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About Time (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Sweet and timidly wide-eyed, Tim Lake would never be described as a lady’s man. However, after another fruitless New Year’s Eve party, Tim is sat down and informed by his father of an absurdly unthinkable family secret. All the men in the Lake family have the ability to time travel. While they […]

Noah (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy  “No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.”-Roger Ebert And no quote better fit my thoughts about famed director Darren Aronofsky’s latest effort. I strongly disliked Noah, and it could not end soon enough. Judging from the dead silence of the exiting crowd who watched it with […]

A Single Shot (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Sam Rockwell stars as John Moon, a lifelong rancher who just can’t manage to keep a traditional job after his father’s farm was foreclosed on years back. Separated from his wife and young son, John is desperate to put his family back together.  While out hunting deer during the dawning hours of a […]

Top 6 Lists-Female Directed Films (2000-14)

List by-Jarrett Leahy Watching Nicole Holofcener’s charming little romantic comedy Enough Said reminded me yet again how few women are actively working in Hollywood.  Even in 2014, the road for female directors is still a difficult uphill climb with only a small handful cracking the Hollywood good ol’ boy network.  Examining the 100 top box office films […]

Enough Said (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Eva, a skilled masseuse and divorced mother with a teenage daughter about to go off to college.  While attending a cocktail party with her best friend Sarah (Toni Collette), Eva is introduced to Marianne (Catherine Keener), an acclaimed poet who expresses interest in becoming a new massage client.  At this same party, Eva […]

Closed Circuit (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy A devastating terror attack in a busy London marketplace leads to the swift apprehension of the suspected mastermind Farroukh Erdogan, while two other suspected co-conspirators are killed during the attempt to apprehend them.  Due to the sensitive nature of the case, the trial is split into two sections, a closed door segment […]

Wadjda (2013)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Wadjda is an 11-year-old girl living in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Free spirited and a bit of an odd duckling, it is Wadjda’s dream to buy her very own bicycle so that she can race and beat her friend Abdullah. However, in the Saudi culture, it is believed that […]