Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 06 March 2014 23:04
Tim’s Vermeer winds up being one of those movies that makes you want to run out and do something.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 05 March 2014 20:59
The residents have problems of the type you would expect to find in a fictional portrayal of this kind of facility, just as the barracks in World War II films always had a guy from Brooklyn and one from Texas.
Written by PeteTimmermann Wednesday, 05 March 2014 20:29
Many people didn’t select films based on descriptions in the program guide, but just saw whatever was handy—and they nearly always liked it.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:54
Watching The Gene Autry Show feels like visiting an old friend, even if you’ve never seen this particular program before.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 28 February 2014 00:28
While many purists prefer the original Japanese language track on Miyazaki’s films, I’ve by and large always been fine with the dubs Disney has done, as they tend to have high production values and usually have good actors as well.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 28 February 2014 00:02
The real star of the film is the documentary footage of locations never before seen by most White people.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 24 February 2014 22:44
For those who are experts on the Nixon era, Our Nixon will be a garden of delights, with each clip triggering memories and associations.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 24 February 2014 14:19
If that sounds radical to you, consider this: since 2003, in New Zealand, prostitution has been legal, as is operating a brothel and street solicitation.
Written by Matthew Newlin Friday, 21 February 2014 22:56
Unfortunately, the movie gets much more ludicrous before the final credits mercifully roll.
Written by Adrienne Jones Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:56
Parents are clueless, over-sexed or try too hard to connect with their kids, teachers are helpful oddballs and lurking among the cool kids is a gay guy just waiting to get out.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:19
For those new to the film, Birth of the Living Dead is a great introduction to Romero lore, although due to numerous spoilers you should probably watch Night of the Living Dead before you watch this film.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 18 February 2014 22:02
As long as it stays in infomercial mode, How to Make Money Selling Drugs is both entertaining and informative—it’s quite specific about how the drug trade works, and features everyone from Russell Simmons to Freeway Rick Ross (the guy who invented crack) to an array of lawyers, policemen, and others whose living depends in whole or in part on the drug trade.
Written by Sean Lass Wednesday, 12 February 2014 17:33
In the future, when I tell people what my favorite film is, I won’t feel the need to clarify that I mean the original, but Jose Padilha has made the second best RoboCop movie, and while that’s a fairly minor achievement, it is an achievement.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 06 February 2014 12:05
Instead, you get a lot of eye candy and a glimpse into the lives of some friendly, pleasant people who seem to be pretty blessed by life. If that’s what you’re looking for, this is the film for you.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:45
It is messy and feels fairly slight, but it has a lot going for it. Some may be turned off by the tonal shifts, but that’s in keeping with the classic films it’s emulating.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 06 February 2014 11:04
The Lego Movie will be a huge hit, and it completely deserves to be. This is what family entertainment should be.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 06 February 2014 09:29
Which is why The Past feels like a disappointment, despite actually being something close to very good.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 03 February 2014 08:14
Even if you have an endless appetite for documentaries about New York (as I do), watching Men at Lunch can be disappointing because there’s so much speculation backed up by so little proof, and so many topics broached without resolution.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:40
I like when directors push themselves and surprise us, so I’m glad Labor Day exists, and I look forward to seeing where he goes in the future.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:49
Couple this vague form of grotesquerie with the fact that the characters feel like real people who you wouldn’t necessarily much like or want to spend time with in real life, and one starts to wonder if better things couldn’t have been done to illustrate the lives of this woefully underserved demographic.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 29 January 2014 23:26
All five nominees in the animated category are visually stunning, and also quite different from each other, so that the program never feels repetitive.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 29 January 2014 23:11
The finalists for the 2014 Oscar in the live short film category do not disappoint in this regard, and in fact, I had a hard time picking a winner.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 22 January 2014 13:32
I really wish I liked it. But man, I don’t.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:43
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that Computer Chess is Bujalski’s best film, but it is close to it, and also it’s unlike anything he’s ever made before. Or anything anyone else has made before, for that matter.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 22 January 2014 08:09
And The Invisible Woman is potentially an interesting one—it’s somewhat less stuffy than one might imagine, given the subject matter.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 16 January 2014 21:22
People will go see it, for lack of anything better to do, and they’ll probably like it. But I doubt they will really love it, or even remember it.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 10 January 2014 11:52
Between this and last year’s The Master, Joaquin Phoenix has quickly proven that he’s one of the best actors we have right now.
Written by Matthew Newlin Friday, 10 January 2014 11:46
What happens when abiding by the rules puts soldiers in greater danger than the mission justifies?
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 08 January 2014 12:01
Despite the film having some merit, you’re better off seeing a stage production.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 08 January 2014 11:57
By the time of Jep’s revelation, I already didn’t care what happened, and it wasn’t enough to win me back over.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 December 2013 11:18
It’s enough to make you wish the variety show would make a comeback.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 23 December 2013 19:35
Like The Falls, Testament of Love has the feel of a modestly-budgeted television production that succeeds thanks to its sincerity and the likeability of its lead actors.
Written by Adrienne Jones Monday, 23 December 2013 18:49
Walter is at his most interesting when he’s faced with challenges most people couldn’t dream of.
Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 23 December 2013 18:46
It’s a pretty traditional, by-the-numbers biopic that is neither poorly done nor especially memorable, at least under normal circumstances.
Written by Sean Lass Monday, 23 December 2013 18:43
Sylvester Stallone’s rival is Robert De Niro, which sets this up as a pseudo crossover of Rocky and Raging Bull, a concept which would seem less ridiculous if there had never been any Rocky sequels.
Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 23 December 2013 18:41
While a lot of Scorsese’s signature directorial flourishes are on display, this is easily his edgiest film in years.
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