The Company You Keep

Redford’s thriller can’t keep up with its actors.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Never mind that in real life, Weather Underground activists did not murder anyone in their anti-war radicalism of the early 1970s. In Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep, they did.  As    More
 
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 MITCH LILLIE

Trip And Slide

Danny Boyle’s Trance is a head trip that spins in on itself.


Movie Reviews & Stories
As best I can tell, Trance is the first film—outside porn, maybe—to have a plot that hinges on a woman’s pubic hair. Though the Goya painting that goes missing in the art-heist thriller is   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Starbuck

Galactically dumb. Means well.


Movie Reviews & Stories
This is the sort of movie that critics were invented to despise: a crowd-pleasing, oafish, wildly implausible pile of sentimental dreck. But just like its main character, a French-Canadian meat-   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

42

Swing, and a miss.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Jackie Robinson is an American legend: The first black player to break Major League Baseball’s color barrier, he shouldered the hopes of a generation, weathering a flurry of abuse to open the ga   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Warm Bodies

Brains with heart.


Brew Views
“Don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy, don’t be creepy,” the lovesick zombie in Warm Bodies begs himself as he stares, slack-jawed, at the very blond, very alive object of his affection. He�   More
 
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 KELLY CLARKE

Revived, But Not Quite Alive: Evil Dead Reviewed

evil dead

Movies & Television
Not only did Evil Dead screen after WW press deadlines, but it kept critic Jay Horton shaking all weekend long, unable to file his review until Monday afternoon.Critic’s Grade: CShould there be any doubt, we’re not speaking about The Evil Dead. Sam Raimi, godhead of the series and producer of this latest iteration (alongside old cohorts Bruce Campbell and Robert Tapert), must have thought about ...   More
 
Monday, April 8, 2013 JAY HORTON

Thale

A tense Norwegian tale of the tailed.


Movie Reviews & Stories
A brief synopsis of Norwegian folklore: Nature is scary as shit, and everything’s out to get you. In a vast and frigid nation still so afraid of wolves it almost eradicates them each year, the   More
 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

On the Road

Mad to live­, as Kerouac would have wanted.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The journey to create a film version of Jack Kerouac’s 1957 ode to the Beat Generation, On the Road, has been a treacherous one. Over the years, Francis Ford Coppola, Gus Van Sant and Joel Schum   More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Brew Views: The Dead Zone

When missiles fly.


Brew Views
Like The Shining, The Dead Zone is proof that films are much better off using Stephen King’s ideas as a template rather than treating them as gospel. Make no mistake, 1983’s The Dead Zone is    More
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 AP KRYZA

Halle Berry, Slumlord: The Call Reviewed

the call

Movies & Television
The Call screened after WW press deadlines, prolonging AP Kryza's wait for 95 minutes of Halle Berry in a silly-looking wig (Kryza was big on wigs this week). Was it worth it? Meh.Critic's Grade: C-Apparently in a stiff competition with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Adrien Brody to see who can stretch the goodwill of an Oscar win the farthest without snapping it completely, Halle Berry's slumming seems ...   More
 
Friday, March 15, 2013 AP KRYZA

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