Posts Tagged ‘film review’

Review: THE SESSIONS

By Laurie Coker Rating: B+/A- John Hawkes is to an iron lung what Daniel Day-Lewis is to his” left foot.” In The Sessions, also starring Helen Hunt, Hawkes offers an Oscar winning performance, using little more than his facial expressions and succinct, moving dialogue. Not really knowing what to imagine, I went in to the […]

Review: HOPE SPRINGS

By Laurie Coker Rating: B+ Meryl Streep can do no wrong. Even in badly scripted films, she perfects her characters and embodies each and every one impeccably.  In her current film, Hope Springs (opening Wednesday August 8th) , co-starring Tommy Lee Jones, she gives us a character like no other she’s done before, and Jones, […]

Review: ANNA KARENINA

By Laurie Coker Rating B+ As a lover of stage and theatre I delighted in director Joe Wright’s vision  of Anna Karenina from a script by Tom Stoppard, based on the 19th century Leo Tolstoy novel. Starring Keira Knightly and Jude Law, Wright lays down his Karenina, with his typical visually stunning lavish costumed fair […]

Review: KILLING THEM SOFTLY

By Laurie Coker Rating: C- Stupid is as stupid does – no truer words are spoken, particularly when it comes to the film Killing Them Softly, starring Brad Pitt, Richard Jenkins and James Gandolfini (although I using “starring” loosely in this case). Disjointed and at times dull storytelling, keep me from ever becoming wholly engaged […]