Tag: peter sarsgaard

Movie Review: Night Moves (2014)

NIGHT MOVES BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 2, 2014 Released almost exactly a year apart, the May 2013 release “The East” and the May 2014 release “Night Moves” are both films about activists fighting the law in an almost terroristic fashion. Both containing well-known faces as well as eerie, unsettling natures, they both also draw heavy differences from one another. Whereas “The East” sees Brit Marling’s … Read More Movie Review: Night Moves (2014)

Quick Review: Blue Jasmine (2013)

BLUE JASMINE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 20, 2013 Dark, quippy, and cathartic, “Blue Jasmine” is the epitome of a Woody Allen film. Forced to give up her lavish lifestyle with her mover-and-shaker husband, Hal (Alec Baldwin), Jasmine (Cate Blanchett) moves in with her lower-middle-class sister, Ginger (Sally Hawkins). There she teeters on the edge of her sanity, descending into alcoholism. “Blue Jasmine” is impressively intricate, … Read More Quick Review: Blue Jasmine (2013)

Movie Review: Lovelace (2013)

LOVELACE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLAUGUST 20, 2013 An entertaining biopic with a strong central performance from Amanda Seyfried, “Lovelace,” captures the rise and fall of real-life porn star Linda Lovelace. Starting her life as Linda Boreman, she lives with her strict parents, Dorothy (Sharon Stone) and John (Robert Patrick). It is not until Linda meets and marries suave Chuck Traynor, played entirely convincingly by Peter … Read More Movie Review: Lovelace (2013)

Movie Review: An Education (2009)

AN EDUCATION BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 22, 2010 Love is complex. Love can be sticky, undependable, sensitive, unstable, and perplexing. Of course, these are only one side of love. The characters in “An Education” experience all of these aspects of love. The characters ARE all of these aspects of love. The harsh reality of love is what envelopes the majority of this film. Carey Mulligan … Read More Movie Review: An Education (2009)