The Fighter Puts On A Masterclass in Acting

The performances from Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, and Amy Adams in The Fighter are the very definition of a masterclass in acting. Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) is a welterweight boxer.  Ward is managed by his mother, Alice Ward-Eklund (Melissa Leo), and trained by older half-brother Dicky Ecklund (Christian Bale).  As far as his boxing career goes, Micky isn’t at a great point when he first meet him.  He’s the person that you defeat while you’re…

"The Fighter Puts On A Masterclass in Acting"

Unlovable tackles Sex, Love Addiction

In a year that has seen quite a number of films tackle the subject of addiction, Unlovable goes in a different route than one might expect: humor. Sex and love is never quite enough for Joy (Charlene deGuzman) no matter how hard she tries to fill this hole.  This is the thing about addiction–even when you think you have enough, there’s a need for more.  The film starts out with Joy penning her suicide letter…

"Unlovable tackles Sex, Love Addiction"

Equalizer 2: More Equalizing

It’s surprising that Equalizer 2 is the first sequel in which Denzel Washington revisits any of his previous roles.  The fact that this hasn’t happened already is astonishing in its own right. It bares noting that I went into the sequel’s screening without having watched the original 2014 film.  Let me tell you from the get go, I don’t recommend seeing sequels without their predecessor.  It won’t be the first time nor will it be…

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