Review: The Tunnel (TV, 2013)

Transnational borders are always interesting places, whether it’s the no-man’s zone between East and West Germany in a tense Cold War drama or the imaginary line between nations in the middle of an ocean or sea. The gripping joint Canal+/Sky Atlantic TV series The Tunnel starts with the discovery of a corpse in the access area of the Chunnel, the subterranean high speed train tunnel that connects England and France. But it’s not just a…Read More

Review: 127 Hours

Living in Boulder, Colorado, I know my share of adrenaline junkies, people who are not just extreme athletes, but get involved with dangerous sports for the thrill, the rush. Getting hurt is the badge of honor. It’s easy to wonder what motivates these people and one of the things I most enjoyed about the gripping, lyrical 127 Hoursis that it’s just as much a film about the self-indulgent culture that created an Aron Ralston as…Read More