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Don Jon

Don Jon

Two things are readily apparent on the basis of Don Jon. First, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is clearly a talented filmmaker and a thoughtful, empathetic storyteller. Second, the Read More

Rush

Rush

Ron Howard doesn’t make “classics.” He’s a journeyman with an artist’s ambitions. He owns an Oscar (and many more-deserving individuals don’t) and has shown a slick Read More

Prisoners

Prisoners

It’s every parent’s nightmare: a child goes missing and the police are unable to find a legitimate lead. As the days drag on, suspects come and Read More

Battle of the Year 3D

Battle of the Year 3D

The modern musical is no longer a fanciful experience where characters consider their situation or lament/celebrate their circumstances via song. Instead, they’re nothing more than souped Read More

After Tiller

After Tiller

When Dr. George Tiller was assassinated at his Wichita church by a pro-life fanatic in 2009, he became the eighth abortion clinic worker in America to Read More

Enough Said

Enough Said

On its own, the premise of Nicole Holofcener’s Enough Said could fit snugly into a sitcom episode. Divorced masseuse Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) goes to a party Read More

Violet & Daisy

Violet & Daisy

The titular teens of Violet & Daisy are fairies without a tale to tell. It’s certainly not due to lack of effort – the pixies talk Read More

Crystal Fairy

Crystal Fairy

Crystal Fairy isn’t a drug movie. The principals do plenty of them and the quest for a rare high drives the story, but the film focuses Read More