Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:05
The main character has no identity of his own, and so we as the audience never connect with him or care about what happens.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 25 September 2014 21:40
I had no real interest in the characters and just could not find an entrance point into the film.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:08
And yes, if you are wondering, the film does contain a couple “I will find you and I will kill you” lines.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:03
It’s something of a new formula, or at least a new spin on an old formula, but it works.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 17 September 2014 18:50
If My Old Lady does not always succeed dramatically, it’s still a superb vehicle for its actors.
Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 17 September 2014 18:39
The film is bursting with hyper-realistic color schemes that make every scene look as if it is taking place in the fever dream of a bedridden circus clown.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Thursday, 11 September 2014 22:36
I would definitely recommend seeing The Drop, to enjoy Gandolfini on the big screen at least, if for nothing else.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 11 September 2014 13:13
It’s twee, improbable, affected, and quirky, all in a different and less accessible strain from what you can expect from someone like Wes Anderson.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:49
Views of how care is delivered in a busy public ER are among the most engaging in the film.
Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:37
The film attempts to capture the dichotomous nature of Errol Flynn’s very public personal life, but it fails miserably on all fronts.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 28 August 2014 18:50
The most joyous scenes are when Rob Brydon is able to break the “Steve Coogan” character and reduce him to fits of laughter.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:57
If you’re willing to suspend your critical faculties and allow yourself to enter the world of this film, it can prove to be quite a rewarding experience.
Written by Matthew Newlin Friday, 22 August 2014 13:07
The film takes the vibrancy of the illustrated page and dulls it like a stone, the rough edges of which have been eroded away by thousands of years of ocean waves.
Written by Megan Washausen Friday, 15 August 2014 01:13
This film doesn’t have a leg to stand on compared to its genre competitors.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 15 August 2014 01:06
Land Ho! is not the film you want it to be.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 15 August 2014 00:54
It’s hard to find fault in and feels fresh, and makes a name for itself in what has already been a good year for movies.
Written by Sean Lass Friday, 15 August 2014 00:43
The Expendables 3 is probably the closest the series has gotten to being a real movie.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 07 August 2014 22:33
It brings you into these three boys’ lives, both as a mirror into your own, as well as performing as what Roger Ebert called an “empathy machine.”
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 31 July 2014 22:41
This is one film that needs to feel dated as a means to feeling timeless, and it succeeds.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 31 July 2014 22:27
Not all superhero movies have to be dour and self-serious, after all, so the comedic tone here made me like it all the more.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:12
Rene Haynes’s great cast gives the film much-needed charisma; the beautiful panoramas of northern Montana give it even more depth.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:58
Like the other le Carré adaptations, the film can be somewhat convoluted, but for once it is also engaging enough to make going back to it not seem like a chore.
Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:50
And So It Goes is possibly the most trite and insipid movie in recent years with the singular mission of capturing box office dollars from AARP members.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:43
It is well done and well worth seeing if you have any interest in either pot or the political process.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 18 July 2014 10:03
There are still glimmers of talent as a writer-director here, but they’re much fewer and further between than they were in Garden State.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 17 July 2014 18:43
Midway through, the film turns sex-negative rather than -positive, effectively stomping on everything that was making it work in the first place.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 16 July 2014 16:03
This is the least cinematic film I’ve seen in some time; it feels like it’s trying and failing to not feel so stagey.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 July 2014 13:13
You could visit Antarctica as a tourist, but your experience would be quite different from that portrayed in this film.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 10 July 2014 21:17
It’s probably the most famously intellectual sci-fi series next to Star Trek, and unlike that series of reboots, the recent Apes films have stayed true to their roots.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 10 July 2014 20:51
Beyond this, Third Person is one of those movies that’s bad to the point that it makes you dislike actors you usually like, and makes you question why you like them.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 09 July 2014 22:45
Here’s hoping this is just the first in a long dialogue about Ebert and his influence on modern American movie culture.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 30 June 2014 14:10
Everything about Go Down Death screams “director’s first film,” a characteristic that may be a draw for some viewers, but a warning for others to give it a miss.
Written by Adrienne Jones Monday, 30 June 2014 14:07
By now we all know that McCarthy can pratfall and crazy talk with the best of them, but I was hoping we’d get a chance to see more of the depth she can bring to a character.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 26 June 2014 23:30
I knew I would probably hate this movie, but would I get the perverse joy I got from hating the first three?
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 26 June 2014 23:21
Ivory Tower is at its best when it highlights specific, particularly-focused colleges, such as Spelman College in Atlanta or Deep Springs College in Death Valley.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 26 June 2014 23:08
The script is riddled with poop and fart jokes, which I’m totally an unapologetic fan of, and the cast is hugely likeable.
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