A middleground horror film mostly absent of good scares, The Possession serves as a cautionary tale warning horror aficionados that not everything with Sam Raimi’s name is associated to meets the high standard of his legacy as a genre great.
One day spent within the confines of Oslo can be a daunting task for a recovering drug addict, and Norway’s Joachim Trier has dedicated his second directorial feature to documenting that conflict with artfully frigid flourishes.
Dax Shepard might have a minor if flawed hit on his hands with Hit & Run, a romantic comedy car chase movie that defies the odds by actually being a lot of fun.
Well, this has been a long time coming, hasn’t it? I admit that I gave the Criterion Files a bit of a break for a time there, but the good news is that I’m bringing them back again over at Go, See, Talk!, starting with Days of Heaven…and nothing else. That’s right, I’m altering the format …
Pancakes, perversity, obscenity, inept adults, gloomy children, and an ill-fated canoe trip through the Danish countryside. If you thought The Hangover “went there”, prepare yourself for Klown, a movie so raunchy as to nearly defy description.
Sometimes, people give you a thumbs up. Recently, Andy Buckle over at The Film Emporium did me that honor by name-dropping me in his Liebster Award blogathon post. Over a week has passed since he published his own response to this chain event– I’ll use work, real life, and a mountain of movie reviews as …
Christopher Nolan has released his swan song to the Batman franchise; with The Dark Knight Rises, the reigns are now out of his hands. Did Nolan do it right in his final installment in the Bat-franchise?
The big question The Bourne Legacy must answer: does it successfully restart the franchise and pick up where Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass left off? In a word, no. Tony Gilroy, assuming the role of director for the first time in the series, bungles story, character, and action here in big, unforgivable ways while poor Jeremy Renner struggles gamely against the film’s weaknesses.
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis team up with Jay Roach, Shawn Harwell, and Adam McKay to lampoon politicians, super PACs, and foolish constituents, but despite their best comic intentions and efforts, they only get halfway there.
Today, take a listen to me as I continue exploring my newfound love for Podcasting by hopping on the LAMBCast with Dylan Fields, Joel Burman, Alan Grimm, and Bubbawheat to discuss…everything.
“After Gatsby’s opening date was pushed back to Summer 2013, Winter 2012 was haunted for me like that, distorted beyond my eyes’ power of correction…”
It’s appropriate that the greatest feat Benh Zeitlin achieves in his first directorial effort, the deservedly lauded Beasts of the Southern Wild, is balance. Chief among the film’s many thematic thrusts is that of its lead’s internal musings on the interconnected nature of the universe; as seen through the eyes of the precocious Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis …
The follow-up film from Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris is a big step forward from their 2006 indie darling, but the film’s true architect seems to be its screenwriter, Zoe Kazan, telling a story of gender politics and male wish fulfillment in the Match.com era. And it’s pretty great.