The Book Thief (2013)

Released: November 27, 2013. Directed by: Brian Percival. Starring:  Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson. Runtime: 131 min. "The Book Thief" follows a curious German twelve year-old named Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) during one of the most interesting time periods in history: the second World War, and a few years prior to it. Newly adopted by [...]

Her (2013) Review

Released: January 10, 2014 (wide release). Directed by: Spike Jonze. Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson. Runtime: 126 min. Love is sometimes a strange, but such a beautiful thing. Oftentimes, one can't help who they love romantically - the heart wants what the heart wants, as some say. In "Labor Day," Kate Winslet's Adele [...]

Labor Day (2013)

Released: January 31, 2014. Directed by: Jason Reitman. Starring: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith. Runtime: 111 min. Warning: If you don't want to know a lot about the film before seeing this, there might be more minor spoilers in this review than my usual review. But I guess there's always that spoiler risk when [...]

Lone Survivor (2013)

Released: January 10, 2014. Directed by: Peter Berg. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster. Runtime: 121 min. "Lone Survivor" is a war film that truly expresses how far one will go to survive in a life-threatening situation. It's like that example commonly used where if a parent sees their child in danger, their protective instincts [...]