Frances Ha

Girls, directed by Woody Allen and François Truffaut.


Movie Reviews & Stories
People have been trying to figure out twentysomethings at least since Dustin Hoffman unzipped Anne Bancroft’s dress. In 2010, The New York Times Magazine ran a late-to-the-game article about a “   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Warp Speed: Star Trek Into Darkness Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Despite having been released in countries across the universe (well, world) to enthusiastic response, Paramount refused to screen Star Trek Into Darkness before WW press deadlines. (We revisited some Star Trek flops.) Critic AP Kryza deems it worth the wait.Critic's Grade: BWhen J.J. Abrams took over the Star Trek universe back in 2009, he managed the impossible by taking decades ...   More
 
Thursday, May 16, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Iceman

A true-crime nightmare that’s completely cold.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Michael Shannon—whose hot streak of late includes 2011’s best (and most overlooked) performance in Take Shelter—has steadily built a catalog that dips into a huge swath of roles, from heroes   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Serving up a fiery tale but packing little heat.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Heading into The Reluctant Fundamentalist, you can’t help but admire director Mira Nair’s nerve. After suffering a setback like 2009’s Amelia—a dull biopic about Earhart—many filmmakers    More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Pretty, Dumb

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby remakes the ’20s for the tweens.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby begins, appropriately enough, with decoration—a gold-filigreed frame that accordions outward in 3-D before suddenly cutting to a swimmy shot of    More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Man in the Can

Marvel kills it with the terrifically entertaining Iron Man 3.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The modern superhero trilogy has a very specific arc. There’s the origin story, in which an everyman stumbles into great power. In round two, the world turns on said hero as he faces greater t   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 AP KRYZA

Girl Twirling

Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder is more mystifying than mind-blowing.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life overflowed with voice-over narration. His new film is practically an audiobook. Actually, “audiobook” is misleading: That would suggest To the Wonder’s    More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Mud

Growing up in a swift current.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As with many stories about coming of age under harsh circumstances, a mighty river runs through the center of Jeff Nichols’ Mud, a Southern-fried fable about two adolescent Arkansas boys whose c   More
 
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 AP KRYZA

Oblivious to Life: Oblivion Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Oblivion screened after WW press deadlines. Critic Curtis Woloschuk would have happily remained oblivious of the film.Critic's Grade: C-In terms of blockbuster source material, “based on an unpublished graphic novel” may not send pulses racing, but it at least offers the allure of the unknown. After all, how many directors other than Christopher Nolan have recently convinced a studio to pony ...   More
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Brew Views: The Silent Partner

Canadian caper.


Brew Views
Just how über ’70s is Daryl Duke’s The Silent Partner? Elliot Gould (check) stars as Miles, a milquetoast bank teller and budding lothario (check) who inadvertently provokes the murderous rag   More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MARSHALL WALKER LEE

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