Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 31 January 2013 21:25
Essentially, there are no rules, making the film not only infuriatingly contradictory, but also more soporific than a 2 a.m. infomercial.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 31 January 2013 13:24
Among the animated shorts, “Adam and Dog,” an 11-minute film written and directed by Minkyu Lee, stands out for sheer beauty and ambition.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 31 January 2013 12:59
Shawn Christensen has a strong visual sense and a slightly twisted sense of humor, and puts both to good use as he takes “Curfew” in directions you never would have expected.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 17 January 2013 21:35
While most politicians would be focused on winning the election and making donors happy, Hostetler is concerned with his wife’s possible extramarital affair?
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 17 January 2013 21:21
This film will almost singlehandedly decide the future of Arnold’s career.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 15 January 2013 22:20
It’s a splendid demonstration of the old adage that political films are really not about the time they are set in, but the time in which they are made.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:15
It’s tempting to read Zero Dark Thirty as an allegory of the filmmaking process, but that’s a side issue with no real bearing on the film itself.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:12
Sean Penn is basically the male equivalent to Meryl Streep in the Academy’s eyes, and costar Ryan Gosling is perhaps the best young actor to pop up in the past decade.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 10 January 2013 14:09
Marion Cotillard’s performance is as good as you’ve heard, and among her best, which is saying something for an actress of her stature.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 03 January 2013 22:07
Watching this movie feels like what it feels like to grow up, but far less angsty and terrible in hindsight.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 03 January 2013 21:56
Maybe the real culprit here is that this film was made by a lot of talented people who are a little too earnest, and no one was around to keep them in check.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 03 January 2013 21:24
The tsunami sequence alone is absolutely worth your price of admission, and trust me in that you’re going to want to see this one on the big screen.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:55
I found Jack Reacher so surprisingly good—and Cruise so surprisingly good in it—that as the final credits began to roll I immediately wanted to see more.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:51
The Guilt Trip is a charming, true-to-life, mismatched buddy road trip movie filled with both comedy and pathos.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:44
No sooner have you settled into one mode of perception, the film will jerk you right out of it, for no good reason, and certainly not to make any kind of artistic statement.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 20 December 2012 20:35
Apatow’s compulsion to shoehorn every actor he likes into every project he does could eventually be his undoing.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 December 2012 11:29
The conclusion of the film, which comes after you think the story is over, is at the same time absolutely chilling and incredibly moving, the more so because the filmmaker underplays his hand.
Written by Matthew Newlin Sunday, 16 December 2012 22:39
Visually, the film is pleasurable to watch, but it is spoiled by Richard Nelson’s schizophrenic screenplay.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:32
We may as well start calling it “the prequel trilogy” now, right?
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:19
It seems like little consolation to those wrongly accused that a good film resulted from this case.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 13 December 2012 22:05
Watching Deadfall is similar to listening to a five-year-old tell a story. Dean rushes through the exposition, thinking it will make the story more suspenseful and interesting.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:55
The ambiguity of the French title, L’homme qui voulait vivre sa vie (“The man who wanted to live his life”), is a much better fit for the film that the rather bland English title
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 29 November 2012 22:37
Reminding me of Seven Psychopaths inside the first few minutes didn’t do the film any favors.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 29 November 2012 22:27
In a lot of ways, Hitchcock isn’t quite so much about the making of Psycho as it is about the relationship between Alfred and Alma.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 28 November 2012 22:53
Upon the film’s premiere at Cannes earlier this year, half of the critics hailed it as a masterpiece and the other half hated it violently.
Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 21 November 2012 12:40
The result is less of a complete film and more of simply an impressive directorial achievement.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 20 November 2012 22:48
One thread running throughout the film is whether the program will be able to continue in the face of system-wide budget cuts, despite the demonstrable benefits it produces.
Written by Sean Lass Tuesday, 20 November 2012 22:34
I have no idea how you will feel about this movie. I’m not 100% sure I know how I feel about it.
Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 20 November 2012 22:16
It seems like it should have been either a total failure or a great success, and it isn’t really either.
Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:58
It’s a kooky film about mental health and dance contests. It’s hugely predictable and formulaic. But it works.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 15 November 2012 20:41
Avoid Breaking Dawn if you can; your IQ and self-esteem will thank you for it.
Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 13 November 2012 21:34
As you have probably gathered, this film could hardly be better cast than it is. Day-Lewis is always memorable, of course, and here he doesn’t disappoint.
Written by Sean Lass Friday, 09 November 2012 10:15
At its core, Skyfall is about a weird, almost oedipal love triangle between Daniel Craig’s James Bond, Javier Bardem’s Silva, and Judi Dench’s M.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:59
It's hard to imagine the producers had anything but little gold men on their minds when they gave this the green light.
Written by Sean Lass Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:55
Whip Whitaker is a bold character because he constantly makes the wrong decisions.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 31 October 2012 10:49
Wreck-It Ralph is some of the purest fun I've had in the movie theater this year.
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