Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Leigh Whannell, Barbara Hershey Directed by: James Wan PG-13. 105 mins Despite an interesting journey through space and time, this sequel violates one of the most important rules in horror filmmaking: don’t spend too much time with backstories and mythology; more mystery results in more scares….

The Conjuring (2013)

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farminga, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston Directed by: James Wan R. 112 mins A delightfully sinister tale whose vintage charm doesn’t make it any less terrifying. This is the true story of Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga), world renowned paranormal investigators, who were called in the early 1970s to help…

Prometheus (2012)

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, Logan Marshell-Green, Ben Foster, Sean Harris, Rafe Spall, Kate Dickie, Patrick Wilson Directed by: Ridley Scott R. 123 An ambitious and haunting sci-fi thriller that doesn’t answer all the questions fans may desire, but still delivers with splendid visuals and even greater performances. Ridley…

Young Adult (2011)

Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser, Collette Wolfe, Jill Eikenberry Directed by: Jason Reitman R. 93 mins A dark and clever tale of a woman who just can’t let go of the past. Diablo Cody and Jason Reitman (Juno) team up once more to provide us with a fully-formed female character whose…

Insidious (2011)

Starring: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Barbara Hershey Directed by: James Wan PG-13. 102 mins Creating spine-tingling atmosphere and borrowing elements from classic ghost stories, the folks behind Saw and Paranormal Activity have added a slightly spooky entry into the canon of supernatural thrillers. After moving into an…

Little Children (2006)

Starring: Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Jennifer Connelly Directed by: Todd Field R. 136 mins A dark and highly intelligent portrait of suburbia which is just as multi-layered as Tom Perotta’s novel. Carefully constructed by Todd Field (In The Bedroom), the story involves two lonely parents (Winslet and Wilson) who are deeply unsatisfied…

Angels in America (2003)

Starring: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Patrick Wilson, Mary-Louise Parker, Ben Shenkman, Justin Kirk, Jeffrey Wright, James Cromwell Directed by: Mike Nichols MA. 352 mins It’s 1985 – The Reagan years – and AIDS has begun to sweep the country. Tony Kushner has adapted this political epic into an HBO miniseries that tells the…