Posted On 27 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Drama, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: This was the beginning of my experience with Joe Carnahan’s ‘The Grey’, a relentless and uncompromising thriller that has been unfairly marketed as a B action film with Liam Neeson punching wolves. I will not warn you away from it, as it is an exquisitely shot, superbly acted ... Read More
Posted On 13 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2012, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Drama, Horror, Suspense/Thriller.
For all prospective parents and parents still raising children in their formative years, Lynne Ramsay’s We Need To Talk About Kevin might be the single most unsettling film you see this year. As a soon-to-be father, I do hope that when my son arrives he’s not anything like this film’s Kevin, ... Read More
Posted On 11 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2012, Action, Crime, Drama, Foreign, Reviews.
Once Upon A Time in Anatolia (NR) Running Time:150 min Directed by: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Written by:Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Ebru Ceylan and Ercan Kesal Starring: Muhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan and Taner Birsel Mobster's Rating: Although the title summons a vibe of the mythic, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time ... Read More
Posted On 06 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2 Stars (Mediocre), 2011, Drama, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
Our agent across the pond Jarv, brings us the lowdown on the real identity of the Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy adaptation. How does it measure up to the book, or for that matter, the Alec Guiness mini-series? Read on to find out.... I’ve thought long and hard about this film. When ... Read More
Posted On 23 Dec 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, Classic, Comedy, Drama, Foreign, Reviews, Romance, Romantic Comedy.
Mobster's Rating: There’s much talk about “The Artist” being a silent, black and white film that happens to have been made in 2011. This is technically true, but to describe it as such is to suggest that it’s an artifact or an antique. It isn’t. Although it borrows the exact ... Read More
Posted On 23 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Drama, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Reviews.
Mobster's Rating: With the fantastic ‘Hugo’, based off Brian Selznick’s Caldecott winning children’s novel, Martin Scorsese returns to a measure of his former glory. It’s always interesting to watch a filmmaker testing new waters, and in Hugo, a PG-rated big-budget family picture, the great director attempts a genre and format he’s ... Read More
Posted On 15 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1 Star (Awful), 2011, By Genre, Drama, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction.
Mobster's Rating: Welcome to Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia, where the end of the world never looked so pretentious. Von Trier, that Dane of the Dismal, delivers another art house exercise in glossy banality that's much less profound then it thinks it is. His last, Anti-Christ, had Charlotte Gainsbourg committing genital mutilation ... Read More
Posted On 28 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, By Genre, Drama, Horror, Reviews, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobsters Rating: Something wicked this way comes. Just ask Michael Shannon’s Curtis LaForche in Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter, an unnerving American pastorale about a family man plagued by the prospect of apocalyptic destruction. Curtis is an Ohio sandminer living a stable if sometimes financially stressful existence with beautiful wife Samantha (Jessica Chastain) ... Read More
Posted On 14 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), By Genre, Comedy, Drama, Musical, Reviews, Romance.
Hey guys! Welcome our honorary Mobster of the moment, Erin Tracht, who took time out to catch Craig Brewer's Footloose remake for us. How did it turn out? Take it away, Erin.... Mobsters Rating: Everybody cut Footloose! Diehard fans of the 1984 classic about teens fighting for the right to party (mainly dance in ... Read More
Posted On 10 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Action, By Genre, Drama, Fantasy, Reviews.
Actors: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain, Hunter McCarcken, Fiona Shaw Director: Terrence Malick Writer: Terrence Malick Producers: Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, William Pohlad Format: Color Language: English Subtitles: English, Spanish Region: (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.) Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Number of discs: 3 Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) Studio: ... Read More
Review: Blackthorn (2011)
Posted On 07 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 2011, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, By Genre, Drama, Reviews, Western.
Mobster's Rating: Telling the speculative story of what ‘really happened’ to legendary outlaw Butch Cassidy after that fateful shootout in the boarding house in Bolivia, Blackthorn delivers a decidedly classic Western with an undeniably iconic turn by Sam Sheppard. The result is a film that marches laconically to its own ... Read More
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