In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Lucky me, I am obsessed with nineteenth century seafaring disasters of late. Like a virulent flu, I suspect this obsession will soon run its frantic course. After all: these tales, incredible as they are, have a sameness. They are marked by man’s hubris and...

The Edge (1997)

I’m a sucker for a good survival film and David Mamet’s┬áThe Edge is one of my time tested favorites. The film isn’t nearly as thrilling upon subsequent viewings, but the first time I saw it I was practically in tears. Despite appearances, the best...

Weekly Roundup: Icebreaker, No Retreat No Surrender

I am embarrassed to admit I have let my readers down for the roundup, watching only two measly films for the week. In my defense, I’ve been reading some really solid fiction and nonfiction and listening to a couple excellent podcasts. Oh – and working. You...