Ian Forbes

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Member of the San Diego Film Critics Society, writing film reviews since 2005. Curmudgeon and lover of Susanne Bier films. Sadly, unlike Candyman, saying my name three times in a mirror does not result in my sudden appearance. However, you'll likely find me wherever a movie is severely melancholy.

Green Lantern Movie Review

Reviewed by Ian Forbes, Sobering Conclusion Those who read my X-Men: First Class review know that I can be passionate about comic book films. ...

‘The Tree of Life’ Movie Review

Terrence Malick is not what you would call a prolific filmmaker. Including his feature film debut of Badlands in 1973, he'd rattled off...

The Art of Getting By Movie Review

Reviewed by Ian Forbes, Sobering ConclusionIn The Art of Getting By, writer/director Gavin Wiesen centers his coming-of-age story on George (Freddie Highmore) - an...

Super 8 Movie Review

Reviewed by Ian Forbes, Sobering Conclusion Super 8 comes from writer/director J.J. Abrams. It features his ridiculous assortment of lens flares (not nearly as prevalent...

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Movie Review

Reviewed by Ian Forbes, Sobering Conclusion Before I get to talking about Mr. Popper and his Penguins, allow me a brief rant (this time it's...

‘Beginners’ Movie Review

Seeing scores of films every year, a measure of cynicism creeps in. It's not hard for the eyes to go glossy when seeing the...

The Trip Movie Review

Reviewed by Ian Forbes, Sobering Conclusion A small spattering of Americans trekked out to one of 51 theaters that showed Tristram Shandy back in 2006. Directed...

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