Friday, August 8 2014
Besides just lavishing attention on the cars, director Scott Waugh loves placing them in the context of other, classic driving movies, from Bullitt to American Graffiti.
Thursday, August 7 2014
When the first scene in a movie has someone arranging refrigerator poetry, it's already out of ideas.
Sweden may be the 800-lb gorilla of Northern European cinema, but its neighbors have come on strong.
"It was a sci-fi and we could ham it up, so we did—and it was great,” Tarah Nutter says about Without Warning. While "ham it up" fits the film, "great" is less apt.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
The question of reality -- what it might be, for whom -- swirls at the center this terrific and shrewdly provocative documentary set inside the Daxing Boot Camp.
Tony Jaa still has a long way to go before he becomes a household name, but as this box set proves, he's well on his way—and may just be able to afford an acting lesson or two as well.
Tuesday, August 5 2014
While it's easy to call children predators, to be afraid of them and judge them, it's imperative to look at how they come to embody such fears.
Watching Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, the primary impression left is that Stritch had many more stories to tell.
Monday, August 4 2014
When Richard Nixon tell his story of humble beginnings, it doesn't sound new or revealing, but rather, creepily familiar.
Friday, August 1 2014
What The Kill Team goes on to do is utterly unnerving: it draws connections between the poised interviewee and the soldier in country, between one young man's different times and places, his stories and his circumstances.
"You see where this thing is going" from the first frames of Get On Up. But you also wish you didn't; you wish that it would have been smarter, more nuanced, and less fantastic.
Gamora's role as The Girl is key to the appealing formula of Guardians of the Galaxy, a movie that delivers to expectations like nobody's business.
Slander hasn't dated much at all; it still engages the viewer with something harsh and sordid under its veneer of '50s gentility.
Thursday, July 31 2014
The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry.
Wednesday, July 30 2014
None of the answers in Fallen City seem simple, as the film offers three stories of survivors after the 2008 earthquake in Beichuan.
There are lessons aplenty about Vietnam in Hearts and Minds—it's a shame we still haven’t learned them.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Never heavy-handed in its response to Reagan's "Morning in America", The Big Chill shows loss, defeat and grief while still being funny.
Monday, July 28 2014
The parents of the dead child declared that online gaming impaired their judgment, their comprehension, their fundamental life skills.
Laura Dekker was born to be a sailor, a fact she proves in her successful solo sail around the world in Maidentrip.
Friday, July 25 2014
This might be as close to a point as Lucy can get, the essential illogic of movies, of illusion, of delusion.