Thursday, March 13 2014
Just why Acorn Media recently released Hetty Wainthropp Investigates: The Complete Collection nearly 20 years after its initial broadcast is hardly a mystery.
Wednesday, March 12 2014
The Returned asks a not-so-simple question about how the living would react to the return of the dead, and offers no easy answers.
Emanuele Crialese is a master at conveying mesmerizing images which contrast how the horrors of social injustice become almost invisible when set against exotic locales.
The Nazi base is shaped like a swastika; the little Nazi moon children grow up indoctrinated' the astronaut who discovers them is black. For God’s sake, this shit writes itself.
Tuesday, March 11 2014
Llewyn doesn't look like a nice guy: he specializes in unsmiling bumbling coupled with prickly stubbornness. Yet he becomes oddly endearing, oddly fast.
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
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
Not every question is answered, not every cliffhanger makes immediate sense, but after five seasons the creators of The Venture Bros. have earned fan trust enough to keep this the best show on TV.
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
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.
A lone-wolf pathologist finds himself tackling three murder mysteries whilst trying to resolve issues damaging his personal life.