Author Archive: Joe Sanders
Joe Sanders is a playwright and college instructor in Kalamazoo, MI. He has a master's degree in playwriting and a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Western Michigan University, where he currently teaches thought and writing.
Jake Gyllenhaal plays Adam, a bored college history professor more or less living with his girlfriend Mary (Melanie Laurent). One evening, Adam watches a movie on the recommendation of a colleague and spots an actor who looks alarmingly like himself. Intrigued by this, Adam tracks down his doppelganger, Anthony, only to discover that not only […]
Upon returning from active duty in the middle east, three soldiers who have all experienced severe psychological trauma find themselves trapped in an elevator in Washington D.C. during a terrorist attack. Determined to get to her missing daughter, Captain White (Jennifer Morrison; House) has to overcome her own personal demons as well as the unstable […]
When Mark (Josh Ethier) mysteriously disappears in a howling white light, it takes his girlfriend Jen (Vanessa Leigh) almost two years to move on, but the harrowing night still haunts Mark’s best friend Seth (Graham Skipper), who is plagued by dreams and visions of Mark’s violent return. Sure enough, Mark does return, seemingly possessed by […]
Godfrey Reggio has made a career out of creating non-verbal films. This is not the same as silent films, which craft a story through pantomime and text boxes. Reggio instead edits together these feature length visual poems to try to convey a narrative to his audience. In my opinion, whatever narrative he’s trying to create […]
The best way to go into any movie is with low expectations. If you expect perfection, you will be disappointed, but if you expect an unwatchable travesty, then you’ll likely be pleasantly surprised. My expectations for the new Robocop were about as low as possible. This was not because I have some loyalty to the […]
I had no idea what to expect going into this one. Elijah Wood (Wilfred) always interests me as an actor, and I don’t usually care for John Cusack (Being John Malkovich), so to see them as adversaries in a cat and mouse thriller instilled no clue as to what I was about to watch. Wood […]