Articles tagged adventure

9 Oct 2015 // 10:00 AM

‘Pan’ Doesn’t Fly

The problems here are numerous, the reasons for them ridiculous.

READ more
The Flash: Season 2, Episode 1 - “The Man Who Saved Central City”

This fabulous series has more in common with the comic book origins of these characters than with any cop drama.

READ more

6 Oct 2015 // 11:00 AM

Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 3 - “Under the Lake”

“Under the Lake's" writing, direction, and performances manages to breath new life into a tired premise.

READ more
A Practically Impossible Friendship: The 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of ‘The Bear’

Jean-Jacques Annaud's classic naturalist dramatization of a "practically impossible friendship" between two bears gets a visual update but retains all its original emotion.

READ more
‘The Martian’ Does the Math

Ridley Scott’s futuristic lost astronaut epic strings a series of logic puzzles through a lighthearted ensemble dramedy that feels equal parts The Avengers and Gravity.

READ more
‘The Walk’ Is Part Caper and Part Thrilling Ballet

Joseph Gordon-Levitt finds a winning vulnerability and doubt behind the tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s preternatural confidence.

READ more
NYFF 2015: ‘The Walk’ - Philippe Petit’s Achievement Is Now Family Friendly

Before Man on Wire was released, Robert Zemeckis planned to turn the children's book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers into a feature film.

READ more

29 Sep 2015 // 10:00 AM

‘Doctor Who’: Season 9, Episode 2 - The Witches Familiar

In part two of the season opener, writer Stephen Moffat relies on easy solutions to the impossible problems set up in part one.

READ more
‘Everest’ Sets You Up for Worry

Everst features any number of clichés, from dramatic scoring and lingering looks at the airport to teary close-ups and dark clouds over far horizons.

READ more
Eli Roth’s ‘Green Inferno’ Can’t Compare to ‘Cannibal Holocaust’

By mocking his characters instead of having his audience invested in them, the director turns his terror into something trying.

READ more
Doctor Who, Season 9, Episode 1: ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’

Series 9's opener sees the Doctor come face to face with an old enemy -- in the most unexpected way.

READ more
‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Makes for a Furiously Good Time

Fury Road is a tour de force that may be the definitive Mad Max film, with a rich story world and intriguing characters and a Blu-ray featuring 90 minutes of making-of material.

READ more
The Fable-like ‘Big Game’ Is a Step Up From the Usual B-movie Fare

Once and awhile, it’s nice to have a movie stick around for exactly the right amount of time.

READ more
How Might ‘Meru’ Be Measured?

Climbing Meru might be represented in a film, but even as it's shared here among the three climbers, each has his own version of what happened.

READ more
‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ Isn’t All Just Fluff

Aardman Studios' stop-motion film introduces basic yet layered characters and sends them on clever, oftentimes funny adventures.

READ more
‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ = CIA + KGB + Girl

For all its archness and cleverness, for all its showy self-awareness, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. can't come up with a new idea.

READ more
Missed Opportunities in ‘Fantastic Four’

Angry teenagers in the midst of superheros' origin stories.

READ more
Rock’s Bad Boy Mick Jagger Is Not Bad Enough for ‘Ned Kelly’

Tony Richardson’s 1970 Down Under biopic Ned Kelly provides lovingly filmed scenery--including the Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger--but, in this version of the folk legend, bad boy Ned seldom seems to be the “wild colonial boy”.

READ more
‘The Four Warriors’ Boldly Goes Where Everyone Has Gone Before

A highly derivative fantasy adventure, The Four Warriors feels like it might just manage to save itself. And then it promptly walks straight off a cliff.

READ more
Tom Cruise Teaches the Genre What Action Is All About With ‘Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation’

This is the best thriller of the year not named Mad Max: Fury Road.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

READ the article