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 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 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 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 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 Matthew Newlin Friday, 21 February 2014 22:56
Unfortunately, the movie gets much more ludicrous before the final credits mercifully roll.
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 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 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 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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