The Hurt Locker

Dan Movie Reviews

The Iraq War can be a rather contentious subject for a film, especially with Hollywood’s typical anti-war approach, which has consistently failed at the box office.  So it was refreshing when a film not only tried to take an apolitical approach to the war, but really focused on a group of men who are fighting a unique aspect of it.  Following a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, The Hurt Locker is a tense film from beginning to end, …

Knowing

Dan Movie Reviews

How frustrating is it when you see a film that is really good and well done – and then falls apart during the last third?  Such is the case with Knowing, the new sci-fi/thriller from visionary director Alex Proyas.  50 years after it was written and shoved into an elementary school time capsule, MIT astrophysicist John Koestler (Nicholas Cage) comes across a mysterious piece of paper filled with numbers.  Sensing a pattern, he discovers that the paper contains the dates …