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.
This is a great cast, but alas, like many in the war-epic genre, it hasn’t aged well.
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.