Sean Penn

Gangster Squad

April 30, 2013 // 0 Comments

Without much of a stir, "Gangster Squad" came and went at the box office but when Warner Home Video sent over a copy on Blu-Ray for review, I was eager to take a look. For some reason I am a sucker for 40s-style gangster movies, and with Sean [...]

The Game

May 1, 2007 // 0 Comments

For many film fans, David Fincher has become equivalent for dark movies with a twist and an edge. He has eloquently proven his ability to masterfully handle dark themes during his career and his thriller "Seven" a few years ago, has practically [...]

The Interpreter

November 1, 2006 // 0 Comments

Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter" is one of the few movies I always wanted to see but never had the chance to – until now that is. When the movie was in theaters, the trailer looked promising enough to get me interested but I never could [...]

The Interpreter

October 7, 2005 // 0 Comments

This might sound strange, but if I am watching a film and I never get the urge to look at my watch or glance at the DVD players counter display, thinking to myself, "good god how long is this?" that simple act alone tells me that I am watching a [...]

The Assassination of Richard Nixon

May 12, 2005 // 0 Comments

If you watch "The Assassination of Richard Nixon" and expect a polit-thriller this is not the movie for you. Instead it is a character drama about an everyday man who is brought to the breaking point by his surroundings and our culture as a [...]

I Am Sam

May 6, 2002 // 0 Comments

I must admit that "I Am Sam" flew well under my radar during its initial theatrical release. The only buzz concerning the movie that I recall hearing was that it was nothing but a blatant attempt to snag a best actor Academy Award for Sean Penn. [...]


March 12, 2002 // 0 Comments

"Taps" is one of a handful of movies that seemed to play in an endless loop on HBO back in the mid-1980s. I must have seen the film a couple of dozen times as a lad so it was with some trepidation that I sat down to review this new DVD from 20th [...]

At Close Range

December 11, 2000 // 0 Comments

Cornfields. American heavy metal in the form of Chevys and red Cadillac convertibles. Farmhouses and uncles with missing teeth. Relatives names Boyd. Sounds like a set-up for a bad b-movie… until you mention the cast. Christopher Walken. Sean Penn. [...]

Sweet And Lowdown

July 5, 2000 // 0 Comments

The thin line between reality and legend is a theme that Woody Allen has explored with great success in movies such as "Take the Money and Run", "Zelig", and "Broadway Danny Rose". He continues the tradition with "Sweet [...]
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