Lost In Space

Gravity is the most stressful film of the year.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity begins with a staggeringly brilliant and mesmerizingly staged 17-minute single take, which manages to encapsulate every single feeling the rest of the film will instill   More
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 AP KRYZA

Don Jon

A lout learns to love.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s debut as a triple threat—writer, director and star, a la Clint Eastwood—is appropriately festooned with the time-honored totems of macho masculinity. We’ve got carto   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

Byzantium

Interview With the Vampire on estrogen.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Clara is all sex and fangs. The 200-year-old strumpet and grifter has just beheaded a man and is on the run again, and she nearly pops out of her cheap corset and snakeskin pants trying to distanc   More
 
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 KELLY CLARKE

Prisoners

Suffer the little children.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Like Clint Eastwood’s sadistically bleak Mystic River, Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners presents its protagonists with an unimaginable horror: the abduction of their young daughters. As Pennsylvan   More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 AP KRYZA

A Trouble Shared


Movie Reviews & Stories
“De-escalate my asshole, you dumb fuckers!” yells the writhing boy as his youthful captors wrap him in their arms, attempting to console him. It’s a moment that’s brutal, strangely beautif   More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Victors’ History

The Act of Killing is a vitally important film. It may also make you hurl.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The most horrifying movie scene you will watch this year begins with a giant waterfall cascading into a lush green gorge. A Muzak cover of “Born Free” plays as smiling young women in matching    More
 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Keep What You Kill: Riddick Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Most movies that screen after press deadlines should never have made it to screens in the first place. Riddick is a rare exception.Critic's Grade: B+“Maybe I went and did the worst thing of all: I got civilized.” So muses Richard B. Riddick early on in the new film bearing his name. He’s ostensibly explaining how he’s come to find himself stranded on a desolate planet with a figurative knife ...   More
 
Friday, September 6, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

A Total Phony: Salinger Reviewed

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Movies & Television
You may have read how we attempted to stalk Michael McDermott, the man who lurked outside a Vermont post office to photograph J.D. Salinger. The documentary about the reclusive author, Salinger, isn't out till Friday, Sept. 13, and it's just as rewarding as the photo McDermott eventually snapped—which is to say, not very.Critic's Grade: C-It probably goes without saying that J.D. Salinger, who spent ...   More
 
Thursday, September 5, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

Adore

Unleash the cougars!


Movie Reviews & Stories
As far as cougars go, Naomi Watts and Robin Wright are pretty choice. Both radiant blondes, they’re as tanned and toned as West Hills moms who spend their days taking spin classes at the Multnom   More
 
Wednesday, September 4, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Bieber's Ex Carjacks a Mustang: Getaway Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Perhaps by screening after deadline, Getaway tried to escape (c'mon, it's been a long day) from critics. Not so lucky.Critic's Grade: DWelcome to Bulgaria, where Nascar drivers gone bad hire out their services to criminals, anonymous super-criminals rob investment banks, nobody speaks Bulgarian, Justin Bieber's ex-girlfriend carjacks Mustangs and a police car dramatically flips over every three ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 RICHARD GRUNERT

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