Posts in 2011
MEDIA APPEARANCE: Participant in "World of Reel" Critics Poll for Best Films of the 2010s

As I grow with press credentials and professional affiliation locally and nationally, I find myself more and more landing and conversing in circles with other film critics of various levels. Much like the David Ehrlich survey I participate in, I answered an open social media call from Jordan Ruimy of World of Reel. He is a fellow Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic who also has contributed to The Young Folks, The Playlist, We Got This Covered, and The Film Stage. His poll was to collect the Top 5 films of the 2010s from critics and other industry folk. I was honored to chime in with my quintet.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Melancholia

Melancholia is not your your typical science-fiction drama or even a typical family drama.  With Lars Von Trier and his track record (EuropaDogville, Antichrist), we shouldn't be surprised.  It's essentially a wedding movie about two very different, yet equally damaged sisters, but it has a lot more going on.  What's going on exactly?  Well, it's a little foggy and full of issues.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Crazy, Stupid, Love. is not divorce drama like Kramer Vs. Kramer.  You're not watching courtroom proceedings and messy custody battles.  Crazy, Stupid, Love. is bigger than that and so much more.  It's about personal reinvention, mentoring, courtship, fighting for love, and the idea of soulmates.  It's incredibly fresh, funny, emotional, daring, and, for a romantic "dramedy," has more jaw-dropping twists than big budget thrillers.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Thor

The popular trend lately (Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight) has been to create comic book movies that tone down the superpowers and focus on the realistic qualities and plausibility of human heroes capable of existing in our real world. Thor, unapologetically, does the absolute opposite.  It's a grand, epic, and galaxy-bending display of gods among men.  Never before has a superhero movie been so, well, super in its scope and size, yet still leaving room for a little dose of humanity.

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