True Detective: A Walk Among the Tombstones Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Critic's Grade: C+ Taking a break from hammer-punching seas of faceless Eastern European scumbags to hammer-punch only a few skeezy New Yorkers, A Walk Among the Tombstones finds Liam Neeson in a much more appropriate phase of his late-career tough-guy transformation: the detective period. Frankly, a rain-soaked trench coat suits him better than the near-superheroic Eurotrash compactor ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 AP KRYZA

Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen enters the spirit world.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As with many Woody Allen movies, Magic in the Moonlight pits a cerebral man against a flighty younger woman and asks them to fall in love. This incarnation finds Stanley (Colin Firth), a yellowf   More
 
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

Palo Alto

California love.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Given James Franco’s obnoxious ubiquity, it’s tough not to see Palo Alto—a big-screen adaptation of the multihyphenate’s short-story collection—as art imitating life. But this is also th   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 AMANDA SCHURR

Cold in July

Lone Star State of mind.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The actor Michael C. Hall knows death. He had his breakout role in Six Feet Under as the closeted son David and then went on to play the titular serial killer in Dexter. In his newest role, in Jim Mic   More
 
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Fading Gigolo

Big pimpin’.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Here’s the punch line: Woody Allen sells old men to young women. Now where’s the joke? Fading Gigolo casts Allen as a retired bookseller and unlikely pimp, enlisted by his dermatologist (Sharo   More
 
Wednesday, May 7, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Colin Farrell Goes Time Traveling: Winter's Tale Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Endless Love wasn't the only awful star-crossed romance that screened after WW's press deadline. Winter's Tale is just as bad, also just in time for Valentine's Day.Critic's Grade: D+It’s no secret that the first few months of the moviegoing year are a wasteland. Studios typically use January and February as a dumping ground for their schlockiest offerings, hopeful that the dearth ...   More
 
Thursday, February 13, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

RoboCop

Robo Reboot


Movie Reviews & Stories
First, the bad news: In this RoboCop, no bad guys get turned into walking piles of toxic waste and splattered across the hood of a car. It’s PG-13, after all. The good news is almost everythin   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Passion of Ron Burgundy: Anchorman 2 reviewed

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Movies & Television
Little surprise that the Channel 4 News Team has no respect for WW deadlines—Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues screened after we'd already gone to press.Critic's Grade: B-It's been nearly a decade since Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team graced the silver screen, but you'd be forgiven for thinking they never left. Will Ferrell's best character has been on the lips of fans since he ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 AP KRYZA

Glitz Gets Real

David O. Russell’s brilliant American Hustle finds truth in the con.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Director David O. Russell’s vision of America has always been Winesburg, Ohio, hopped up on trucker speed: a place of frantic grotesques distorted by their own need. In his new film, American Hu   More
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

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