The Broken Circle Breakdown

Belgian bluegrass.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Broken Circle Breakdown is a very American romance. It is also a very European tragedy. For Flemish couple Didier and Elise, the dream of America is that you can pick up, move on and become    More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Out of the Furnace

From Crazy Heart to a crazy Woody Harrelson.


Movie Reviews & Stories
From the outset, shades of Michael Cimino’s Vietnam drama The Deer Hunter permeate Scott Cooper’s Out of the Furnace: images of Pennsylvania steel mills, a PTSD-addled young soldier forced int   More
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 AP KRYZA

Oldboy

Spike Lee’s botched, uninspired remake.


Movie Reviews & Stories
There’s something immediately dispiriting about the very thought of Spike Lee—once one of American cinema’s most original voices   More
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Catching Fire

Odds ever in their favor.


Movie Reviews & Stories
While other young-adult novel adaptations preoccupy themselves with knockoff magic and chaste vampires, The Hunger Games series instead caters to the “adult” part of the equation. Taking what init   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 AP KRYZA

Out of the Blue

The sprawling Blue Is the Warmest Color will knock you sideways.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As soon as Blue Is the Warmest Color premiered in Cannes last May, frenzied discussion engulfed the film. Whether people found it exhilarating or exploitative, it seemed no one could shut up abo   More
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Kill Your Darlings

Less a howl than a moan.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Sometimes in film, actors so fully inhabit the roles of historical figures that they don’t just capture the essence of the human being, they become even more vivid and convincing than footage of   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Il Futuro

Flush of youth.


Movie Reviews & Stories
“The future is in small, exclusive places,” Bianca tells her brother. “The future,” he replies, “is only in artificial intelligence, computers, neural networks.” To the characters in I   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Cowboys Don’t Cry

Matthew McConaughey electrifies Dallas Buyers Club.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The first time Matthew McConaughey appears onscreen in Dallas Buyers Club—that is, after he’s shown thrusting away at two female rodeo groupies in the shadows of a backstage stall—the reflex   More
 
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Game On: Ender's Game Reviewed

enders game

Movies & Television
Ender's Game was too busy with its zero-gravity exercises to screen by WW press deadlines.Critic's Grade: B-There’s no denying that Orson Scott Card's well-documented political and anti-gay views are cockeyed and bear the distinct odor of batshit. Still, this adaptation of his 1985 sci-fi novel deserves notice: It makes clear how salient and eerily prescient the author was, back when he ...   More
 
Friday, November 1, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

The Undocumented

Over the border.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s one thing to hear the facts: In the past 15 years, more than 2,500 migrants attempting to cross the Mexico-Arizona border through the Sonora Desert have perished en route. It’s quite an   More
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

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