Tuesday, November 12 2013
John Carpenter presents Body Bags is Carpenter at his most playful and self-aware, even as his rare performance as an onscreen actor unashamedly apes the Crypt Keeper.
As it turns out, Girl Most Likely has plenty in common with Bridesmaids; that is, sharing that movie's sense of 30-something melancholy, rather than its big comic set pieces.
Friday, November 8 2013
In their short but concise oeuvre as co-creators, Bergman and Rossellini explored the subjects of cultural reappropriation, forced displacement, and the effects of war on human relationships.
Eyes without A Face embodies the idea of existential terror rooted in the terrors of being human.
Thursday, November 7 2013
White House Down never had a chance, given that the film shares its primary plot of bad guys infiltrating and then seizing control of the presidential residence, with the superior Olympus Fallen.
"Charm" is the operative word when describing I Married a Witch: it has screwball pacing but is more whimsical and daffy than outright hilarious.
Tuesday, November 5 2013
This ultra low-budget "period piece" misses its chance to be inventive and artistic and instead devolves into the direct-to-DVD debacle that it is.
Monday, November 4 2013
Responsible for Oi! and some remarkably violent gigs, this little band from London's East End has a story that's more interesting than most.
Thursday, October 31 2013
Set in war-torn sub-Saharan Africa, War Witch presents a teen's view of war without political overtures.
Wednesday, October 30 2013
Monsters University is far from being Pixar’s best, but as far as prequels go, there’s enough monster-filled college humor for viewers of all ages to enjoy.
These vampires aren't allergic to sunlight, wooden stakes, or garlic. They don't sleep in coffins or stalk around in swishy capes. They do, however, brood in a very-like vampire way.
Tuesday, October 29 2013
The premise of an invisible, impenetrable and inexplicable barrier sealing a woman onto her rural property to face the elements alone might put The Wall into the territory of Sci-Fi/Fantasy, but this brilliant and mysterious drama is in a class by itself.
Monday, October 28 2013
Larry David's latest venture in feature filmmaking is a half-baked wrinkle on the "Curb" formula, but wouldn't it be rude not to watch?
Friday, October 25 2013
An engaging hybrid of studio era Hollywood amusement and macho B-boy rebel theatrics.
Thursday, October 24 2013
Colin Firth and Emily Blunt turn in quirky performances, but Arthur Newman, the man and the movie, is not one you'll warm up to.
Wednesday, October 23 2013
Forty years after the original release of The Exorcist, this extras-heavy release looks and sounds incredible and makes for one more terrifying journey into the unknown.
Mickey Rourke is the Devil and Danny Trejo is a badass killer sent back from the dead to wreak revenge. What’s not to love?
This is packed with enough charm and whimsy to make you feel like a child again. The remarkable Disney classic, now on Blu-ray, is sweeter than a jar of honey.
Tuesday, October 22 2013
By shifting it's point of view from a hapless family to a pair of seasoned demon hunters, The Conjuring ends up being a pleasantly frightful experience.
Drug War is clearly smarter, crisper and more ambitious than most pulp films.