Monday, October 21 2013
Laurence Anyways is indomitably rapturous, a film of epic proportions and probably the best and grandest depiction of a transgender relationship ever made.
Pacific Rim serves up the kind of visual smorgasbord that those of us weaned on sci-fi and monster movies would have devoured when we were kids.
Friday, October 18 2013
A stunning lead performance and low key approach to a fascinating subject matter make this tale of the underworld an unexpected gem.
While Sofia Coppola doesn't dwell on the situations that made the Bling Ring what they were, she does give you an overwhelming feeling of who they are: young, attractive, savvy, plugged in, and celebrity-obsessed
Thursday, October 17 2013
Familiar to many from his role on Celebrity Rehab, rocker Bob Forrest wants to change how addiction and addicts are treated. That his story is accompanied by a killer soundtrack doesn't hurt.
The audience serves as a sounding board for every batshit crazy idea ever thought by anyone who ever thought them.
Wednesday, October 16 2013
This documentary’s largest focus, cultural identity, is examined from perspectives as varied as Mexicans in Texas, Central Americans in California, Cubans in Miami, and Puerto Ricans in New York.
Based on the thriller by James Herbert, The Secret of Crickley Hall falls short on chills and fails to leave a strong impression -- until its final act.
Tuesday, October 15 2013
This sexy remake of the mid-'90s erotic horror thriller is often a treat for the eyes, but you'll owe your brain an apology.
Sarah Polley's fascinating documentary focuses on her family history, and the extent to which memories are embellished and distorted over time.
Monday, October 14 2013
Prepare to have your soul ripped from your body as you witness the atrocities committed against gay people in Uganda -- all in the name of religion.
Despite being aimed at younger viewers, the unnerving atmosphere of each film in this engaging and spooky British collection offers plenty of chills for adult genre fans, too.
Friday, October 11 2013
Ingrid Berdman's Charlotte is like Anita in Intermezzo, a woman who becomes so destroyed by love gone wrong that she loses the ability to show love to others, including her children.
Writer-director Don Mancini is something of a rarity in horror: a filmmaker who has willingly and enthusiastically maintained some control over the monster he created.
Thursday, October 10 2013
Linklater's filmography has branched and wandered the way the movie does, picking up tangents while still feeling like a coherent whole.
Everybody is acutely aware that there's relatively little time left. Although some moments feel celebratory, there's also a sense of near-desperation, of grasping at competition as a way to stave off mortality.
Wednesday, October 9 2013
Melville's only leading role has him riff on the film noir detective.
Switching genres isn't the cure for the third Hangover, an action film thinking it's a comedy while missing on both fronts.
Tuesday, October 8 2013
In the Flesh is a spare, haunting drama that wonders what the world might look like after the zombie apocalypse.
Day of the Dead ’s lazy attempts at sending up racism, sexism and consumerism betray the film’s obvious role as a product meant to distribute these sentiments because there was a market for them.