Tag Archive | Matt Hodgson

Get the Gringo Review (Matt Hodgson)

Get the Gringo Review (Matt Hodgson)

Get the Gringo (2012) Starring Mel Gibson, Peter Stormare, and Dean Norris Directed by Adrian Grunberg Love him or hate him the caustic and often politically incorrect Mel Gibson is back with an action movie that got me hoping for something similar to 2010’s Edge of Darkness, which I have to admit I actually enjoyed […]

Dark Shadows Review (Matt Hodgson)

Dark Shadows Review (Matt Hodgson)

Dark Shadows (2012) Starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earl Haley, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Christopher Lee Directed by Tim Burton MINOR SPOILERS Tim Burton, the great visionary behind Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, and many other films is at the helm of an adaptation of one of […]

The Woman in Black Review (Matt Hodgson)

The Woman in Black (2012) Based on The Woman in Black (1989) Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Janet McTeer and Ciarán Hinds Written by Susan Hill (novel), Jane Goldman (screenplay) Directed by James Watkins MINOR SPOILERS The Woman in Black was on my radar for a number of reasons. Firstly, it’s a throwback to the days of […]

The Avengers Review (Matt Hodgson)

The Avengers Review (Matt Hodgson)

Three months in France and 10 days in Italy; I can’t even remember the last time I had an opportunity to see a new release in a movie theatre that wasn’t the victim of a coldly indifferent dub job. Luckily, Rome seems to be a little more conscious of preserving film experience, and this past […]

The Conflicting Emotions Stirred up by Watching Tarantino Movies on Cable in France (Matt Hodgson)

For those of you who don’t know, I’m on a prolonged vacation away from the beautiful city of Toronto, living in France on the Côte d’Azur. Now the South of France has many beautiful things to offer: plenty of sun, the ocean, deliciously fresh bread, inexpensive and surprisingly good table wine, but the selection of […]

Nightwatch\Nattevagten Review (Matt Hodgson)

Nightwatch\Nattevagen (1994) Starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sofie Gråbøl, Kim Bodnia, Lotte Anderson, and Ulf Pilgaard Screenplay by Ole Bornedal Directed by Ole Bornedal I think of myself as a horror movie connoisseur and as a result I’m kind of embarrassed to say that I had not seen Nightwatch until a few nights ago. This film is […]

The Grey Review (Matt Hodgson)

The Grey (2011) Starring Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, and Frank Grillo Screenplay by Joe Carnahan Directed by Joe Carnahan I’m sure that I’m not alone when I say that since Taken (2008), Liam Neeson has a special place as one of the baddest men on the planet and I mean that in a good way. […]