Pithy 10 Second Movie Reviews #11

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ 1. (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. 2. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. 3. (generally) I take the pith for your entertainment. The Campaign (2012:  Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott) ... wins nil champagne. Zach G holds the whole thing together as the mincing fop who … Continue reading Pithy 10 Second Movie Reviews #11

10 Second Movie Reviews #10

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (usually) I take the pith for your entertainment.   Contraband (2012: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Giovanni Ribisi) Having upgraded from crook to Mr Middling, the erstwhile Marky Mark, he of the San Francisco bridge homage eyebrows, has … Continue reading 10 Second Movie Reviews #10

10 Second Movie Reviews #9

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (usually) I take the pith for your entertainment. The Raid - Redemption (2011) I have three words for you. WTF. I lied. I have 28. Imagine 60 Jackie Chans at thrice the speed all armed with giant … Continue reading 10 Second Movie Reviews #9

10 Second Movie Reviews #8

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (often) I take the pith for your entertainment. The Entitled (2011: Ray Liotta, Kevin Zegers)   Foul, smarmy North American teenagers (you want to punch them) help justify the disenfranchised robbing their (teens') crumblies. Said olds get their … Continue reading 10 Second Movie Reviews #8

10 Second Thriller Film Reviews #7

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (often) I take the pith for your entertainment. The Amazing Spider-Man (2012: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone) Spiderman: the cocoon years.  I thought we would never get to see boyo in that fetching red and blue uni-tard. Many questions were … Continue reading 10 Second Thriller Film Reviews #7

10 Second Thriller Film Reviews #6

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (often) I take the pith for your entertainment. Our Idiot Brother (P Rudd, S Coogan) I heard it required plastic-pants: no; but it amounts to a cool twist. Rudd and Coogan are super.                 The Disappearance … Continue reading 10 Second Thriller Film Reviews #6

10-Second Film and Book Reviews #5

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (often) I take the pith for your entertainment. FILMS (mainly DVDs; some recent releases) Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (dir. S Lumet; A Finney, PS Hoffman, E Hawke, M Tomei) High-octane melodrama; not a dull frame in … Continue reading 10-Second Film and Book Reviews #5

10-Second Film and Book Reviews #4

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (often) I take the pith for your entertainment. FILMS 5-Year Engagement Better story than hyped; dreary E Blunt per usual but supporting characters great; Rhys Ifans scrubs up beyond recognition.   What to Expect When You’re Expecting … Continue reading 10-Second Film and Book Reviews #4

10-Second Film and Book Reviews #3

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (often) I take the pith for your entertainment. FILMS Carnage (dir Roman Polanski; J Foster, K Winslet, JC Reilly, C Waltz) Great 4-hander via Yasmina Resa; loyalties ricochet; behaviour degenerates; vomiting presides; don't watch if you are claustrophobic; I'd be murderous too if I … Continue reading 10-Second Film and Book Reviews #3

10-Second Film and Book Reviews #2

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (often) I take the pith for your entertainment. FILMS The Gingerbread Man Via John Grisham; Kenneth Branagh seems to be channelling the Roadrunner; I was exhausted after watching this even though I was lying down at the time. … Continue reading 10-Second Film and Book Reviews #2

10 Second Film and Book Reviews #1

pith·y/ˈpiTHē/ Adjective: (of language or style) Concise and forcefully expressive. (of a fruit or plant) Containing much pith. (often) I take the pith for your entertainment. FILMS Margin Call No background music and often silence; audience so silent like there wasn't one - we were to a man struggling to keep up with the unfolding 2008 financial … Continue reading 10 Second Film and Book Reviews #1