Has Seen It All

Has Seen It All

Freaky

Freaky

Byline

Byline

Detour (1945)

2 stars for Ann Savage for living up to her name + 1 star for that look up there, which says it all + ½ star for that moment she takes to adjust her sweater before getting in the car - 1 star for Tom Neal who spent too much time getting by on sweat and 5 o’clock shadow + 1 star for the 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet - ½ star for the Sue character, whose name I thought was Helen, because that’s how much that storyline mattered - 1 star for the very end (if the Hays Code is going to mess with your movie, at least try to make the best of it!!)

Detour (1945)
2 stars for Ann Savage for living up to her name + 1 star for that look up there, which says it all + ½ star for that moment she takes to adjust her sweater before getting in the car - 1 star for Tom Neal who spent too much time getting by on sweat and 5 o’clock shadow + 1 star for the 1941 Lincoln Continental Cabriolet - ½ star for the Sue character, whose name I thought was Helen, because that’s how much that storyline mattered - 1 star for the very end (if the Hays Code is going to mess with your movie, at least try to make the best of it!!)

PAROLED

PAROLED

Footsie

Footsie

Haywire (2011) 

1 star for Gina Carano for doing what she was contracted to do + ½ star for keeping the decent if formulaic plot short - ½ star for the requisite plot holes in a spy thriller - 1 star for the holes they could and should have plugged + ½ star for Antonio Banderas, who should stick to playing shady, bearded guys + 2 stars for Bill Paxton’s house

Haywire (2011)

1 star for Gina Carano for doing what she was contracted to do + ½ star for keeping the decent if formulaic plot short - ½ star for the requisite plot holes in a spy thriller - 1 star for the holes they could and should have plugged + ½ star for Antonio Banderas, who should stick to playing shady, bearded guys + 2 stars for Bill Paxton’s house
Freaky Friday

Freaky Friday

Hanna (2011) 
1½ stars for Saoirse Ronan even though it was distracting how much she looked like Anne Heche from certain angles + ½ star for Cate Blanchett because she’s awesome - ½ star for Cate Blanchett because this time she was mostly gimmick (not sure that’s entirely her fault) - ½ star for the requisite unbelievability of the plot + ½ star for being interesting enough that I didn’t care - ½ star for a seriously weak plot device that allowed Hanna to get up to speed + 1 star for the look and vibe of the movie as a whole + 1 star for Jessica Barden who played Hanna’s friend and was totally hilarious

Hanna (2011)
1½ stars for Saoirse Ronan even though it was distracting how much she looked like Anne Heche from certain angles + ½ star for Cate Blanchett because she’s awesome - ½ star for Cate Blanchett because this time she was mostly gimmick (not sure that’s entirely her fault) - ½ star for the requisite unbelievability of the plot + ½ star for being interesting enough that I didn’t care - ½ star for a seriously weak plot device that allowed Hanna to get up to speed + 1 star for the look and vibe of the movie as a whole + 1 star for Jessica Barden who played Hanna’s friend and was totally hilarious

Tough Going!

Tough Going!