Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 30 June 2009 17:00
The lack of effort is evident in everything from the feeble attempts to update the script to some notably out-of-focus shots inexplicably left in the final cut.
Written by Jason Green Wednesday, 24 June 2009 15:04
Director Michael Bay is known for big, dumb action movies. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may just be his biggest, dumbest movie yet.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 24 June 2009 14:07
The way the food industry works in America is making animals suffer, farmers poor, corporations rich, and everyone sick and fat.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 19 June 2009 05:51
The best part of the movie, by far, is the cast.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 19 June 2009 05:48
There are several problems with the film, and at the top of that list is the main characters' seeming lack of interest in most of the things that happen to them.
Written by Joe Bowman Friday, 19 June 2009 05:46
None of Atom Egoyan's efforts that followed came close to matching The Sweet Hereafter's brilliance.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 19 June 2009 05:43
American Harmony is the Pumping Iron of barbershop quartet singing.
Written by Pete TImmermann Friday, 12 June 2009 02:35
What's next, a documentary in which O.J. Simpson is once again made out to be a hero?
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 12 June 2009 02:31
While Easy Virtue looks the part of a roaring '20s romp, it fails on several levels.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 12 June 2009 02:29
The most credit in the movie has to be given to John Travolta, who brings so many wonderful layers to his performance.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 05 June 2009 05:48
There is a lot to admire in The Hangover; aside from having a lot of good laughs, its structure is novel and lends itself to surprises.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 05 June 2009 05:46
Land of the Lost is a lowbrow take on time travel and alternate realities, based loosely on the cheesy old TV show.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 05 June 2009 05:44
There's very little magic for most of the 95 minutes of this film—just a succession of stock situations and characters leading to a plot resolution which was obvious almost from the start.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 05 June 2009 05:42
Lemon Tree is an allegory of Israeli-Palestinian relations, and as such is loaded with symbolism.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 29 May 2009 16:27
Little Ashes wants to be a romance, political drama and coming-of-age story, all rolled into one.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 29 May 2009 16:24
Sam Raimi does a terrific job of keeping the audience scared while also interspersing plenty of absurdity.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 29 May 2009 16:18
The film is particularly worth seeing for the unprecedented view it offers of the casting process for a Broadway musical.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 29 May 2009 16:14
This is the first Pixar movie that features real, modern humans as its main characters, and you can tell the animators put a lot of work into making them not seem too cartoony.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 22 May 2009 15:46
While The Girlfriend Experience is a fairly experimental film and should be treated as such, it does have some insights into the life and character of a call girl.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 22 May 2009 15:40
Gigantic gets by a lot longer than it should on the charms of its two leads.
Written by Joe Bowman Friday, 22 May 2009 15:19
Navigating Jarmusch's lucid dream isn't the difficult part; its path is lined with the familiar.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 22 May 2009 15:16
Summer Hours is a sumptuous film, even in its realistic depiction of a well-lived, bohemian life.
Written by Jason Green Friday, 22 May 2009 09:23
But of course, people don't go to a Terminator film hoping for plausible plots and Oscar-worthy acting, they go to see malevolent robots and larger than life action.
Friday, 15 May 2009 06:31I wish I could say that this film surprised me, but it really didn’t. If you’ve seen any recent mystery/thriller, or even a handful of Law & Order episodes on television, you’ll probably figure out whodunit within 30 minutes.
Friday, 15 May 2009 06:24Goodbye Solo begins mid-cab drive. Solo laughs, unable to believe what William has just told him; we don’t hear what was said but it involved a proposition William’s made for Solo to drive him to a specific location on a specific date.
Friday, 15 May 2009 06:16Of course you can't open the floodgates just a crack, and before long Judith and Nicolas fall for each other for real. That raises the problem of what to do about Judith's husband Claudio and Nicolas's girlfriend Caline.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 08 May 2009 06:12
How bad can it be to take a six-month vacation at someone else's expense when you don't have a job?
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 08 May 2009 06:10
Can good filmmakers make bad source material worth watching?
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 08 May 2009 06:08
Damned if J.J. Abrams hasn't worked his unstoppable magic once again.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 08 May 2009 06:06
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck are still very good at getting the performances that they want.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 01 May 2009 03:12
Despite the similarity of the basic plot, there's a huge different in tone between 12 and Twelve Angry Men, and 12 comes out the winner in my book.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 01 May 2009 03:10
The concept is mucked up, by the way, as the "ghost" of a present girlfriend is hardly that; she's one of Connor's employees.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 01 May 2009 03:00
Paris 36 is one of those exasperating movies which can't decide what it want to be and, as a result, ends up being not very much as all.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 01 May 2009 02:59
The movie is a series of effects-driven fights, chase sequences and explosions that never really reveals anything new about the character.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:00
Director Sacha Gervasi respects the men's refusal to give up on their dreams, without presenting a sugar-coated view of their lives as aging rockers. Music is a tough business at any age, the road can wear anyone down, and neither can be any easier from the far side of 50.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 23 April 2009 17:00
In the hands of another actor, Nathaniel could have easily become a character instead of a real person (see Sean Penn in I Am Sam).
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