Last Days: Movie Review

Movie Reviews & Stories
Why it’s Portlandy: The Seattle setting is to Portland as Michael Pitt’s downward spiraling rocker Blake is to Kurt Cobain. There’s an aura of the iconic Pacific Northwest, but we’d rather   More
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 WW Staff

Slow West

The Old West, with a Scotsman’s twist.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Slow West feels like propaganda made to discourage anyone from time-traveling back to the Old West. At one point, a man gets shot in the chest. As he falls, a stray bullet hits a salt jar on a    More
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ALEX FALCONE

Adult Beginners

Kroll’s failed entrepreneur needs a kickstart.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Nick Kroll has the kind of face that used to be called punchable: calcified smirk, dazed glare, sallow cheeks—his upcoming roles, Douche and Professor Poopypants, define the type. Given his    More
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 JAY HORTON

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

“This is a true story.”

Movie Reviews & Stories
Countless films are influenced by the Coen Brothers, but few announce it outright like this one from another pair of filmmaking brothers, David and Nathan Zellner, whose Kumiko, the Treasure Hun   More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE

Movie Review: Merchants of Doubt

Spin masters warp “boring” science to make bank.

Movie Reviews & Stories
A month ago, posted an op-ed about a potential vape ban in bars. “This isn’t about protecting people,” it said, “it’s about controlling them” and “empirical research   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

The Walking Dread: Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

Terror lurks in the background in It Follows.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Horror fans can’t help being numb to the barrage of jump scares, fake-outs and in-your-face gore that dominates the genre. Hell, it’s been the bane of horror for decades, with slashers cedin   More
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 AP KRYZA

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Killing people for being different is not good.

Movie Reviews & Stories
The Divergent Series: Insurgent is essentially a dumb action movie, except with the traditional gender roles reversed. The hero is a woman. The villain is a woman. The ever-supportive eye cand   More
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Wild Tales: Movie Review

Revenge served piping hot.

Movie Reviews & Stories
A model walks onto a plane. A music critic seated across the aisle starts talking to her. It turns out he wrote a scathing review of music written by her ex-boyfriend. It turns out her ex-boyf   More
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

1971: Movie Review

Investigating the FBI.

Movie Reviews & Stories
On March 8, 1971, the night that Joe Frazier fought Muhammad Ali in the Fight of the Century, a group of activists broke into an FBI office in Media, Pa. They found documents proving the FBI a   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 JOHN LOCANTHI

Mr. Cronenberg Goes to Hollywood

The Videodrome director turns his eye to toxic celebrity culture in Maps to the Stars.

Movie Reviews & Stories
David Cronenberg has always been fixated on bodies. He fused them to television screens in Videodrome, crafted the finest head-explosion scenes of all time in Scanners, and charted every gruesome st   More
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 MICHAEL NORDINE


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