Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 03 March 2015 14:23
Timing is everything in a film like this, and Mendoza does an excellent job of keeping you off balance.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:59
If you’re up for something different, that offers a view into a world that you may not have even realized existed, then Algorithms is definitely worth your while.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 February 2015 21:55
I’m sure there’s a fascinating story to be found in Victori’s life, but director Michael Melamedoff doesn’t find it in this film.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 12 February 2015 13:34
The film clips provide little windows into societal attitudes of not that long ago, and seeing this evidence for yourself is far more useful than hearing someone else talk about it.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 04 February 2015 15:42
Harris incorporates a variety of images, along with commentary and interpretation from a variety of voices. Many of the images are family photos, from 19th-century daguerreotypes of Civil War soldiers or carefully posed studio portraits to present-day century snapshots taken in suburban homes.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:30
Supposedly, tolerance and respect for others, including those who are different from you, are core values both of the United States in general and of our school system in particular.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:22
The dark turn also delivers a strong critique of several of the less pleasant aspects of Italian society.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:20
The DVD includes eight short horror films shot on Hi8 or similar video formats.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 07 January 2015 21:56
She Makes Comics is the kind of film that can teach you a lot while also making you feel optimistic towards the future.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:43
The fallacy lies in assuming there is some absolute truth that can be captured on camera and understood by the viewer.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:34
The setup for this film will be familiar to any connoisseur of black-and-white giant creature movies.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 25 November 2014 20:27
Originally released in 1985, this a celebration of the life and music of the great jazz saxophonist and composer Ornette Coleman.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 14 November 2014 01:04
Violette is not a pretty film but, befitting its subject, it’s a strong and intense one.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 24 October 2014 19:04
The Last Supper is a real historical epic of the old-school, put-your-money-on-the-screen variety.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 24 October 2014 19:01
This direct translation raises other questions, too, such as “does a woman really get flambéed in this film? If so, by whom, and why?”
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 24 October 2014 18:57
Medeiros puts himself front and center in this story, but fortunately, he’s a charming host and travel companion.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 18 October 2014 15:11
This film offers a view of plastic surgery often neglected in discussions about it in popular culture.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 18 October 2014 15:01
Don’t Blink is no cinematic masterpiece, but it’s an OK horror movie perfect for home viewing with a group of friends.
Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:43
Well written, and perhaps a bit ahead of its time, it stands the test of time due to the sheer talent of its host, cast, and writers, not to mention the star-studded list of guests.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 10 October 2014 14:46
For a subject so potentially fraught with emotion, A People Uncounted is a surprisingly calm film, which is a good thing.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 10 October 2014 14:05
They make good use of their materials and provide a different angle on the war than you may be used to.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 09 October 2014 20:31
Good artists may need to be self-centered, and Rude certainly has that attitude down, but artistic talent, or even artistic success, do not equal a free pass through life.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 08 October 2014 15:21
Nothing groundbreaking really happened.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 08 October 2014 14:58
The complex plot (and sub-plot), the vast amount of characters, and the advanced, fast-paced, scientific dialogue can get pretty difficult to follow.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Sunday, 14 September 2014 18:31
If you’re a fan, that’s great, because every set delivers pretty much the same reliable pleasures.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 26 August 2014 12:50
This is the kind of film that would be lots more fun in the company of a bunch of tripping friends.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Saturday, 23 August 2014 14:44
Quicksand! is an efficient film noir for most of its length, and then becomes something else entirely, with a lot of unnecessary complications and a distinctly unbelievable ending.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 12 August 2014 23:39
Around the Block succeeds at the level of a Lifetime movie.
Written by Sean Lass Thursday, 07 August 2014 22:29
The overall experience of the film is so wonderfully weird and unique that you really just have to see it for yourself.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 06 August 2014 21:02
Wertham noticed that many of the young people who came to his Harlem clinic read comic books, and leapt to the conclusion that the comics had corrupted them. The fact that most American kids at the time also read comics didn’t seem to occur to him.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:39
As usual, humans are the main cause for the shark’s terrifying reputation.
Written by Lea Vrábelová Wednesday, 23 July 2014 21:32
Ferris’s story, filled with drugs, stabbings, shootings, blindings, and other sickly violence, defines him as one of the most feared gangsters in history.
Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 21 July 2014 13:49
This pint-sized view of the wild has not been shown very often, and certainly not up close and personal, as it appears here.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 July 2014 13:21
Director Edgar G. Ulmer capitalizes on the tropes of noir in a film whose necessary economy in storytelling is one of its great appeals.
Written by Matthew Newlin Monday, 14 July 2014 13:04
No amount of praise is sufficient to reward Tatiana Maslany for the excruciating amount of dedication she puts into her work on Orphan Black.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Monday, 14 July 2014 12:49
Young people are sometimes capable of far more than we give them credit for.
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