11:14

Dan Movie Reviews

Tonight there was a special CMU Alumni screening and reception for fellow alum Greg Marcks, where they screened his feature film debut, 11:14. Told in reverse-chronological order, the film is a black comedy that tells multiple stories about different people in a small town whose lives all converge through a car accident that happens at 11:14pm. The film has a small ensemble cast, featuring Patrick Swayze, Barbara Hershey, Hilary Swank, Shawn Hatosy, Henry Thomas, Ben Foster, Rachael Leigh Cook, and …

Narc

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Tonight I went to see Narc with Zach. It was a rather gritty and very well-done film that focused on undercover officer Nick Tellis (Jason Patrick), who is teamed up with vengeful cop Henry Oak (Ray Liotta) to investigate the murder of Oak’s partner. Directed by Joe Carnahan, who directed “Ticker”, the 2nd BMW short film this fall, the film was engaging from the start, and built slowly but steadily over the next 1.5 hours. The last ten minutes, though, …

Solaris

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Oh my goodness. Where to even begin? Tonight I saw Solaris with Timo in Westwood. The marketing blitz for this film has been ludicrous, yet I still couldn’t figure out what the movie’s about. To make a long story short: George Clooney plays a psychiatrist sent to a space station orbiting Solaris to find out what happened to the crew. There are only two of them left. Seems that these “entities” are manifesting themselves in the form of the strongest …