Friday, January 29, 2016

Eddie the Eagle

There's a good reason sports stories tend to work well at the movies: no matter how many times you see the same basic formula play out, it's always inspiring to watch an underdog triumph over incredible odds. Despite being perhaps the most predictable distillation of this formula of the past thirty yearsEddie the Eagle hits all the right beats; while occasionally veering into cheesy territory, this based-on-a-true-story genre entry is a largely satisfying crowd-pleaser.

Eddie The Eagle
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Starring: Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Synchronicity

Fans of Timecrimes and Primer might enjoy Synchronicity, the newest film from writer/director Jacob Gentry. I haven't seen any of his previous movies (I hear The Signal was well-liked), but this low-budget indie is a solid piece of science fiction that handles the concept of time travel with the kind of precision geeks will appreciate.

Synchronicity
Director: Jacob Gentry
Starring: Chad McKnight, Brianne Davis, AJ Bowen, Michael Ironside