Film Review: The Interview (2014)

  If you followed the news at all this holiday season, you no doubt heard of Sony Pictures having their computers hacked  (allegedly by North Korea) over their film The Interview, where James Franco plays a journalist tapped by the CIA to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Sony eventually canceled the Christmas day release of…

Film Review: Birdman (2014)

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is visually, intellectually, and emotionally stunning. The real and surreal are blended together in such a seamless fashion that you aren’t quite sure if the protagonist, Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is day dreaming, hallucinating, or has special powers. The camera floats through rooms, down long hallways, and up…