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.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 27 March 2009 02:59
The film is a well-directed, well-paced little thriller.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 20 March 2009 02:35
This movie is sort of like Buck's stage act, which his audience enjoys precisely because they know it will never really surprise them.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 20 March 2009 02:28
All of the characters are dynamic and entertaining to watch and even though this is only his second directorial effort he works with a master hand at pacing the action and produces wonderful performances from his cast.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:00
Although I like the plot and love the cast, the script's trajectory is a lot dumber than I would have liked, which really hurts the movie.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 19 March 2009 17:00
It's only March but already there's a frontrunner for worst movie of the year.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:14
Absurdistan sometimes resembles nothing so much as a class project of the United Nations High School.
Written by Jason Green Friday, 06 March 2009 12:40
Crowds looking for the standard origin-story-and-then-let's-fight-a-bad-guy cliché will no doubt be shocked by many things in this movie: the graphic sex, the even more graphic violence, the moral ambiguity in the decidedly unheroic choices the "heroes" make.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 06 March 2009 09:26
Donkey Punch is little more than a well-paced thriller with some gratuitous nudity.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 February 2009 09:44
All adolescents are concerned with forming and asserting their adult identities, but the students in The Class have more to deal with than most.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 19 February 2009 14:36
Bertrand Normand focuses on five women at different stages of their careers.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 13 February 2009 02:27
François Truffaut the filmmaker is more suspicious of Jean Itard's motives and successes. Unstated but ever-present is Itard's professional ambition.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 13 February 2009 02:25
Whether you view the film's ending as hopeful or tragic, you can't help but recognize the movie as the genius piece of filmmaking that it is.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 13 February 2009 02:19
Owen and Watts are intelligent, intuitive actors and you always know that more is going on behind their eyes than what the dialogue might indicate.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 13 February 2009 02:17
Luke Brandon (Hugh Dancy) sees something in Rebecca—God knows what, besides her looks—so he gives her a trial writing gig.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 09 February 2009 03:51
In Robert Graves' poem, the story concludes as Leo Durocher would have predicted it: nice guys finish last.
Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 09 February 2009 03:49
Coraline feels like a low-rent 3-D cash-in, instead of the very labor-intensive work that it actually is.
Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 09 February 2009 03:47
Strange that director Paul McGuigan was able to secure what is at least a pretty good cast for this mess.
Written by Kevin Renick Monday, 09 February 2009 03:44
This is a more entertaining film than others of its type, thanks to Zellweger's nicely grounded and appealing performance.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 09 February 2009 03:42
Were the World Mine focuses on the attempts of unhappy adolescent Timothy (Tanner Cohen) to negotiate his way through an all-male prep school.
Written by Joe Hodes Monday, 09 February 2009 03:40
The Che Guevara of Stephen Soderbergh's film would have approved of such a style, as it mirrors his approach to revolution.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 23 January 2009 04:24
The best part of Inkheart is the look of the film. The characters are quickly thrown into a world of cobblestone streets and ancient castles, and everything looks believably run-down and medieval.
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