Tag Archive: Storms


Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis & Dwight Henry
Written by Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin
Directed by Benh Zeitlin

In her Louisiana Delta community known as The Bathtub, six-year-old Hushpuppy faces her father’s ailing health, devastating environmental conditions, and the threatening approach of an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs.


A stark, stunning realm
This is where the Wild things are
A young star is born

Grade: A


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Beasts of the Southern Wild is now playing in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2125435/

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Haiku Review: Take Shelter (2011)

Starring: Michael Shannon & Jessica Chastain
Written and directed by Jeff Nichols

When a man starts having disturbing visions, he begins to worry whether he is showing signs of mental illness or if some apocalyptic storm is brewing.



Michael Shannon gives
a maelstrom performance that
will blow your house down.

Grade: A-


c2011
By Daniel J. Hoag
Take Shelter is now playing in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1675192/

Starring: Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield & Ioan Gruffudd
Written by John Garvin and Andrew Wight
Directed by Alister Grierson

While exploring a massive cave system in Papua New Guinea, a team of explorers is cut off from their only escape route and must navigate an uncharted and dangerous underwater labyrinth to make it out alive.


Despite sprawling caves,
lush 3D photography,
there’s a lack of depth.

Grade: C+


c2011
By Daniel J. Hoag
Sanctum is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 6/7/11.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0881320/