Review: Winter’s Tale

Winter's Tale posterDespite winning an Academy Award for A Beautiful Mind, Hollywood really needs to stop giving Akiva Goldsman work. As a writer, he’s made a botch job of some good projects and now, as the writer/director of Winter’s Tale, he’s made a botch of what I can only assume was a fairy tale like novel of the same name by Mark Helprin. Now, to be fair, I’ve never read the original source material so I don’t know how much it veered or how faithful it was but I can say that either way, Goldsman delivered a film which won’t please many people.  Continue reading “Review: Winter’s Tale”

Review: I Am Legend

The problem with I Am Legend is that it has no idea what kind of a film it wants to be. This isn’t to say it’s not enjoyable, just that it’s not nearly as good as it could be which is a shame because the source material, a novel by Richard Matheson and 1971’s Omega Man, are both well thought out pieces of speculative fiction. Here, though, the film never settles down into a rhythm and ends up leaving the audience unfulfilled. Continue reading “Review: I Am Legend”