Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 24 April 2013 20:40
Maigret is pure bourgeois, but he can read any situation and talk convincingly with anyone.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:40
They’re all still pretty matter-of-fact about life choices that would be shocking to most people.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 11 April 2013 20:31
The film’s purpose, it seems, is to give a lot of happy, successful gay people a chance to appear on camera, talk about being gay, and act as inspiration to those in need of some positive vibes.
Written by Jim Dunn Tuesday, 09 April 2013 22:43
The plots on the show are somewhat thin, but its characters are often complex.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 March 2013 20:30
I think there should be a rule—for every time you ring someone’s doorbell to try to convert them to your religion, you should get 10 such visits once you’ve started your real life.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 March 2013 20:23
If this is the sort of thing you like, then you will enjoy these movies—and if not, then this particular collection won’t change your mind.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 March 2013 20:19
It’s sometimes hard not to roll your eyes at the obviousness of the plot, but the film is so sweet and unpretentious that you really feel inclined to give it a pass.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 March 2013 20:14
Jackie Robinson fails to make use of most of the creative and dramatic possibilities available in the medium of film.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 21 March 2013 08:47
This is a crime procedural through and through, with most episodes being self-contained and neatly tied up before 60 minutes is up.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 06 March 2013 21:06
It captures everything from the sweeping vistas of the Sahara to extreme close-ups of individual grains of sand, and, of course, animals at every scale.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 06 March 2013 20:49
The crowd is a bit low-energy also, perhaps due to the festival having been plagued with heavy rainstorms (it’s hard to cut a rug in the mud).
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 28 February 2013 13:46
There’s a lot of humor salted throughout Roberts’ script, particularly from the drug dealer Buzz, who speaks like the hitmen from Pulp Fiction.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 28 February 2013 13:34
Dolly Parton liked the film enough to give the twins permission to use many of her songs.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 21 February 2013 14:49
What is it about? I guess you'll have to buy the disc, watch it a dozen times, and decide for yourself.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 08 February 2013 08:49
If you’ve already drunk the Kool-Aid, this film will confirm that you made the right decision, but if you haven’t, it quickly gets tedious.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 08 February 2013 08:39
The film creates the impression that you are observing the lives of these young women more or less as they happen.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 08 February 2013 08:32
The film is similar to Thomas Balmès’ documentary Babies, which some people found fascinating and others found incredibly tedious.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 08 February 2013 08:24
The constant reminder that you’re watching actors act makes it difficult to care for the characters, thus making a lengthy film seem even longer than it is.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 27 January 2013 20:35
The battle scenes are spectacular, and in general anything large-scale, scary, or bloody comes off well.
Written by Pete Timmermann Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:59
Wayne White is about as consistently funny in his everyday speech as your more reliable stand-up comedians, and as such, this is the funniest movie to have been released in 2012.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:44
Harvey Keitel never came close to convincing me that he was a 19th-century French soldier, although he was quite convincing on the “driven by mad obsession” front.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 December 2012 21:01
One of the great reasons to watch Peter Gunn is for the variety of guest stars who appeared on it.
Written by Sean Lass Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:00
The only one I could even slightly recommend is A Man Called Django, and even that would be pretty low on my list of Spaghetti Westerns.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 02 December 2012 10:21
Watching these films gives you a good sense for how the ordinary comedy short of the 1920s worked.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 02 December 2012 10:14
It’s sort of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? meets The Boys in the Band, but a lot less serious and more fun.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 02 December 2012 10:05
This formula works so well that the series hardly missed a beat when Joel was replaced by Mike and the robots were voiced by a succession of actors.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:40
Although the contemporary public world officially belonged to men, the women give at least as good as they get, and are just as complex as the men.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 19 November 2012 13:29
I’m not even going to mention how David Sedaris is made up—you’ll have to discover that for yourself.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 13 November 2012 21:58
In fact, she proves to be a regular Katniss Everdeen when it comes to fighting against oppression and protecting her loved ones.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 12 October 2012 20:31
It’s a pleasant 90 minutes if you like his brand of humor: nothing earthshaking, but fun all the same.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 28 September 2012 07:55
If boobs, blood, and minimal production values were not your idea of fun, you knew to pick up something else instead.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 28 September 2012 07:51
The unifying themes of the evening are stars, good storytelling, and variety.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 September 2012 20:08
It calls out the pink ribbon industry so I don’t have to.
Written by Janet Rhoads Monday, 17 September 2012 22:09
What emerges is the portrait of an extremely complex man who defies every stereotype the world at large has pinned to his name.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 05 September 2012 21:11
There’s about a million movies about the trials and tribulations of lovers, young and otherwise, but not many that take an honest look at friendship.
Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:54
The Chicago 8 is a perfect example of how not to make a movie and why some films end up going directly to DVD.
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