Reel Shorts | G.I. Joe: Retaliation

29 03 2013


The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Reel Shorts | Better Mus’ Come

29 03 2013

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The film follows warring political factions in 1970s Jamaica as they enlist the support of gangs to enforce their policies, and advance their political agenda. It is a fictionalized dramatization of real historical events, specifically, the Green Bay Massacre, where the government finally tracked down these gangs and had systematically wiped out.

Reel Shorts | Starbuck

29 03 2013


As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.

Reel Shorts | Olympus Has Fallen

22 03 2013


Director Antoine Fuqua’s follow-up to his gritty police drama, Brooklyn’s Finest is a rousing patriotic, no-holds barred action thriller that puts a new, yet predictable spin while simultaneously updating the Die Hard blueprint for a new generation in the jingoistic, Olympus Has Fallen. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | Spring Breakers

22 03 2013


No director captures the exploitative and voyeuristic aspects of teen life like Harmony Korine. Almost 20 years after writing the cult classic, Kids, Korine has channeled his focus on an annual rite of passage and centered the story on four bored college students who want more excitement than school can offer in the thriller, Spring Breakers. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

15 03 2013

Steve Carell’s latest magic comedy, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is reviewed on the BIG show, Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon.

Reel Shorts | Hope Springs

8 08 2012

Cynthia Fuchs | PopMatters

“Who in here is not having sex?” As Karen (Elizabeth Shue) asks her customers at the bar she’s tending in Great Hope Springs, Maine, the camera looks out over a room full of shaggy fellows and sturdy women. Gathered on a sunny afternoon, they duck their heads and raise their hands, then all smile and toast themselves. The stranger in town, Kay (Meryl Streep), looks surprised, then pleased. She’s just confessed her sad secret to Karen—that she’s not having sex with her husband of 31 years—but now, in this supportive crowd, the crisis suddenly seems less acute. Read the rest of this entry »

Reel Shorts | Searching for Sugar Man

3 08 2012

Two South African journalists investigate the whereabouts of an influential and mysterious rock icon that inspired a powerful movement in the touching and inspirational documentary, Searching for Sugar Man. Read the rest of this entry »