Blue Jasmine (2013)

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg, Andrew Dice Clay, Alden Ehrenreich, Louis C.K. Directed by: Woody Allen PG-13. 98 mins A sharp comedy-drama that touches on issues of class, gender and corporate crime all in Woody Allen’s trademark style of focusing more on character rather than story. Deeply troubled and in denial, Jasmine…

It’s Complicated (2009)

Starring: Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin, Steve Martin, John Krasinski, Lake Bell Directed by: Nancy Meyers R. 120 mins A funny rom-com that wins points for the clever cast but loses some for being a lot less complex than the title suggests. Streep really lets loose as Jane, a divorced mother of three who owns a…

Lymelife (2008)

Starring: Rory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Emma Roberts, Keiran Culkin, Timothy Hutton, Cynthia Nixon Directed by: Derick Martini R. 94 mins Another offbeat look at suburban dissolution that doesn’t exactly tread new ground, but possesses enough charm and tenderness to win a spot amongst other indie greats. Set in Long Island, this is the…

Running with Scissors (2006)

Starring: Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph Cross, Evan Rachel Wood, Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Jill Clayburgh, Alec Baldwin Directed by: Ryan Murphy R. 122 mins A dysfunctional family memoir chock full of unlikeable characters and smug humour. Based on Augusten Burrough’s memoir of the same name, this film simply can’t decide what message it’s sending…

The Aviator (2004)

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, Alec Baldwin, John C. Reilly, Alan Alda, Ian Holm, Danny Huston, Jude Law, Gwen Stefani, Kelli Garner, Francis Conroy, Willem Dafoe Directed by: Martin Scorsese PG-13. 170 mins A glamorous and detailed epic that has some astounding performances but doesn’t quite take us anywhere. In a powerhouse performance,…

Beetlejuice (1988)

Starring: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O’Hara, Winona Ryder Directed by: Tim Burton PG. 93mins. If you’re wondering what all the hub-ub is about Tim Burton these days (because let’s face it, there has been a downward spiral), Beetlejuice is his classic dark comedy that simply cannot be topped. Propelling the…