Joel has written 61 reviews for films rated ★★★ during 2015.

  • The East

    The East


    A political thriller that focuses more on the human element than the actual issues or the questions the movie raises about said issues. The performances are great with Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard and Ellen Page bringing a lot of the movie's emotion out of the film's premise.
    The film is oddly paced with the film deflating during the final act and failing to truly capture the answers the film asks. The human element keeps the film compelling, but the film could be so much more.
    My Take: Great premise with strong performances that fails to fully deliver.