Tuesday, April 14 2015
The idea here is that Madec's limitless financial resources make him every bit as phantasmal and inexorable as Jason Voorhees.
Aiming for an incisive social commentary on the increasing violence of youth gangs, Class of 1984 falls short.
Monday, April 13 2015
The charming and eccentric humor of this vampire mockumentary makes it feel like it was born to be a beloved cult classic.
Friday, April 10 2015
When Lost River premiered at Cannes last year, Gosling's urban fairytale was greeted with jeers. It should have been met with cheers.
This artificial intelligence flick uses the nerd archetype to make points about masculinity, ego, and empathy.
This is a film featuring two likeable leads that goes cold and convoluted once we abandon their story and flashback to the past.
Ebert never lived to see the finished product, but it's not a stretch at all to imagine what kind of score Siskel & Ebert would have given it had they the chance: two thumbs up.
Thursday, April 9 2015
The Beat Generation fails to capture the trendy, hipster social scene that its title promises.
When it comes to family comedies, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is the exact opposite of terrible, horrible, and no good.
Wednesday, April 8 2015
Scream! Factory's horror/comedy "double feature" doesn't truly fit into either genre.
The two most famous horror blaxploitation films look and sound excellent in this dual release, but they deserve more extras considering their importance.
Tuesday, April 7 2015
This epic flick concludes a trilogy that, in retrospect, should have been a duology.
Friday, April 3 2015
Scientology may seem like nothing more than a wacky cult filled with outrageous teachings and belief to many. Unfortunately, it's much sillier, and far more sinister, than that.
Cars parachute into the Caucasus, cars plunge off cliffs, and perhaps most dauntingly, soar from one of the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi.
Thursday, April 2 2015
This imperfect police procedural is nonetheless both a rare example of the point of view of women in the '50s and a case study for how the Production Code ultimately met its demise.
Wednesday, April 1 2015
For many, going to college is a dream come true. Sadly, as this film points out, it will also become a nightmare.
This mid-'80s obscurity is a chilling depiction of the violence amongst those who find themselves on the fringes of society's moral landscape.
Tuesday, March 31 2015
This biopic both reminds the world of Alan Turing’s genius and aims to empower “those people no one expects anything from who do the things no one expects.”
Monday, March 30 2015
This indie horror flick finds a young couple stranded in the woods looking for safety in an uncaring natural world.
This oft-overlooked desert noir illustrates the residual violence of post-war America, where paranoia and deception abound.