Sorkin Self-Parody in “Molly’s Game”

The directorial debut of Aaron Sorkin is a moment in pop culture worth anticipating. After all, he’s responsible for one of the best shows in television history, and is constantly an Oscar favorite for his screenplays. The opportunity to see what he’d do out there on his own, without the directorial hands of David Fincher,…

Cocky “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Hurt By Cynical Edge

Reviewed by Lesley Coffin One of the major challenges a film sequel must confront is how to show the time which has lapses between the previous films. Relationships and events which have happened once the projector turned on must be accounted for in the characters relationships and interactions. Yet the director of these films must acknowledge…

Small Scale ‘Table 19’ Would Benefit from Intimacy

Reviewed by Lesley Coffin In today’s film market, we are overloaded with the number of theatrical films released every week. On average, a single week’s schedule can include more than 20 films. A majority will not the audience during their theatrical run, but are still obligated to release their films in limited release because of the…

Violent Logan’s Unrelenting Darkness Comes from Apathy

Written by Lesley Coffin (spoilers included) Much has been made of how the new film Logan incorporates and makes direct reference to the film Shane, one of the definitive films of the western genre in its golden age. The characters, narrative and visual inspirations are easy to spot; one of the reason director James Mangold’s…