Friday, August 29 2014
Eric Merola's documentary shows us what happens when our everyday language must be turned inside out.
Ironically, this film also takes pains to point out the obvious pratfalls of making yet another serial killer film in the first place.
Thursday, August 28 2014
The film reminds us of just how difficult it can be to find one's own tempo amidst radical changes caused by unjust circumstances.
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction.
Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
The movie wastes its impressive cast, choosing instead to drown itself in sentimentalism.
Tuesday, August 26 2014
Infusing Alice Munro's portrait of a lonely woman and her quest for happiness with deadpan comic beats, Kristen Wiig muddies the tone of "Hateship Loveship" and leaves it without a center.
Monday, August 25 2014
Metal fans will remember this story in the lore of censorship and a dark moment in the history of Judas Priest. But this film is not about the band and is all the better for it.
Possibly the greatest haunted house film of all time is still as impactful as ever, a fact not reflected by this Blu-ray's paltry extras.
Friday, August 22 2014
It's hard to think of a scene in this movie you haven't seen in another.
This film urges you to believe that the protagonist is as special as anyone at the center of a YA saga, which is to say, so very special.
Disney’s Tarzan is more than the last film in the “Disney Renaissance”; it’s also the best Tarzan film ever made.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Daniel Dencik's film helps you to look at the Earth, so majestic, so superb, and to want more than ever to be aware.
Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.
Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
For the most part, the shorts are some of Disney's strongest, and taken as a whole they offer a variety of animation styles, characters and tones.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
As a movie, The Expendables 3 is kind of a shambles. As part of a never-ending retirement party, it's kind of a gas.
Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics.
Monday, August 18 2014
This film is entertaining and fun, while maintaining an emotional component throughout, making it a classic Disney film rightfully getting its due in this restored master.
Friday, August 15 2014
Dinosaur 13 traces the emotional and legal dilemmas emerging with the discovery of a T-Rex called Sue.