Top Five: Movie Review

Chris Rock makes a true Chris Rock joint.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Chris Rock took way too long to play himself in a movie. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say he took far too long to make a movie that sounds like he does. That’s the immediate thing to    More
 
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

The Homesman: Movie Review

Wigging out in the Wild West.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Mary Bee Cuddy is an eligible bachelorette, and not just for the 1850s. She owns land in the Nebraska Territory, has a fine singing voice and can fry up a delicious chicken dinner. But, as cru   More
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

The Great Invisible: Movie Review

Built to spill.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In contrast to its name, The Great Invisible opens with something very much visible: ribbons of copper-colored oil floating in the otherwise shockingly blue Gulf of Mexico, like an exquisite mod   More
 
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 KAT MERCK

The Way He Looks

Bach and Belle (and Sebastian)


Movie Reviews & Stories
Forget the love triangle. The Way He Looks gives us the love rhombus. Giovana loves Leonardo but Leonardo loves Gabriel and Gabriel loves Belle and Sebastian. The film, from Brazilian writer-d   More
 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

The Theory of Everything

Relatively speaking.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A brief history of Stephen Hawking’s 30-year marriage to Jane Wilde, The Theory of Everything fits a tad too snugly into the biopic tradition. Anyone who’s seen Errol Morris’ expressionist   More
 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

An Idiot's Guide to Harry and Lloyd: Dumb & Dumber To Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Critic's Grade: Fuckin' BTwenty years since Dumb & Dumber entrenched the Brothers Farrelly as keepers of a peculiarly-‘90s frat house/preschool garden of filmic offense, the directors return to their first heroes for the sequel just about nobody demanded. As if there were any doubt, Harry Dunne (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd Christmas (Jim Carrey) remain resolutely unchanged. Indeed, Lloyd has ...   More
 
Friday, November 14, 2014 JAY HORTON

Force Majeure

On thin ice.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The family of four lies on the bed, limbs intertwined. They’re Swedish. So of course they’re gorgeous—they look ripped from a Hanna Andersson catalog, down to their matching thermal underw   More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Rosewater

Jon Stewart goes to Iran.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Rosewater is a torture film in which suffering is beside the point—it’s a lovely romp in the fields of tyranny. Gael García Bernal, who plays unjustly imprisoned Iranian-Canadian journalist   More
 
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Interstellar

Christopher Nolan aces art class but flunks astronomy.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Christopher Nolan is Hollywood’s most masterful huckster: a blockbuster auteur who uses incredible sleight of hand to elevate into art what other directors would leave as garbage. He is the ki   More
 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 AP KRYZA

Citizenfour

With every move he makes, another chance he takes.


Movie Reviews & Stories
History happens in real time in Citizenfour, a behind-closed-doors account of Edward Snowden’s decision to reveal the dizzying extent of government surveillance programs. Much of Laura Poitr   More
 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

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