Wednesday, March 12 2014
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
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.
Friday, February 28 2014
This deadpan gem betrays a surprising warmth beneath its wry exterior. Simply put, it's one of cinema's richest and most compassionate tragicomedies.
Thursday, February 27 2014
While many horror films are carried by deftly composed cinematography, Haunter benefits from a thoughtful script, with complicated turns that keep the audience guessing.
Wong Kar Wai’s overkill kung fu epic about Bruce Lee’s teacher doesn’t cohere even as well as his more esoteric work, but its assembled shards make for a brooding, sumptuous experience.
Tuesday, February 25 2014
Nebraska is a bittersweet film that will hit you between the eyes if you're like me: middle-aged and in a mood to reflect on where life has taken you and where you will go next.
Thor worked due to its surprisingly-effective Shakespearean framework. Thor: The Dark World follows conventional Hollywood tropes and suffers for it.