Thursday, March 30, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #62: Brother's Keeper (1992)

Running Time: 104 minutes
Directed By: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
Main Cast: Delbert Ward, Roscoe Ward, Lyman Ward, Walt Geisler, Ken Elmer


Think Making A Murderer, but just twenty years earlier and you've pegged the 1992, critically acclaimed doc Brother's Keeper. Stories like this always interest me and there's really some intriguing ideas on parade here as the death of William Ward is put under the microscope and the seemingly, wrongfully accused Delbert Ward (his brother) fights for his justice in the American legal system. Great stuff, as I become more and more a documentary aficionado.

RATING: 7.5/10

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

SINS OF OMISSION - Entry #61: The Cable Guy (1996)

Running Time: 96 minutes
Directed By: Ben Stiller
Written By: Lou Holtz Jr.
Main Cast: Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Leslie Mann, Jack Black, George Segal
Click here to view the trailer


No fancy-schmansy introduction this go around, just hopping right in! You guys really have no idea how much forcing myself to write on this blog regularly for six years turned me off to ever writing regularly again. I just don't think I have it in me anymore, but who knows - maybe one day the spark will return. For now, I'll be presenting fifteen more inclusions to my own, personal 1,000 favorites list, using mostly pictures to let the film speak for itself. I'll probably include a sentence or two as well, just so I don't feel completely lazy.

Kicking it off with the least favorite of my new inclusions - The Cable Guy. Just because it's the least favorite, however, doesn't mean it's not deserving of it's place. I've ALWAYS been a big Jim Carrey fan and I knew that I HAD to include one of his classic comedies on my list - especially if this list is to convey what I like and what movies made up the evolution of my love of film. I can remember Carrey being a big deal when I was growing up and all of his movies being box office successes. Sure I can find guilty pleasure in some of his lesser praised works, such as, Ace Venture: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber and The Mask, but I've always found The Cable Guy to be one of his lesser appreciated ones that was also a genuinely quality film. A black comedy from Ben Stiller's helm, The Cable Guy is packed with laughs and one of those ones that I think I could throw on and enjoy anytime.

RATING: 7.5/10

Sins of Omission - Entry #94: ZODIAC (2007)

Running Time: 157 minutes Directed By: David Fincher  Written By: James Vanderbilt, based on the book by Robert Graysmith Main Cast : Jake...