On Cleveland

By Wednesday, July 16, 2014 0 Permalink 1

I get frustrated when I read about Cleveland. It was my home for six years, three of which I spent living inside the city. It’s not just the jokes about a city that really is on the rise that bug me, though. It’s the way the Clevelanders defend it. I loved Cleveland for a lot of ...

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Is Just Another Unwieldy Blockbuster

By Saturday, July 12, 2014 0 No tags Permalink 0

Reading the reviews that have come in for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, you would think that the sequel to the blockbuster surprise Rise of the Planet of the Apes was something special. Truth be told, there’s a special movie in it somewhere. But it’s the stuff that’s so desperately ordinary that keeps it from differentiating ...

AFFLUENZA’s Strengths Outweigh Its Weaknesses

By Monday, July 7, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Redhead Review: Affluenza Affluenza, the newest feature from Holy Rollers (2010) director Kevin Asch, is a fairly predictable, formulaic glimpse into the lives of entitled teens and their absent, equally spoiled parents living in Great Neck, Long Island during the summer preceding the 2008 financial crisis. The film centers specifically on middle-class teen Fischer Miller (Ben ...