FILM REVIEW; THE SHALLOWS

The Shallows is a lean mean man versus nature tale that sees an injured surfer battle against time and a shark with a vendetta in shallow sea waters. Pretty basic plot. It has no deep philosophical or spiritual undertones like say, The Grey. The Shallows just plays as the most minimal of thrillers and ourContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; THE SHALLOWS”

FILM REVIEW; SULLY

Every job has its nightmare scenario. For people in my line of work it could be writing an erroneous news article about the President or wading into a position to find one’s self disgraced and fired for bowing at the altar of plagiarism. For someone like the subject of this film, airplane pilot Capt. ChesleyContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; SULLY”

FILM REVIEW; A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

David Cronenberg says a lot of things about violence in his 2005 masterpiece, A History of Violence. Consider the brilliantly absorbing final scene that sees the central family of four sit for dinner like they probably have a million times before but only this time there is a new constant. Their varying bearings convey someContinue reading “FILM REVIEW; A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE”