Lootera Will Steal Your Heart

Vikramaditya Motwane’s period drama Lootera (“Thief”) is appropriately titled, as it steals slowly into your consciousness and deftly exploits your vulnerabilities before leaving you alone with nothing but your thoughts. This is not a loud film; it features no dance numbers, no bombastic “Bollywood moments,” but it still delivers the beautifully melodramatic payload that makes… Read More Lootera Will Steal Your Heart

Voyage of the Damned: Why STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Can’t Win

J.J. Abrams’ second installment of the rebooted Star Trek franchise delivers classic geekery at warp speed, ratcheting up the action sequences, the rapid-fire dialogue and laugh-out-loud moments and the poignant emotionalism at the root of Spock and Kirk’s famous friendship. It’s a film that any fan of the TV shows and prior films will enjoy,… Read More Voyage of the Damned: Why STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS Can’t Win

Bondage Games: Why Skyfall Plays Well With Others

Twenty-third in the long-running franchise of films based on Ian Fleming’s globetrotting superspy, this year’s Skyfall has been praised across all platforms as a great movie, a fun ride, a grand adventure but “not really James Bond.” It’s a strange, albeit incredibly specific, criticism…and one that I disagree with. I grew up watching Sean Connery,… Read More Bondage Games: Why Skyfall Plays Well With Others