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).
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 17 April 2009 08:57
17 Again is not good. It is terrible. Terrible, terrible, embarrassingly, laughably terrible.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 17 April 2009 08:36
Can we just agree now that there should be a moratorium on intercutting scenes of childbirth with those of wartime amputations?
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 17 April 2009 08:34
Above all, Cary Joji Fukunaga has great respect for his characters and their story.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 17 April 2009 08:32
Crowe embodies the patience that only veteran journalists can develop after years of waiting for leads and sources.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 09 April 2009 09:26
The Foot Fist Way was hysterically funny, and Observe and Report is more so.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 09 April 2009 09:24
The thing I can't explain is that I managed to get excited about it.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 03 April 2009 10:28
One person's glurge is another person's incredibly meaningful examination of the fragility of life.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 03 April 2009 10:26
The greatest gift of Everlasting Moments is that it returns the viewer to a time before reproduced images had saturated our culture.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 03 April 2009 10:22
One seemingly obvious influence on Adventureland is Paul Feig's 2005 memoir Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 27 March 2009 03:02
They try to lift themselves up by their bootstraps. They learn. We don't.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 27 March 2009 03:01
Although there are temporary winners in the constant gang warfare, it's hard to say what they have really won.
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