Posted on December 26, 2014

Merry Christmas, Anxiety!

Merry Christmas, Anxiety!


“These past weeks, the Sony hacking scandal—the single weirdest movie news item of my lifetime, and that’s counting the time WB hired Jesse Eisenberg to play Lex Luthor—evolved from a mere social embarrassment for the studio, to a damper on their bottom line, to a serious threat to the safety of both their employees and … Continue reading

Review: Song of the Sea, 2014, dir. Tomm Moore

Review: Song of the Sea, 2014, dir. Tomm Moore


“Tomm Moore’s Song of the Sea might have made a better video game than a motion picture. That’s saying something, because as motion pictures go, it’s an absolutely visceral stunner: you may find yourself wishing you could interact with its characters, live in its vividly realized world, participate in its defining ancestral conflicts. In fact, … Continue reading

Review: Top Five, 2014, dir. Chris Rock

Review: Top Five, 2014, dir. Chris Rock


“At times, Top Five feels like a live wire. That thrumming volatility comes as no surprise—it’s a product of Chris Rock’s bluntly indelicate comic inclinations—but damned if the film’s arrival isn’t, for better or worse, the very definition of “timely.” Writer, director and star Rock orchestrates scenes in which he’s beaten on camera by white … Continue reading