Movie Review: Mood Indigo

Eels and all.

Screen Luring us once again through the funhouse looking glass and into a handcrafted phantasmagoria, cinemagician Michel Gondry commences the carnivalesque proceedings of Mood Indigo in a retro-futuri ... More

Jul 29, 2014 07:30 pm by CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

All creatures Groot and small.

Screen From the beginning, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was plagued by questions about a largely untested director and wholly unknown characters. It hardly helped that the initial trailer seemed ... More

Jul 29, 2014 07:09 pm by JAY HORTON

AP Film Studies: Acid-dropping nuns, Prince and dirt bikes

Screen AP Film Studies’ summer break continues, but once again there is homework. Please study these films, and when we return there will be a discussion of the Spielbergian implications of twee ja ... More

Jul 30, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA
 
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Movie Review: Mood Indigo

Eels and all.

Screen Luring us once again through the funhouse looking glass and into a handcrafted phantasmagoria, cinemagician Michel Gondry commences the carnivalesque proceedings of Mood Indigo in a retro-futuri ... More

Jul 29, 2014 07:30 pm by CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

AP Film Studies: Acid-dropping nuns, Prince and dirt bikes

Screen AP Film Studies’ summer break continues, but once again there is homework. Please study these films, and when we return there will be a discussion of the Spielbergian implications of twee ja ... More

Jul 30, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

A Most Wanted Man

The spy who bored me.

Movie Reviews & Stories Had it been released a year ago, nobody would have taken notice of A Most Wanted Man, a gratingly bland espionage thriller set in post-9/11 Hamburg. But director Anton Corbijn’s thriller happens ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

All creatures Groot and small.

Screen From the beginning, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was plagued by questions about a largely untested director and wholly unknown characters. It hardly helped that the initial trailer seemed ... More

Jul 29, 2014 07:09 pm by JAY HORTON

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff returns from Garden State.

Movie Reviews & Stories As Zach Braff’s directorial follow-up to the aggressively feel-good Garden State, Wish I Was Here has been bogged down by twee expectations since it was announced. And indeed, the film is every ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE

What Mason Knew

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood makes coming of age feel new again.

Movie Reviews & Stories Boyhood took 12 years, in film as in life. For 12 years, director Richard Linklater shot the movie for a few weeks each summer as both the main character, a boy named Mason, and the actor, Ellar ... More

Jul 23, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE

A Brony Tale

Pony up.

Movie Reviews & Stories Toy stores, with their pretty pinks and commanding blues, make clear what we expect of our girls and boys. So when adult men become fans of the cartoon TV series My Little Pony, it’s enough to p ... More

Jul 16, 2014 12:01 am by KATHERINE MARRONE

Hotseat: Chapman and Maclain Way

Movie Reviews & Stories When brothers Chapman, 27, and Maclain Way, 23, discovered an old baseball team photo at their late grandfather Bing Russell’s house, it sparked a multiyear effort of poring over microfilm a ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

Coherence

Comet and get it.

Movie Reviews & Stories Nothing that happens in Coherence should be allowed to happen. The film begins with a comet that may or may not be infused with reality-altering powers screaming across the sky during a dinner ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by MICHAEL NORDINE

Brasslands

Balkan blowout.

Movie Reviews & Stories Like the beer-soaked jamboree it depicts, Brasslands is a loud and colorful experience. Produced by the communal filmmaking society Meerkat Media Collective, the documentary follows hundreds of ... More

Jul 9, 2014 12:01 am by TREE PALMEDO

AP Film Studies: Stage To Screen

The resurrection of the band movie.

Movie Reviews & Stories When they were young and their hearts were open books, the besuited Beatles made the band movie to which all other band movies would forever be compared. That was A Hard Day’s Night (Kiggins The ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Movie Review: Snowpiercer

Snowpiercer is a brutal, thought-provoking ride.

Movie Reviews & Stories In the past 15 years, South Korea has experienced the most staggering cinematic renaissance since Easy Rider and Midnight Cowboy ushered in independent American filmmaking. The current wave riffs on ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by AP KRYZA

Hotseat: Sebastian Junger

The filmmaker and bestselling author talks Afghanistan, building trust with soldiers and why he’s done covering war.

Movie Reviews & Stories In the early ’90s, Sebastian Junger was an aspiring fiction writer, living in Cape Cod and waiting tables to pay the bills. Then he decided to “actually do something real”: report on the war ... More

Jun 25, 2014 12:01 am by ETHAN ROCKE

Movie Review: Life Itself

Ebert himself.

Movie Reviews & Stories Film critic Pauline Kael commanded admiration. David Thomson compels a distanced respect. But Roger Ebert was loved. Life Itself, the new Ebert documentary from Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Prefontaine), ... More

Jul 2, 2014 12:01 am by MATTHEW KORFHAGE
 

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