Movie Review: Calvary

Truth will out.


Movie Reviews & Stories
John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary is not a film that shies away from big questions: about life and death, faith and doubt, virtue and sin. It also doesn’t shy away from eccentric personaliti   More
 
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 REBECCA JACOBSON

Shellacked: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Reviewed

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Critic's Grade: C Back on the silver screen with big, gawky teeth rendered in detailed motion-capture glory, the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is loud, incoherently directed, brash, obnoxious and packed with enough product placement to fill a NASCAR track. Which is to say, it’s kind of exactly what a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie should be, for good or ill.  Long ago, when it was ...   More
 
Friday, August 8, 2014 AP KRYZA

Siddharth

A father’s search.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Low on action but high on intensity, Siddharth does a few things very right. For one, the title character doesn’t show his face. Siddharth, the 12-year old son of a poor Delhi zipper repairman   More
 
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Movie Review: Mood Indigo

Eels and all.


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Luring us once again through the funhouse looking glass and into a handcrafted phantasmagoria, cinemagician Michel Gondry commences the carnivalesque proceedings of Mood Indigo in a retro-futuri   More
 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

All creatures Groot and small.


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From the beginning, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was plagued by questions about a largely untested director and wholly unknown characters. It hardly helped that the initial trailer seemed    More
 
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 JAY HORTON

Mind Warped: Lucy Reviewed

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Critic's Grade: B Enjoying the gonzo action yarn Lucy hinges on your ability to accept the film’s central premise: That human beings are only able to use 10 percent of the brain’s capacity, and that unlocking the remaining power of the mind could mean unleashing tremendous power.  That, of course, is bullshit, a scientific myth often falsely attributed to Einstein that has been debunked ...   More
 
Thursday, July 24, 2014 AP KRYZA

What Mason Knew

Richard Linklater’s Boyhood makes coming of age feel new again.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Boyhood took 12 years, in film as in life. For 12 years, director Richard Linklater shot the movie for a few weeks each summer as both the main character, a boy named Mason, and the actor, Ellar   More
 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Return Of The Mac: Sex Tape Reviewed

The black comedy of white people problems.

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Critic's Grade: C+Are Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel the Tracy & Hepburn of our age? This is less a jab at modern-day rom-com pairings—though, y'know, ick—than an appreciation of the difficulties faced when patently unlikable egotists careen heedlessly through others' lives to clean up their own embarrassments. It's one thing to sparkle through contrived circumstances, but in Sex Tape—about ...   More
 
Friday, July 18, 2014 JAY HORTON

A Brony Tale

Pony up.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Toy stores, with their pretty pinks and commanding blues, make clear what we expect of our girls and boys. So when adult men become fans of the cartoon TV series My Little Pony, it’s enough to p   More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 KATHERINE MARRONE

Wish I Was Here

Zach Braff returns from Garden State.


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As Zach Braff’s directorial follow-up to the aggressively feel-good Garden State, Wish I Was Here has been bogged down by twee expectations since it was announced. And indeed, the film is every    More
 
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

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