Wednesday, October 1 2014
Andrew Rossi’s documentary Ivory Tower opts to generate heat rather than shed light on key issues in American higher education.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
It opens with images of mortality and ends with a monster’s operatic dance with a chain saw under a deathly, brooding Texas sun—it’s about America, man.
Monday, September 29 2014
It takes 89 minutes to watch David Lynch's Eraserhead, but it could take 89 years to figure out what the hell it was that you just saw.
Friday, September 26 2014
A Brony Tale isn’t as fun as it should be, but it does manage to say a lot of interesting things about stereotypes and fandom.
Thursday, September 25 2014
Aching for the past dam(n)s The Stream.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
One might believe in the "Legend" of Billie Jean Davy if the distributor cared a little more about extras.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
The classic farcical Sondheim musical springs to Blu-ray with all the hilarity of the classic movie, but only half the songs of the classic stage play.
Noir, as a definitive term, is elusive and always out of reach, as are dreams. So what are we to do with Fear in the Night, a noir that traffics in dreams?
Monday, September 22 2014
Too reverential for its own good, this film feels like a social studies class instead of a work of art.
This excellent, entertaining, and accurate bio-pic of Bob Fosse's life and death was actually co-written and directed by Bob Fosse eight years before he died.
Thursday, September 18 2014
In this gripping true-crime story, an absurdist stew of petty tensions and quasi-Nietzschean dynamics rip apart the tiny colony of Europeans who settled one of the Galapagos islands in the '30s.
In Torneur's classic film, the femme fatale knows she's an object in a world of violent men she has no reason to respect.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Patrice Chéreau's multiple César winning film receives a lavish 20th anniversary edition from Cohen.
Tuesday, September 16 2014
Silly sexual politics prevent this film from being a bona fide classic.
Circle the Wagen begins with the end in mind, and suffers as a result.
Monday, September 15 2014
This reboot is a pretty pedestrian affair, managing to pull out all the tropes you've come to expect from monster movies without offering anything new.
Friday, September 12 2014
Anti-romances of those who shouldn't be together.
Wednesday, September 10 2014
Never once do Night Moves's three lead characters genuinely consider the ramifications of what they're doing. Naturally, they can't foresee their downfall.
Tuesday, September 9 2014
The premise of the film is too silly to ring as true, but the palpable chemistry of Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche makes this an enjoyable trifle.
A slack conclusion can't totally detract from the twisty script, mannered performances, and uncommonly gorgeous direction that make Proxy, the must-see independent thriller of 2014 so far.