Bruce Bennett Short Bio

Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett has been the primary contributor to Mad About Movies since it began in 2003. He is an award winning film and theater critic who, since 2000, has been writing a weekly column in The Spectrum daily newspaper in southern Utah as well as serving as a contributing editor of “The Independent,” a monthly entertainment magazine. He is also the co-host of “Film Fanatics” a movie review show which earned a Telly in 2009. Bruce is also a featured contributor at:

His motto: "I see bad movies so you don't have to."

Into the Wild

Emile Hirsch gives an “I’ve arrived” performance

Emile Hirsch gives an “I’ve arrived” performance in this true story of a young college graduate who literally walks away from society and into the Alaskan wilderness. The rest of the stellar cast shines under the guidance of writer-director Sean Penn. Say what you will about Penn’s politics, he has crafted a film of profound vision and beauty. –Reviewed by Michael Bennett

Grade: B+
Rated R for language and some nudity

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