Hotshot’s Movie Reviews by Dan Culberson

Dan Culberson’s insightful commentary of current movies in the theaters. Contact Hotshots at danculberson@juno.com.

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Interstellar "Too Much, Too Little"

Interstellar "Too Much, Too Little"

INTERSTELLAR is the very epitome of a big movie: big production values, big cast, big story, big ideas, but in the end it just might have a small impact on the audience.[READ|SHARE]
Nightcrawler "Good and Creepy"

Nightcrawler "Good and Creepy"

NIGHTCRAWLER is a fascinating and dark movie that affects you the way passing an accident on the highway does: You want to look at it, but you feel a little bit guilty in doing so.[READ|SHARE]
Birdman "Unusual and Boring"

Birdman "Unusual and Boring"

BIRDMAN has the full, awkward title of BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE), which sums up the whole movie.[READ|SHARE]
St. Vincent "Big Rewards"

St. Vincent "Big Rewards"

ST. VINCENT is the latest film starring Bill Murray, and that is all you need to know to make you want to see it, and you will be pleased you did. Murray plays Vincent, who is the furthest thing you can imagine being a saint at the beginning of the movie.[READ|SHARE]
The Judge "Family Courtroom Drama"

The Judge "Family Courtroom Drama"

THE JUDGE is a terrific film about a family and what happens to them in a courtroom during a murder trial.[READ|SHARE]
Gone Girl "Excellent Thriller"

Gone Girl "Excellent Thriller"

GONE GIRL is an excellent mystery thriller based on the 2012 best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay, and if you haven't read the novel, you are in for a surprise.[READ|SHARE]
Love is Strange "Downer Movie"

Love is Strange "Downer Movie"

LOVE IS STRANGE stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as two gay men who have been living together for years and have been partners for even longer than that, and it is about what happens to them after they can finally get officially married.[READ|SHARE]
This Is Where I Leave You "And Stay with You Forever"

This Is Where I Leave You "And Stay with You Forever"

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU is a very funny movie with a very unfortunate title, but with a very good ensemble cast about a family who all get back together for a week in order to honor their father's wishes when he dies.[READ|SHARE]
The Drop "Definitely Worth Seeing"

The Drop "Definitely Worth Seeing"

THE DROP is a very good, dark, and gritty movie that revolves around a bar in Brooklyn called Cousin Marv's, which used to belong to Marv, played by James Gandolfini.[READ|SHARE]
The November Man "The November Movie"

The November Man "The November Movie"

THE NOVEMBER MAN might not be the worst movie I have seen all year, but it is certainly the worst spy thriller I have seen all year.[READ|SHARE]

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