Blue Ruin (2013)

Back in the days when I pursued film criticism as a semi-fulltime activity, I always tried to hold myself to professional standards. Anything that I felt might color my view of a film, I left outside the theater. I felt it was the proper way to handle my duty of analyzing and recommending or not […]

Last Ride (2009)

An early scene in Last Ride, director Glendyn Ivin’s stark road movie, finds Kev (Hugo Weaving), a low-rent criminal on the run, cutting his long hair and shaving his beard in a restaurant bathroom.  It’s a half-hearted and largely useless attempt to change his appearance because of the actor playing Kev.  It doesn’t matter his […]