Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Edward Snowden

Snowden Isn’t the Thrilling Biopic It Wants to Be

It’s difficult to write a review about Snowden because it’s so bland. I don’t even know how being this bland is possible for a movie with such a good pedigree. I mean, it’s directed by Oliver Stone (Any Given Sunday, Platoon). It has great actors like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Melissa Leo, Rhys Ifans, Nicholas Cage, and Zachary Quinto. And it’s about a public figure who, to this day, is controversial. That should make it fascinating! So why isn’t it? Continue reading “Snowden Isn’t the Thrilling Biopic It Wants to Be”

Hugh Jackman in Prisoners

Prisoners Doesn’t Live Up to Its Hype

A word of caution. Just because a trailer touts a list of actors with “Academy Award winner” or “Academy Award nominee” attributes doesn’t mean the film is going to be Oscar-worthy. In fact, it often means the production company is trying to bait unsuspecting viewers into thinking this movie is way better than it actually is. Which brings me to PrisonersContinue reading “Prisoners Doesn’t Live Up to Its Hype”