Thursday, August 28 2014
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction.
Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
The movie wastes its impressive cast, choosing instead to drown itself in sentimentalism.
Tuesday, August 26 2014
Infusing Alice Munro's portrait of a lonely woman and her quest for happiness with deadpan comic beats, Kristen Wiig muddies the tone of "Hateship Loveship" and leaves it without a center.
Monday, August 25 2014
Metal fans will remember this story in the lore of censorship and a dark moment in the history of Judas Priest. But this film is not about the band and is all the better for it.
Possibly the greatest haunted house film of all time is still as impactful as ever, a fact not reflected by this Blu-ray's paltry extras.
Friday, August 22 2014
If previous seasons gave us glimpses of the evil that men do, then this penultimate season of HBO's best current series gives us an extreme closeup.
Disney’s Tarzan is more than the last film in the “Disney Renaissance”; it’s also the best Tarzan film ever made.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.
Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
This holiday special perfectly balances the recognizable elements found in horror movies and the elements of the Toy Story universe.
For the most part, the shorts are some of Disney's strongest, and taken as a whole they offer a variety of animation styles, characters and tones.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics.
Monday, August 18 2014
This film is entertaining and fun, while maintaining an emotional component throughout, making it a classic Disney film rightfully getting its due in this restored master.
Friday, August 15 2014
The Face of Love is a case of a compelling story that ended up in the wrong movie.
Thursday, August 14 2014
Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers tries to do too much, and in its efforts to be action-packed, funny, contemporary, and still tell a classic story, it becomes muddled.
Wednesday, August 13 2014
Low Winter Sun tries to stand out as a refreshing take on the cop drama formula, but it's far too preoccupied with the shows that it knows audiences will compare it to.
Tuesday, August 12 2014
Troublesome though the implications of Amen are, it is nonetheless a fine example of Costa-Gavras at his most incendiary.
Monday, August 11 2014
Angela Mao is wholesome and badass, a personality that, when brought to her fight scenes, immediately marks her as a star—although the scripts she was given don't often give her the chance to maximize that stardom.
Friday, August 8 2014
Besides just lavishing attention on the cars, director Scott Waugh loves placing them in the context of other, classic driving movies, from Bullitt to American Graffiti.