2014 Film Reviews

Birdman (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Riggan Thomson, a washed up movie star best known for playing the superhero, Birdman, attempts to rejuvenate his floundering career by directing and starring in an adaptation of the Broadway play, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” But as a myriad of mounting pre-production disasters pushes Riggan to the […]

Obvious Child (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Donna is an aspiring comedienne who enthusiastically infuses her personal life into her stand-up performances, so after losing her beloved daytime job and being dumped in the same week, Donna’s act has taken a turn to the dark side. Depressed by the uncertainty of her future, Donna sets out to drown her […]

Belle (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy & Michelle Zenor Conceived through a forbidden relationship between a Royal Navy Captain and a beloved former slave, Dido Elizabeth Belle is rescued from a life of penury and hardship by her seafaring father who entrusts his daughter to her aristocratic and benevolent great uncle, Lord Mansfield. Being of mixed race, Dido […]

Interstellar (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy As Earth is ravaged by droughts and extreme climate changes, food shortages reach famine levels. Desperate to ensure the salvation of the human race from extinction, NASA embarks on the most aggressive undertaking in space exploration, project Endurance. Utilizing an inexplicable wormhole located just outside Saturn’s orbit, a group of space explorers […]

Snowpiercer (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy In the year 2014, a group of the planet’s leading scientists, in the hopes of reversing the devastating effects of global warming, release the chemical CW-7 into the planet’s atmosphere, unleashing a cataclysmic ice age that decimates the world’s population. Seventeen years later, only a handful of survivors remain, living on a […]

Ida (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy Raised by nuns after being orphaned during the second World War, Anna is now a novitiate who is just weeks away from taking her final vows. However, before she is allowed to join the order, the Mother Superior informs her she must visit her only living relative, Aunt Wanda. Emotionally aloof, Wanda […]

St. Vincent (2014)

Review by-Jarrett Leahy When Maggie, a recent divorcee, and her 12-year-old son, Oliver, move in next door to Vincent, a drunkard war veteran with a propensity for betting on the horses, Vincent’s inebriated existence gets thrown for a loop. Unaware of Vincent’s proclivity for life’s questionable comforts and desperate for babysitting help, Maggie agrees to […]