Cold In July

Cold in July

A film doesn’t necessarily have to be good to be entertaining. That is the saving grace for Cold in July.   Set in East Texas in 1989, Richard Dane, mild-mannered family man (Michael C. Hall), is awoken in...
How To Train Your Dragon 2

How to Train Your Dragon 2

It isn’t that sequels are a bad thing (but sometimes they are), or even that this sequel is particularly bad, but the incessant and rampant franchising in Hollywood is something that rears its head again for...
22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

Sequels seem to be the only types of films being released nowadays, especially during the summer months. Nine times out of ten sequels never live up to the original and often try too hard to be bigger and...
Fault

The Fault in our Stars

Who knew a teenage romance would be so refreshingly welcome during a summer that has brought moviegoers blockbusters like Godzilla, X-Men Days of Future Past and The Amazing Spiderman 2. The Josh Boone (Stuck...
The edge of tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow

Full disclosure: I’ve been a science fiction/fantasy fan since Star Wars blew my mind away in 1977. It’s very difficult for me not to enjoy a sci-fi flick, and I am mostly forgiving when it fails, which...
Ida

Ida

The stark, beautiful cinematography is the first thing that grabbed me, and most audience members, during the 2014 Florida Film Festival screening of the new Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love, The Woman in...