An Honest Performance

An Honest Performance

- A thing is a thing, not what is said of that thing -

Grim Tidings

Grim Tidings

There are times when an actor or actress hits a resonating career-high with a performance that ushers them into a pantheon of immortals. Jake Gyllenhaal just claimed his space there with Nightcrawler in a film that may very well be the best of 2014.

Of Hope and Faith

Of Hope and Faith

I would be lying if I say that X-Men: Days of Future Past met my expectations head-on. It met them on different timelines of the same dimension with varying results. I will keep this as spoiler-free as possible mind you, because even though the Sentinel storyline is very well-known to X-Men fans there are subtleties within the narrative that were a real treat.

Suddenly, Godzilla.

Suddenly, Godzilla.

Godzilla is about humanity dealing with tragedy and forces way above its capabilities, the consequences of which can only be dealt with by lowering our heads and accepting fate. Humanity is powerless here and that's why the film isn't called Humanity but is instead named after the King of the Monsters. And he most certainly is.