Rust and Bone

In which an orca bites off Marion Cotillard’s legs.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Rust and Bone’s soundtrack features Bon Iver, “Love Shack” by the B-52s, and Katy Perry’s “Firework.” Such contrivances are rivaled only by the film’s implausible premise: A driven   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Gangster Squad

Firing wild and missing the mark.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Talk about a misfire. Gangster Squad talks about it a few times. “Don’t aim for where it is,” one character, a quick shot with a Sam Elliott mustache, instructs another after he misses a m   More
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Slashing Out: Texas Chainsaw 3D Reviewed


Movies & Television
Texas Chainsaw 3D didn't screen for critics—never a good sign—but critic Michael Nordine found it just mildly bad. Critic's Grade: CThere isn't that much chainsaw action in Texas Chainsaw 3D. In a way, this is one of the film’s best qualities. In most other regards, though, it functions exactly as you'd expect. Far be it from me to suggest that 3D, needless sequels or remakes lack the ...   More
Friday, January 4, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

Unchained and Unrestrained

Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is certainly cool. But is that enough?

Movie Reviews & Stories
Give Quentin Tarantino this much: He’s got balls. Imagine entering a meeting with a major studio, as a successful white director   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Norman Rockwell, by way of Alfred Hitchcock.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The photographer Gregory Crewdson has been described as “Norman Rockwell meets Norman Bates.” Like Rockwell, Crewdson captures small and ordinary    More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 REBECCA JACOBSON

This Is 40

Potty humor knows no age.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Judd Apatow’s latest undertaking, This Is 40, revisits Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), the churlish yet lovable couple first introduced in Knocked Up. Fording the frigid waters of their   More
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 EMILY JENSEN

Hyde Park on Hudson

The only things to fear are hot dogs and handshakes.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Like so many great romances in history, the affair between Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his cousin began with a timid hand job. At least, that’s how his paramour Daisy (Laura Linney) remembers    More
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 EMILY JENSEN


Dial M for “meh.”

Movie Reviews & Stories
There’s an inherent danger in pulling back the curtain to reveal the puppeteers behind iconic art. It’s even trickier when the man is Alfred Hitchcock, whose reputation as a dry-witted prankst   More
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 AP KRYZA


Sisters and brothers should help each other.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Do not be turned off by the following descriptors: Kickstarter project. Eighty-minute phone conversation. Sibling dynamics. And don’t be too concerned that Buoy’s opening shots of an industria   More
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 SAUNDRA SORENSON


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