REEL TO REAL: THE DROP IS A SLOW BURNER THAT NEVER QUITE GETS OUT OF SECOND GEAR BUT …

Directed by Michaël R. Roskam. Written by Dennis Lehane. Starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini. The main strengths of this crime drama are two-fold. The performances are solid and the plot is well-constructed. Although, these plus points are almost undone by the snail-like pacing. Prima facie, the film appears to Continue Reading

GEEK OUT! BLACK MIRROR WHITE CHRISTMAS: SMART POST-MILLENNIAL SCI-FI HORROR

Directed by Carl Tibbets. Written by Charlie Brooker. Starring Jon Hamm, Oona Chaplin, Rafe Spall, Natalia Tena.  Black Mirror is one of the smartest sci-fi horror TV anthology series ever produced – “a Twilight Zone for the Twitter age” as a reviewer aptly put it. The series debuted in 2011 on Continue Reading