Reviews from 40,000 feet

A few weeks ago I took the nine hour flight from Moscow to New York City on Aeroflot Airlines. Instead of spending the time looking at the disconcerting hammer and sickle logos on the airline cutlery or wondering about the overly sexual wecome videos encouraging me to turn off all electronic devices, I took full advantage…

Gravity

So I’m a little late to the party on this one. Sheepishly, I’ll admit that one of the main motivations for writing this review and seeing the movie in the first place is all the Oscar buzz surrounding Alfonso Cuaron’s sci-fi adventure. After months of feet-dragging and ignoring the movie, I finally saw it last night, ignoring…

American Hustle

Many moviegoers had to sit back and thumb-twiddle until December to see their most anticipated movies of the year. While a full slate of late releases kept us interested (Anchorman 2, Out of the Furnace, the new Hobbit, Grudge Match, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, etc), two movies have loomed mighty on the horizon. American Hustle from David…