Wednesday, February 19 2014
Battle of the Damned is almost incredibly fun, but winds up as bad as you anticipated.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Darkman, the darkest hero (an amalgam or classic horror monsters) versus the criminal underworld... in broad daylight.
Friday, February 14 2014
This is a drama of two families brought together by death and the resulting stories that splinter off from that singular event.
Thursday, February 13 2014
Most of A Single Shot is an almost fetishistic look at life in this small, broken down town.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
This wonderful HD restoration of Universal's horror classic reiterates the brilliance of Lon Chaney's grotesque creation.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
Horror fans need to pick this one up, even if the '80s seems like a black hole of bad sequels and a morass of bad ideas.
Monday, February 10 2014
In terms of historical importance and pure cinematic thrills, Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project will be practically impossible to surpass.
Friday, February 7 2014
The history of the modular synthesizer is one that involves competing origins, unwieldy equipment, aesthetic disputes, and the whims of business and art.
Thursday, February 6 2014
Tennessee Williams sent his Blanche du Bois into the abyss, Woody Allen sends his Jasmine to the magical world where she always longed to be.
Wednesday, February 5 2014
Thanks for Sharing doesn't dissect its protagonists and explore the complexity of their addictive personalities. So why should we care?
For fans of '50s sci-fi silliness, the dinosaur may grab your attention, but that other movie is the better one.
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Dallas Buyers Club works because it doesn't over-sentimentalize its subject, and for that reason alone, it has quite the emotional impact.
Anne Fontaine seems merely satisfied with having her movie linger between scandal and hedonism.
Monday, February 3 2014
Both Hail Mary and For Ever Mozart present us with Godard at the peak of his powers as a provocateur and a master of the medium.
Thursday, January 30 2014
Ender's Game asks a lot of the audience in the areas of suspension of disbelief and character development, but when the film delivers, it can be satisfying.
If Superbad and The World's End had a lovechild raised by H.G. Wells and Leatherface, it would be the emotionally charged Plus One.
Wednesday, January 29 2014
Tequan Richmond gives a chilling and authentic performance, with all the tenderness of youth, and all the brutality that resides in the darkest corners of the mind.
Jack Lemmon is the middle-class, middle-American, totally befuddled Everyman in The April Fools and The War Between Men and Women.
Tuesday, January 28 2014
WikiLeaks and Julian Assange changed our world. Yet the story put on film, The Fifth Estate, is not nearly controversial enough.
Michael Polish's adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel is a perfect example of how a flowing, Beat classic can be transcribed to the screen with its spirit intact.