Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:20
It is a movie which will get strong reactions (negative and positive) from people, and that should always be celebrated.
Written by Matthew Newlin Thursday, 10 April 2014 21:25
Is it good? No. Is it bad? Not really. It’s just okay, and that’s okay.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 10 April 2014 20:33
The Raid 2 is a great film.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 09 April 2014 12:07
They’re charming, as one would hope, but I have to say I’m impressed with the talent assembled for the English dub.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 09 April 2014 11:39
It’s a shame, then, that Nymphomaniac seems likely to be remembered more as one of Von Trier’s rare misfires, as opposed to the great film(s) he clearly intended it to be.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 08 April 2014 10:09
It’s reasonable to ask what Broadway expected to get out of this: Widening the market for licensing productions? Recruiting new talent? Selling more cast albums?
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:46
A dark adaptation of a short story by Dostoyevsky and a documentary about the Carter Family bring my viewing at the 2014 film festival to a close.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 06 April 2014 21:21
A plot summary doesn’t really do it justice, but the experience of watching the film, with its blend of fantasy and realism, really cuts to the bone.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 02 April 2014 07:41
Despite these early setbacks, Nymphomaniac settles into a rhythm, and is relatively enjoyable as the cast is rounded out.
Written by Pete Timmermann Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:44
And I trust all of you enough to let you in on my favorite actor: Divine. If you think I’m joking, I’m not.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 31 March 2014 21:43
In the future, movie stars will sell their scanned personas to studios, which will use them to create films without having to bother about that messy human element known as live actors.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 31 March 2014 21:43
One reason there are so many submissions is the AFF is an Academy-qualifying festival, meaning that the winner of the Best Animated Short and Best Narrative Short here gets to skip the first round of screening for the Academy Awards.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:26
For those of you who are fans of the connecting episodes, here are a few highlights from this set: Roger Whitaker pays a visit, Frank develops a combination perambulator/lawn mower, Joel invents a pipe with a built-in sprinkler system, and Tom Servo puts on an art show.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 27 March 2014 08:20
Still, the restored version of The Bigamist looks better than a lot of films from the period, and I’d have to say that watching the DVD is a far better experience than watching online.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 26 March 2014 20:24
I suspect this film will appeal most strongly to people near their characters in age, as it’s too easy for younger people to wonder why people who have it so good are complaining.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:49
There’s a dearth of films that have honest sympathy for what it’s like to be a teenager, particularly a teenager whose sexuality is not strictly mainstream
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:43
The “wonderwall” of the title is the wall he’s peeking through to see the wonders of those often-naked young ladies.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:35
The script depends heavily on coincidences, but Walsh keeps things moving at a rapid pace, with the sense of forward momentum aided by a lively soundtrack.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:27
These companies consider who you and I would call American citizens exercising their Constitutional rights to be insurgents threatening company operations—and profits, of course.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:20
He migrated to New York with his family, learned animation from a book, and began working for a company that made commercials.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:11
The film puts Jason Bateman in a situation where he can verbally pick off both small children and their helicoptering parents.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 20 March 2014 21:03
The problem is, the Muppets aren’t that fun to hang around with this time.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 20 March 2014 20:55
Instead of celebrating one of our most reliable, idiosyncratic directors, there’s a part of me that kind of wants to see him fail
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 20 March 2014 20:41
The cast is both talented and likeable enough and the movie good-looking enough that I was willing to give it a pass on the sometimes heavy-handedness.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 18 March 2014 15:33
Harry’s good looks didn’t hurt their success, either, particularly when paired with her forthright sexuality and unique fashion sense.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 14 March 2014 22:18
The city of Bethlehem is treated primarily as the backdrop for an events-heavy plot enacted by a cast of largely paper-thin characters.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 12 March 2014 22:05
It’s very funny and completely charming.
Written by Sean Lass Wednesday, 12 March 2014 20:46
Need for Speed is a movie that will play great when you stumble upon it while flipping through channels late at night a few years from now.
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.
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