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Lone Survivor (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Based on the best selling book of the same name, Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor tells the harrowing account of the 2005 Navy Seal mission to capture infamous Al Qaeda leader Ahmad Shah. When the operation becomes compromised, the four man team, deep behind enemy lines, is thrust into a savage battle for […]

Top 6 List-Philip Seymour Hoffman

List by-Jarrett Leahy Excluding Daniel Day Lewis and Tom Hanks, there may be no finer actor over the last 25 years than Philip Seymour Hoffman. A thespian with a chameleonic ability to flawlessly float between strong leading roles and equally impressive supporting performances, Hoffman’s impact on popular film can’t be understated.  All personal favorites, these […]

Her (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy For a large number of film fans and critics, the “game changing” science fiction film of 2013 was and always will be Alfonso Cuaron’s 3D spectacle, Gravity. However for my cinematic tastes, no film made more original or creative strides in the science fiction genre than this beautifully quirky little romance story […]


I’m happy to report that after that after some long deliberation I have selected the inaugural class of films for my Movie Hall of Fame section.  Because this is the first class, I have selected 12 All-Time Favorites.  Each class there after will be a maximum of 6 films.  Trying to select ONLY twelve films […]

Life Itself (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy The live streaming feed of Steve James’ documentary about Roger Ebert has ended almost 50 minutes ago, and I’m sitting here with a page of jumbled thoughts and reactions strewn up and down my Open Office document. It is a chaotic mixture of sentence fragments and rambling streams of thought patiently waiting […]

I am Roger Ebert-Life Itself Backer #514

Thanks, @AmateurCinephile, Backer #514! Your #Ebertreview is THE MECHANIC, from 11/30/1972: — Life Itself (@EbertMovie) December 8, 2013   Tonight at 5:15pm MST in Park City, Utah the world premiere of the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself will be held at the Sundance Film Festival. Thanks to their fan funding campaign I have […]

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Review by: Jarrett Leahy “Not all good movies are about Good People. I also like movies about Bad People who have a sense of humor. Orson Welles, who does not play either of the Good People in The Third Man, has such a winning way, such witty dialogue, that for a scene or two we […]