Wednesday, June 25 2014
Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami doubles-down on familiar themes in this film, with varying results.
Tuesday, June 24 2014
Whether officials' lying and covering up in order to crack cases are a matter of necessity, ambition, or ineptitude, the lack of investigation in this case is just that, a lack.
If 300 is the cinematic equivalent of a video game, then 300: Rise of an Empire, is at water level: murky, awkward and not nearly as fun.
The love story should be at the heart of this film, but it instead gets caught up in the supernatural elements.
Monday, June 23 2014
The case against Reddit's Aaron Swartz, as upsetting and disproportionate as it was, was also part of a longstanding and ongoing pattern.
Jerry Lewis' update of the Jekyll and Hyde story into the case of a nerd and his stallion alter-ego is still excellent after 50 years.
Friday, June 20 2014
Clint Eastwood’s bland band biopic approach drains the energy from the stage version of this blockbuster razzmatazz jukebox musical.
Olive Films' reissue of the 1951 Cry Danger is as no-frills as the old school film itself.
This low-budget thriller manages a few creepy moments.
Thursday, June 19 2014
First, the women are black and second, they're lesbians, and once the term "gang" is applied by media and used by prosecutors, their legal charges become felonies.
Both a visceral and heartbreaking experience, Lone Survivor honors truth through fiction in a way that is both rare and haunting.
This kung fu film is all over the place with food, nunchucks, guns and a lot of scratch your head moments.
Wednesday, June 18 2014
There’s a dualist philosophy here between following instructions and letting creativity reign.
Wes Anderson's strange and surreal film, now in a Criterion Blu-ray, has never looked or sounded better. But is this just another Anderson weird?
Tuesday, June 17 2014
As you contemplate this stunning, lyrical, transporting film, you can see, with its hardworking subjects, that the road ahead may be different.
This is an excellent, engrossing amalgamation of the history of Bettie Page.
Martin Scorcese calls Canyon Passage "one of the most mysterious and exquisite examples of the western genre ever made."
Monday, June 16 2014
Following uprisings in other Arab nations, Syrians hope that their protests might ignite change.
This re-release is a complete and balanced documentary about a rock genius whose contributions proved to be short-lived, yet resonate.
Clark Gable plays the uptight American seduced by the supposedly looser ways of Italy.