John Wick

Keanu Reeves brings the ruckus.


Movie Reviews & Stories
John Wick treads familiar ground: A retired hit man is roped back into the life. But this is the rare film that excels as much for what it puts on display as for what it holds back. It oozes s   More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 AP KRYZA

The Blue Room

Sex and death.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Like the Black Lodge in Twin Peaks, the blue room is everywhere in The Blue Room. At least, it's everywhere that French director Mathieu Amalric (who starred in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly)    More
 
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Men, Women & Children: Movie Review

OMG teh internetz.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children is Crash for the age of texting, tumbling and tweeting. It’s also Reitman’s second consecutive film—after last year’s treacly Labor Day—to be less   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

20,000 Days on Earth: Movie Review

True or false.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Nick Cave is one of rock ’n’ roll’s great liars. He admits as much in 20,000 Days on Earth. The way he sees it, the truth is a sea serpent that exists below the surface of a song, and his    More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

St. Vincent: Movie Review

Bill Murray: the patron saint of transforming mediocrity into artistry.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Freshman director Theodore Melfi is a very, very lucky man. Under most circumstances, his debut, St. Vincent, would be blasted for its contrived, overwrought plot. Does the world really need anoth   More
 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 AP KRYZA

The Guest: Movie Review

From Downton to darkness


Movie Reviews & Stories
The thriller The Guest is what might happen if John Carpenter made a Halloween movie in which Michael Myers takes off his mask and turns out to be a pretty cool guy. Still mourning the loss of t   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

Theater Review: The Last Days

Night of the thinking dead.


Theater
With zombies invading everything from prime-time TV to Pride and Prejudice parodies, the genre’s bar for originality is pretty high. Post5 Theatre’s The Last Days clears it with poise. Four pe   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Kill the Messenger: Movie Review

Scoops and snoops.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Ah, the mid-’90s! The halcyon days of print! When journalists were lightly bearded men who, when they weren’t exposing national secrets, took emotional motorcycle rides through the forest! S   More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 JAMES HELMSWORTH

Pride: Movie Review

A fop and a miner walk into a leather bar.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Politics make strange bedfellows. That was certainly true of gay activists and mineworkers, who formed an unlikely alliance during a British labor strike 30 years ago. Their story is dramatized    More
 
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Skeleton Twins

Two of a kind.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Some twins can finish each other’s sentences, or guess what number the other is imagining with to-the-decimal-point accuracy. In The Skeleton Twins, Maggie and Milo’s sibling ESP manifests i   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

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