Watching Actors Act – Altered Carbon

Watching Joel Kinnaman By M.Schinke Get your sleeves ready, Opinionnerds! Joel Kinnaman is a large man; but not to large. He’s not a strikingly handsome fellow; but he ain’t hard on the eyes. He’s got a presence on screen, but not one that sticks with you. He’s got charm, but not enough to really get…

Watching Actors Act – The Post

Watching Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks By M.Schinke Stop the presses, Opinionnerds! In 1971, the people of America started to really understand the depths that their government was capable of sinking to with the publication of what came to be known as The Pentagon Papers. Commissioned by then US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, they…

Watching Actors Act: Darkest Hour

Watching Gary Oldman By M.Schinke Salutations, Opinionnerds! I’ve never been one for history, least off all World War II history. Like most conflicts WWII was a stupid war, initiated and waged by stupid people for stupid reasons. This world, and esepcially my country of the United States of America, have spent far too much time…

Watching Actors Act: Molly’s Game

Looking at the main performances in Molly’s Game By M.Schinke Ante up, Opinionnerds! Aaron Sorkin crosses from writer and show runner to taking the center seat with his feature directorial debut; Molly’s Game. Adapted by Sorkin from the book of the same name, the film tells the story of Molly Bloom; a former Olympic freestyle…

Watching Actors Act – Denzel Washington Shines in Roman J Israel, Esq

Thoughts on the film by M.Schinke Roman J. Israel, Esq., the 2017 film starring Denzel Washington from writer/ directer Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler) is another top notch showcase of Washington’s ability to create a compelling and fully fleshed out character. Unfortunately, that’s about the best praise one can muster for the film. There isn’t anything particularly,…