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

The Divine Brutality

Only God Forgives swings and misses.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Despite their extreme differences in content—the retro gangsters of Drive, the Danish drug lords of the Pusher trilogy, the wayward Christian vikings traversing their own personal hell in Valhalla R   More
 
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 AP KRYZA

Midnight’s Children

Tiptoeing into the mystic.


Movie Reviews & Stories
I never thought I’d say this, but perhaps Salman Rushdie isn’t giving himself enough credit. In adapting his 1981 Booker Prize-winning Midnight’s Children, he works with director Deepa Mehta   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Oz the Great and Powerful

Hello, yellow brick road.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Watching the glorious spectacle that is James Franco feels like watching a great con man. Here’s a proven movie star who made an art film re-enacting the Al Pacino leather-daddy sex thriller Cru   More
 
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 AP KRYZA

Jack the Giant Slayer

An English folktale, with extra potty humor.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Jack and the Beanstalk is one of the few English folktales Americans know by heart. A peasant boy sells his abusive guardian’s livestock for some beans, the beans get wet, a beanstalk grows, a   More
 
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 JOHN LOCANTHI

A Fistful of Viagra

Christopher Walken and Al Pacino go slumming in Stand Up Guys.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Europe is considerably kinder to its elder statesmen—at least where cinema is concerned. Michael Haneke’s dissection of octogenarian love, Amour, is a lock for the foreign-language Oscar, with   More
 
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 AP KRYZA

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