Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 24 October 2014 19:04
The Last Supper is a real historical epic of the old-school, put-your-money-on-the-screen variety.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 24 October 2014 19:01
This direct translation raises other questions, too, such as “does a woman really get flambéed in this film? If so, by whom, and why?”
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 24 October 2014 18:57
Medeiros puts himself front and center in this story, but fortunately, he’s a charming host and travel companion.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 18 October 2014 15:11
This film offers a view of plastic surgery often neglected in discussions about it in popular culture.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 18 October 2014 15:01
Don’t Blink is no cinematic masterpiece, but it’s an OK horror movie perfect for home viewing with a group of friends.
Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:43
Well written, and perhaps a bit ahead of its time, it stands the test of time due to the sheer talent of its host, cast, and writers, not to mention the star-studded list of guests.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 10 October 2014 14:46
For a subject so potentially fraught with emotion, A People Uncounted is a surprisingly calm film, which is a good thing.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 10 October 2014 14:05
They make good use of their materials and provide a different angle on the war than you may be used to.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 October 2014 20:31
Good artists may need to be self-centered, and Rude certainly has that attitude down, but artistic talent, or even artistic success, do not equal a free pass through life.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:21
Nothing groundbreaking really happened.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:58
The complex plot (and sub-plot), the vast amount of characters, and the advanced, fast-paced, scientific dialogue can get pretty difficult to follow.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:31
If you’re a fan, that’s great, because every set delivers pretty much the same reliable pleasures.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:50
This is the kind of film that would be lots more fun in the company of a bunch of tripping friends.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 23 August 2014 14:44
Quicksand! is an efficient film noir for most of its length, and then becomes something else entirely, with a lot of unnecessary complications and a distinctly unbelievable ending.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 12 August 2014 23:39
Around the Block succeeds at the level of a Lifetime movie.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 07 August 2014 22:29
The overall experience of the film is so wonderfully weird and unique that you really just have to see it for yourself.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 06 August 2014 21:02
Wertham noticed that many of the young people who came to his Harlem clinic read comic books, and leapt to the conclusion that the comics had corrupted them. The fact that most American kids at the time also read comics didn’t seem to occur to him.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:39
As usual, humans are the main cause for the shark’s terrifying reputation.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:32
Ferris’s story, filled with drugs, stabbings, shootings, blindings, and other sickly violence, defines him as one of the most feared gangsters in history.
Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 21 July 2014 13:49
This pint-sized view of the wild has not been shown very often, and certainly not up close and personal, as it appears here.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 July 2014 13:21
Director Edgar G. Ulmer capitalizes on the tropes of noir in a film whose necessary economy in storytelling is one of its great appeals.
Written by Matthew Newlin Monday, 14 July 2014 13:04
No amount of praise is sufficient to reward Tatiana Maslany for the excruciating amount of dedication she puts into her work on Orphan Black.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 July 2014 12:49
Young people are sometimes capable of far more than we give them credit for.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 July 2014 12:47
I can see this film being hugely interesting to acting students, who will be fascinated by seeing the process of preparation that lies behind expert performance.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 July 2014 12:44
Racing camels is a hazardous trade where broken limbs and even death are not unusual.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 12 June 2014 19:51
Charm goes a long way, and so does a sense of humor; fortunately, the film has plenty of both to spare.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 12 June 2014 19:48
Is it smart for 22-year-olds to make a documentary about something for which they weren’t alive to see the heyday?
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 12 June 2014 19:45
This is a film that unabashedly celebrates particular life choices, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, those who have made other choices may well feel left out.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 12 May 2014 20:34
There are many brilliant moments in Herzog’s film, but also many moments when it goes off track.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 10 May 2014 14:28
The less pleasant side of the American labels all the prisoners guilty and undeserving of any human consideration.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 10 May 2014 14:24
Hedy Lamarr reveals herself to be both bad to the bone and committed to capitalizing on her feminine charms for the worst possible purposes.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 10 May 2014 14:21
Instead of trying to ignite outrage, directors Lambert and McMahon have created a calm film about a terrible subject.
Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:44
And I trust all of you enough to let you in on my favorite actor: Divine. If you think I’m joking, I’m not.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:26
For those of you who are fans of the connecting episodes, here are a few highlights from this set: Roger Whitaker pays a visit, Frank develops a combination perambulator/lawn mower, Joel invents a pipe with a built-in sprinkler system, and Tom Servo puts on an art show.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:20
Still, the restored version of The Bigamist looks better than a lot of films from the period, and I’d have to say that watching the DVD is a far better experience than watching online.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:49
There’s a dearth of films that have honest sympathy for what it’s like to be a teenager, particularly a teenager whose sexuality is not strictly mainstream
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