The Monuments Men (2014)

Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett Directed by: George Clooney PG-13. 112 mins. A frustrating film unsure in it’s tone and wasteful of it’s talents, The Monuments Men has predictably fabulous production but fails at instilling a real sense of passion for the subject…

Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

Starring: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund, F Murray Abraham, Adam Driver Directed by: Joel & Ethan Coen R. 105 mins An atmospheric portrait of male anxieties and failure, Inside Llewyn Davis explores the tremendous lows and all-too-brief highs that make the life of a musician so unique. Written and directed…

Flight (2012)

Starring: Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Nadine Velazquez, Carter Cabassa Directed by: Robert Zemeckis R. 138 mins A thoughtful character study with an odd structure and heavy-handed message that still prevails thanks to a committed performance. Denzel Washington plays Whip Whitaker, a talented pilot who manages to crash land his plane after…

Argo (2012)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Victor Garber, Clea DuVall, Tate Donovan, Scoot McNairy, Rory Cochrane, Kerry Bishé, Christopher Denham, Taylor Schilling Directed by: Ben Affleck R. 120 mins A tense, engrossing, and at times humorous tale based on true events. Argo chronicles the covert operation to rescue six Americans who were taking…

ParaNorman (2012)

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tucker Albrizzi, Casey Affleck, Jeff Garlin, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bernard Hill, Leslie Mann, Alex Borstein, John Goodman Directed by: Chris Butler XII & Sam Fell PG. 93 mins Gorgeously animated by combining old and new techniques – ParaNorman is a fantastic treat for young and old. Brought to us by the…

The Artist (2011)

Starring: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman, Missi Pyle Directed by: Michel Hazanavicius PG-13. 100 mins. Simple and charming, The Artist is a silent film that contemporary audiences can enjoy. Dujardin and Bejo give such pure and joyous performances, while Hazanavicius’ “less-is-more” direction adds to the unique experience. Although the film is adorable, it…

Speed Racer (2008)

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Roger Allam, Matthew Fox, Nicholas Elia, Paulie Litt, Ariel Winter, Benno Fürmann, Rain, Kick Gurry, Richard Roundtree Directed by: Larry & Andy Wachowski PG. 135 mins An experiment gone awry, this sugary-sweet ride dazzles for a moment, but spends much of it’s abhorrent running length sputtering to the finish…

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…