Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Jack White Was in this Movie Briefly [Originally published: East County Herald] Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story By Robert Patrick Comedies, as I’m told, rely on little subtext. To make an efficient comedy, though I’ve never practiced the art of filmmaking, I assume would require a sense of humor, an earnest light-hearted sensibility, or, if the movie calls for it, a witty narrative. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story presents me with a...

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I’m Not There
Nov15

I’m Not There

  Say what you will about folk legend Bob Dylan, but before you say them, Todd Haynes’ new biopic about the misunderstood poet will take them out of your mouth, tell you what you should think of him, and irritate you for two hours about how prevalent the man is. I’m Not There, the film that would bastion Dylan’s mythological existence, makes the singer songwriter look like some sort of ever present demigod, metamorphosing into...

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The Darjeeling Limited
Oct20

The Darjeeling Limited

  Darjeeling, as I’m aware of, is a name of a few things. Darjeeling is the name of a town in West Bengal, India, a black tea from the leaves of that very area, and a boring, overzealous movie directed by cult icon Wes Anderson. Anderson is known for stringing together a multi-textured universe of disenchanted characters in enchanted worlds. Mostly stubborn, faithless and wholly despondent, Anderson’s characters sluggishly mope...

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Built Ford Tough [Originally Published: East County Herald] The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) Starring: Casey Affleck, Brad Pitt By Robert Patrick One thing is clear to me about The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (aside from the name being far too many characters long) and that is that if you have the end of the movie in your title, it better have something else going for it....

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Kurt Cobain About a Son
Sep29

Kurt Cobain About a Son

Walking With a Ghost About a Son (2006) Starring: Kurt Cobain By Robert Patrick I had some initial reservations about director AJ Schnack’s Kurt Cobain biopic, About a Son. Luckily, for all of my negativity and reluctance to accept this film, I found it was actually touching and sincere beyond my expectations. This, I thought, is a pretty damn good surprise. The strangest thing concerning About a Son is the fact that it’s not really a...

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