Guest Review: JFK

Flashback/Backslide joined the Argumentative August series hosted by Movie Rob and Ten Stars or Less with a review of Oliver Stone’s JFK. Head over to read the review and all the other great reviews of courtroom dramas. Back in high school I passed through a short-lived Oliver Stone phase. I had just finished a longer tour through…

The Imitation Game and The Battle of the British Biopics

Walking into The Imitation Game, I expected some variation of A Beautiful Mind with two socially inept geniuses cracking secret codes and beating Nazis/Soviets. But Morten Tyldum’s English-language debut more resembles Tom Hooper’s 2011 Best Picture The King’s Speech. Both focus on famous British figures (King George VI and Alan Turning) fighting against isolation and working towards a seemingly impossible goal…

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…