Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 08 August 2012 15:56
Whereas Jason Bourne was practically emotionless, Aaron Cross has a macabre sense of humor that makes him feel more like a real person.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:28
Watching Farewell, My Queen is like being a spy in the house of history—in this case, the house is Versailles and the date is July 14, 1789.
Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:25
Elena’s trip, from the luxurious flat she shares with Vladimir to the crowded apartment where her son and his family live, sums up the stark contrasts of post-Soviet Russia.
Written by Adrienne Jones Wednesday, 08 August 2012 14:20
The meat of this movie is the counseling, and because of it, there are moments that are hard to watch.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 03 August 2012 16:21
I’ve come to respect the way it successfully comments on the whole manic pixie dream girl persona, while still having something bigger and more useful to say.
Written by Sean Lass Friday, 03 August 2012 16:07
When you remove blood from the action, you also remove stakes, and when you remove stakes, you remove tension—and when you remove tension, no one gives a shit.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 02 August 2012 10:29
I don’t mean that he’s gone too far into being potentially offensive, but rather that he seems to have forgotten how to ground his unlikeable characters while making them memorable and interesting.
Written by Sean Lass Friday, 27 July 2012 10:55
I really like the aliens in The Watch. They look creepy, and slimy, and legitimately intimidating.
Written by Matthew Newlin Friday, 27 July 2012 10:48
Trishna begins as a very slow and seemingly unfocused film, but Michael Winterbottom manages to make a sharp left turn in the second half, going from a contemplative travelogue to an impassioned drama.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 27 July 2012 10:41
This is an enjoyable film that was clearly made on a micro budget and that, for the most part, makes the most of its resources.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 20 July 2012 10:53
Nolan’s Gotham City has always been a particularly dark one, but here it dances around violence and death without ever really showing it.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 20 July 2012 10:43
Some movies are good for realistically depicting the world we live in; others are good for creating a world of their own. Beasts of the Southern Wild is the rare movie that does both things: It shows us our world, but in a fresh light.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 19 July 2012 17:12
The terminology used by Komen and its ilk is not only disingenuous, it’s offensive.
Written by Matthew Newlin Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:37
The quiet scenes between Raymond and Linda are pure poetry and a fantastic course on subtle writing.
Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:23
Did I mention how much I didn’t like all the characters in this film?
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 05 July 2012 17:41
The characters talk about the same issues in the same way they have for the last four decades.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 05 July 2012 17:32
I spent most of this movie hoping it would end like Hamlet does.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 05 July 2012 10:40
This seems to be the summer for smart foreign films that pump new life into seemingly moribund American genres.
Written by Sean Lass Tuesday, 03 July 2012 16:47
I’m sick of movies that exist to set up franchises.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 28 June 2012 22:29
I know it’s a cliché to write “I laughed! I cried!” but I feel almost obligated to say those words because I totally did both of those things.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:34
Hopefully you won’t be bothered by why everyone in the world of movies owns a nice, solitary cabin on an island that can be used as needed, regardless their income.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:29
Yes, this film features someone who looks like Ron Perlman as a stripper.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:00
What do an innocent, heartbroken young girl and a jewel thief have in common? Would you believe a cat?
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:37
I kept finding small things to enjoy, but none of them actually added up to much.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:26
The reason for Brave’s PG rating? It’s actually weirdly scary.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 21 June 2012 22:16
It’s rare to find a film that tears through my critic’s cynicism and gives me more than I’d ever hoped for.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 21 June 2012 21:51
The end-of-the-world scenario is far from fully realized, everything is either predictable or entirely unbelievable (or both), and, on the whole, the film tries too hard to be cutesy and likeable and twee.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 20 June 2012 21:37
I like a good coming-of-age movie as much as just about anyone, but there isn’t really anything here to elevate the material above the tropes of the genre.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:41
In appearance, this is a deliberately ugly film, the shaky cinematography and apparent reliance on natural light outdoors suggesting television footage shot none too expertly.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 14 June 2012 16:30
The director, who may have never seen a movie besides his own, can’t quite decide what tone he would like the movie to take.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:42
The film suffers from what I’m going to call The George Lucas Effect.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:29
Its premise is an Anderson fan’s wet dream.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 07 June 2012 07:20
These talking heads love to speak in metaphors, anecdotes, and grand generalities while carefully avoiding constructing any kind of a useful argument.
Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 31 May 2012 18:21
Is it OK to laugh at a handicapped person falling over if the handicapped person thinks it’s funny, too? (Yes.)
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 31 May 2012 17:43
The dwarves provide needed comic relief while still working as tough guys whose bad sides you’d want to avoid.
Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 31 May 2012 10:37
The French-speaking world in particular seems to have a knack for producing school films that create power by trusting the inherent dramatic possibilities in any classroom.
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