Category: Review

Philomena – Haiku Review

Sad sack Englishman Dame Judi Dench being old Sure-fire Oscar wins   Grump and old woman On a road trip through the States Almost Guilt Trip II!   Such lively music For breach births, missing children, Girls becoming slaves   Oof, Catholic church This was quite the travesty Really should think twice   Why are nuns so stern? Even the…

Nebraska – Haiku Review

On an epic quest To find pretend winnings and An air compressor   Woody looks like my Relatives in thirty years Highly unnerving   Family of owls Really, they all look like birds A strange casting choice   Fiesty grandmas and And incoherent old men Sure-fire Oscar wins   These actors are great I wonder where they found them Funeral…

Blue Jasmine – Haiku Review

The perfect movie If you desire Cate Blanchett Looking real haggard   Cate’s perfect drunk face Is a skillfully sculpted Snarling gargoyle   I would describe her For the film’s majority As “oozing disdain”   “Metamorphosis” Might be a better title Cate changes drastically   It’s two roles, one film Jasmine the ignorant rich Jasmine the sad drunk   Both…

American Hustle – Haiku Review

MANIC ENERGY Intense actors going ham Hard to catch a breath   Bale especially As a slouching, fat con man Sinks into his role   Cooper talks fastest Chews scenery with vigor Gots the crazy eyes   Adams wins with range Ecstatic joy to despair Drama in person   Lawrence gets the laughs Such a natural charmer Dumb blonde with…

12 Years a Slave – Haiku Review

12 years sure flies by! That’s the only joke I’ll make Already feel bad   Hard to be clever All jokes profoundly racist Post-12 Years a Slave   Oscars all around Fassbender’s plantation king Villain for the ages   A few film highlights: Gorgeous sunsets and sunrises Groves of mossy oaks   Flesh stripped from the spine A man left…

Coming Down from Gravity

Sitting in a nearly sold-out Imax theater, a half dozen seats from center, fourth row up from the basement. I’m fiddling with my 3D glasses – it’s been a long time since I saw a 3D movie. The glass have been reformatted into obnoxious bug-eyes that, presumably, no fashionable teen would steal to wear later at the party. The changes…

World War Z – Haiku Review

Great tour of the world Even if it’s all on fire And swamped with undead   Action kicks right in Seat-gripping from the get-go The pulse, how she pounds   First hour and a half Like white lightning, fast and nuts Then so slow and meh   Finding the vaccine Such a dull way to end things Need blaze of…