the sequel? It’s scary and real. I know two people with similar experiences with spirits contained in non-living objects. I left the screening and asked my husband, “Do you think it would […]
By Victoria Alexander Film Critic McConaughey eviscerates his rom-com/”MAGIC MIKE” legacy with an astonishing, terrifying performance. Makes Frank Booth and Max Cady look like the choir boys of seduction. Friedkin is back! I was briefly forewarned “KILLER JOE” was “well-done sexual exploitation” and “wait until to see what Gina Gershon does.” My movie companion said, […]
By Victoria Alexander Film Critic Nolan created a nihilist anthem. He dumped Batman gadgetry. Makes every past superhero movie look like a boy’s backyard staging of Star Wars. Bane takes the movie. Nolan plays to Bale’s need to get badly beaten up. Eight years have passed and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is a Howard Hughes recluse, […]
By Victoria Alexander Film Critic All hail the screenwriters who turned around a rotting franchise by bringing forth a troubled superhero and his conflicted nemesis. The love interest failed. After enduring Tobey Maguire’s painful Spider-Man three times, I was less than interested in seeing THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN starring Andrew Garfield. I went to see SAVAGES […]
By Victoria Alexander Film Critic All hail mesmerizing Tom Cruise as Stacee Jaxx. There is way too much Hough and Boneta. Baldwin and Brand are the new “yes”. With the exception of the stand-alone performance by Tom Cruise as Stacee Jax, we have seen this all before. Did any innocent girl from corn & cow […]
By Victoria Alexander Film Critic Fassbender’s David is the film’s centerpiece. Rapace plays the Hollywood girlfriend role instead of a steely protagonist on a messianic journey. Theron always commits fully to every character she plays.