Posts List
The Congress

The Congress

Thanks to such technological advances as digital filmmaking, CGI, and motion capture, Hollywood is now capable of creating “virtual performances,” bringing everything from gun-toting space raccoons Read More

The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3

Sly and his ragtag bunch of mercenaries are back again… again, and the third mission for The Expendables is the least inspired yet. The novelty of Read More

The Giver

The Giver

For a book about breaking the bonds of conformity — among other things — the movie version of The Giver sure is conventional. It’s stilted and Read More

Slow Food Story

Slow Food Story

Carlo Petrini, an ebullient Italian dreamer/visionary and benefactor of fine food and drink is the subject of Stefano Sardo’s breezy testimonial tribute to Petrini, Slow Food Read More

Housebound

Housebound

Housebound is a rare post-modern horror-comedy that achieves its laughs and its scares organically. Digs at the haunted house genre don’t come at the expense of Read More

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street

Movies don’t get much more meta than 22 Jump Street. Perhaps The Cabin in the Woods and its terrific takedown of every horror trope of the Read More

And So It Goes

And So It Goes

If the RomCom wasn’t already dead, And So It Goes would be its last gasp final death knell… and not because its Oscar winning leads are Read More

If I Stay

If I Stay

For a movie with music at its core, If I Stay sure is tone deaf. It’s a film made by people who have no clue about the Read More

Into the Storm (2014)

Into the Storm (2014)

Eighteen years ago, fledgling director Jan de Bont used the newest cinematic technology, something called “C…G…I…” to tell the tale of two bickering storm chasers/tornado researchers Read More

Let’s Be Cops

Let’s Be Cops

Okay, so here’s a good idea. Let’s take the lamest part of the F-bomb dropping teen comedy Superbad (the very unprofessional policemen who love to do Read More

Tammy

Tammy

Tammy is terrible. It’s not funny, feigns realism for cheap sentiment, and refracts a kind of oddball idealism which argues that crudeness and classlessness are rewarded Read More

Drive Hard

Drive Hard

Drive Hard tries hard to be tongue-in-cheek B-movie pulp that entertains you for 89 minutes with slick action and funny dialogue. It tries to build a Read More

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

Ultra-prolific indie director Joe Swanberg has been cranking out multiple films each year for the last several years. A filmography full of partially-formed features based on Read More

Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

For all we know, little Francesco Stephen Castelluccio and his neighborhood pals Tommy Devito and Nick Massi did indeed live a Goodfellas-lite life. For all we Read More