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Epic

Epic

You can’t con kids. Don’t promise them the animated adventures of cutesy little characters when you really intend to deliver a borderline adult action adventure. That’s Read More

Erased

Erased

Aaron Eckhart is apparently one unlucky SOB. Not only does he fail to parlay his considerable indie cred (Thank You for Smoking, In the Company of Read More

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Did Baz Luhrmann accomplish what he set out to do in his garish adaptation of Gatsby?  Yes.  Does he capture the central thrust of the book?  Yes. Read More

Aftershock (2013)

Aftershock (2013)

They say that people pull together during times of crisis. There is also a lingering fear that civilized society will fall apart when such a tragedy Read More

Peeples

Peeples

Sometimes, earnestness can overcome cliché. There are also cases where actors and their innate likeability can surpass the slights in a script. Such is the case Read More

Sightseers

Sightseers

The families at the center of Ben Wheatley’s first two films, the remarkable Kill List and Down Terrace, were built and sustained on violence and crime; Read More

Stories We Tell

Stories We Tell

To understand how memory is fluid, just ask two relatives to recall the same incident. More often than not, their recollections will have major discrepancies. Next, Read More

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

Throughout Iron Man 3, billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) suffers disorienting panic attacks – a direct result of his involvement in last summer’s Read More

Generation Um…

Generation Um…

The opening moments of Mark Mann’s Generation Um… cast a spell, or possibly a hex, of a vague nineties-ish aura. There’s some insistent dialogue between two Read More

Love Is All You Need

Love Is All You Need

Starting off your movie with a round of Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore” is never promising, especially when the story features broken-hearted northern Europeans reconnecting with love Read More