Promised Land (2013)

Starring: Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Frances McDormand, Rosemarie DeWitt, Hal Holbrook, Scoot McNairy Directed by: Gus Van Sant R. 106 mins A touching, yet not entirely compelling tale with good intentions. Sadly, it lacks the punchy entertainment and memorable characters of superior tales about the moral complications that arise when a huge corporation meets a…

Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Bob Balaban Directed by: Wes Anderson PG-13. 94 mins A beautifully whimsical and well-acted film that just might be Mr. Anderson’s best work to date. It’s 1965 and on an island just off the coast of…

Fargo (1996)

Starring: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen R. 97mins. Storytelling at it’s finest. Fargo is a wholly original film that mocks (and embraces) the Coen brothers’ Minnesotan roots. Hilarious and shocking, this snowbound black comedy centers around the financially-troubled Jerry Lundergaard (William H. Macy), a plan to…

Raising Arizona (1987)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Holly Hunter, John Goodman, Willian Forsythe, Trey Wilson, Sam McMurray, Frances McDormand Directed by: Joel Coen PG-13. 94 mins A wacky and deliriously excessive comedy with a loveable cast of misfits. After small-time crook “Hi” McDonnough (Nicolas Cage) marries “Ed” (Holly Hunter), the officer who took all of his mug shots, they…