Tuesday, March 11 2014
Reportero is a must-see documentary that forcefully demonstrates the importance of the press.
The Iran Job follows a season in the life of Kevin Sheppard and offers a window into daily life in Iran.
Monday, March 10 2014
Satisfyingly faithful to the book and in turn, exciting and disturbing all at once, the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy manages to pick up where the terrific first movie left off and run full steam ahead with the larger story.
Like Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson seems to have a twisted desire to expose the fallacies of adulthood through the innocent yet knowing eyes of children.
Roger Michell and Hanif Kureishi reunite in Le Week-End, a surprisingly uncompromising portrait of a long, restless marriage.
Friday, March 7 2014
Throughout this couple's arguments and despairs, the film's tautological systemology hums along, allowing the viewer to see its many recurrent tropes through their eyes.
Mr. Peabody is awesome, you see right away, and his decision to adopt the abandoned infant Sherman seems a sweet and righteous extension of his wonderfulness.
Bethlehem asks, Whose sins need to be redeemed? Who will be the sacrificial lamb? And who will be committing the sacrifice?
One of cinema's most resonant and timeless works, Terence Davies's second film recreates childhood dreams and memories within which any viewer can situate themselves.
Thursday, March 6 2014
Yes, this is perhaps one of the most efficient entries in the Hitchcockian subgenre of “every-man trapped in an extraordinary situation”, but he would go on to direct much better films.
Before you can say, “Man, can’t those former Soviet Bloc republics do anything right?” Code Red gets a whole lot of zombie mayhem going on.
Wednesday, March 5 2014
In Garibaldi's Lovers, Garibaldi, and others from Italy's past, looks on from the afterlife and mourns for the state of his country.
Tuesday, March 4 2014
The Road to Fame reveals the connections between past and present, between the two generations shaped by China's one child policy -- and their desire for fame.
This is an engaging biographical documentary that’s all performance and a romance film that’s filled with endless pain.
In many ways, Blue is the Warmest Color is everything Free Fall should have been.
If there is but one thing in Diana worth our time, it is watching the extraordinary Naomi Watts as she respectfully portrays Princes Di.
Monday, March 3 2014
Come eat from the trashcan of ideology with Slavoj Zizek.
The Juvenile Justice System remains wrong in its conception of zero tolerance. Lives are being destroyed.
Friday, February 28 2014
The best idea in Non-Stop is the plane. The space is tight and the camera is close -- especially close on Bill's (Liam Neeson) face.
"Over and over" is a good way to sum up The Bag Man, a movie that runs perilously close to two hours, and uses most of its bad ideas at least twice.