Written by Matthew Newlin Wednesday, 10 October 2012 21:30
Wonderfully acted by Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth, Erik and Paul are instantly recognizable as people most viewers will already know.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 10 October 2012 21:18
It’s as if Detroit always lived on dreams, so it’s not altogether surprising if those dreams seem to have turned, at least temporarily, into nightmares.
Written by Matthew Newlin Friday, 05 October 2012 10:52
Solomon Kane is a perfect example of how technological innovation in cinema benefits not just the filmmaker, but the audience, as well.
Written by Sean Lass Friday, 05 October 2012 10:45
Ultimately, Taken 2 is nonsense. If you asked me if it was a good movie, I would say no. But if you asked me if I enjoyed it, the answer is yes.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 05 October 2012 10:38
At its best, The Perks of Being a Wallflower brings to mind a cross between Dazed & Confused and Garden State; you may find yourself expecting one character to force another to listen to The Shins.
Written by Sean Lass Wednesday, 03 October 2012 18:51
Often, the characters holding the cameras are sexist pigs who have no problem lingering on women in a sleazy, exploitative way.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 03 October 2012 18:45
Broadcast radio once played a key role not only in delivering information to people, but also in giving them a voice and bringing them together.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 03 October 2012 18:38
Anyone who has played football has suffered a concussion, whether they were aware of it at the time or not.
Written by Matthew Newlin Friday, 28 September 2012 07:31
Radnor has crafted a very poignant film about accepting who you are at every stage in your life.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 28 September 2012 07:21
Mostly, it’s just loud and long and poorly done and crappy looking.
Written by Matthew Newlin Friday, 28 September 2012 07:11
One of the most contentious and divisive issues in our country today is education—specifically, public K-12 education and the nature and effect of teachers’ unions.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 20 September 2012 19:41
Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix are absolutely compelling, even more so when the two are onscreen together.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 September 2012 08:04
The beauty of the land and the horses themselves, and the varied personalities of the trainers, more than carry the film.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:55
The music alone would be enough to make the movie worth seeing, but this is a good story well told.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:42
The film is highly autobiographical of Birbiglia’s life on stage and off, which allows an easy transition of signature brand of comedy into the medium of film.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:30
Arbitrage makes it feel like Nicholas Jarecki has been directing films for years.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:17
If you won’t get in line for a film about making friends and talking dirty, what will you go see?
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 13 September 2012 18:59
Rabbit-Proof Fence aspires to epic status, but it’s really more of a well-done genre film.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 07 September 2012 10:22
Writing about writers is very hard to pull off, and at this, the movie fails miserably.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 31 August 2012 11:57
There’s the faintest smack of exploitation to Compliance. To a certain extent it’s needed for the film to work—you really kind of need to see Becky naked and humiliated in a McDonald’s stock room to get the full gut punch of the movie.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 31 August 2012 11:53
Even the divorce can’t keep them apart, despite the fact that they have definitive proof that a romantic relationship between them just doesn’t work.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 31 August 2012 11:49
It’s the type of movie that thinks it’s automatically hilarious when a naked old man bends over.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 29 August 2012 08:49
Lawless is John Hillcoat’s best feature film to date, showing his talents as a director more than any of his previous films have.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:29
This is the sort of movie where, every time a girl is naked, you get a long, lingering look at them, but when boys are naked, they’re carefully arranged so as not to show any of the hangy-down bits.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:11
It is as if Layton is making fun of his interviewees.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 17 August 2012 00:00
Sparkle also suffers for literally not having enough Sparkle.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:05
Any documentary that makes you more aware of the world in which you live should be celebrated.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 15 August 2012 20:59
One of the film’s pleasures is simply getting to visit a world that few of us will ever know.
Written by Jason Green Friday, 10 August 2012 07:39
The latest in a string of “let’s just shove Will Ferrell into a vaguely silly occupation—television anchorman, children’s soccer coach, NASCAR driver, ‘70s ABA player—and let the sparks fly!” movies, The Campaign is basically comfort food for people who love Will Ferrell movies.
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.
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