The Great Gatsby
Audacious, over-long, and, occasionally dazzling, Baz Luhrmann has
delivered an adaptation that’s imperfect but also pretty darn fascinating...
Iron Man 3
Never intending to reinvent the wheel, this high flying chapter
happily settles for a big splash into the wheelhouse...
What Jackie Robinson achieved, on and off the baseball field, is the stuff of legend.
It deserves to be. This decent, formulaic salute does the job of recounting it,
yet never shows half the ambition of the people it depicts...
To The Wonder
Artistry aside, I do still wonder: for a movie with this much
dancing and twirling, how come it still feels like a ton of bricks?
The Company You Keep
There’s something wonderfully reassuring about seeing Robert Redford back,
directing and starring in a political thriller about the Weather Underground...
The biggest problem with this movie is that Tina Fey didn’t write it...
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Not particularly magical, but thanks to its bevy of
stars, we leave this mess with a smile on our faces...
Jack the Giant Slayer
No, this is not your father’s Jack in the Beanstalk: under Bryan Singer’s
watch, this giant reboot is one definitely for the 21st Century audience...
Once this Gothic thriller stops trying so hard, and lets itsnatural
freakflag fly, this horror becomes quite the entertainment...
A Good Day to Die Hard
A bazillion shots are fired, a gazillion vehicles and buildings are
blown up. Oops: sorry! Did I forget to say “SPOILER ALERT”?
If this is the best we can offer two very fine actors, we’re in trouble.
As an industry and a culture. In other words, Melissa McCarthy
and Jason Bateman deserve a lot better. And so do we...
In his purported farewell to big screen directing, Steven Soderbergh has
delivered a salute to some film masters that’s also pretty darn fun...
Terrific actors, an irresistible story: so how come this pulpy
shoot-em-upnever equals the sum of its oh so snazzy parts?
Expanding on his theme of historical revenge, Quentin Tarentino is at his bloody
best here.To borrow aphrase, this one ‘floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee’..
I feel like one of those reality show judges, sadly grimacing as I deliver the news. Audience
boos me. How could I not like this? After all, everybody’s TRYING SO HARD!!!!
Zero Dark Thirty
Kathryn Bigelow’s stunning look at the capture of Osama Bin Laden is a
tremendous achievement, on many levels. Stark, smart and boy-did-they-get-this-out-fast,
this is a film of urgent and undeniable accomplishment...
The Guilt Trip
Does it give it away where I’m coming from that I “invited” my son to join
me at the screening of this mother/son road comedy? I mean, it was demographic
research. Really. You know me, anything for the sake of my art...
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
The Lord of the Rings trilogy behind him, Peter Jackson has begun
yet another, this time adapting the Tolkien epic, The Hobbit...
Life of Pi
Ang Lee’s mounting of the best selling novel is an awesome
movie event: a loving interpretation of the mystical story as
well as a jaw dropping, how’d-they-do-that visual feat...
Silver Linings Playbook
David O Russell’s movie to love raises the bar
on what has become the traditional rom-com...
Often fascinating and beautiful to look at, Steven Spielberg’s
latest forms an imperfect union of history and storytelling...
Outlandishly ambitious, this sure-footed re-boot isn’t just among the
best of the Bond series, but among the best movies of the year...
It’s almost harder to tell which is more frightening: the remarkable crash scenes
in this thriller or the self-delusion of Denzel Washington’s heroic addict...
For a movie about big ideas, this occasionally entertaining
fantasy sure gets bogged down in the small stuff...
Ben Affleck’s very dramatic, funny, and even timely period
thriller just may the most wholly satisfying movie of the year...
I’m all for filmmakers reaching out of their comfort zone, but what’s with this
insistent attraction to scummy, sweaty lowlifes? Does allowing your crotch to
be shown in an unflattering position make you A Serious Artist?
I knew this was my kind of sci-fi movie when, after spending a bit of time establishing the
“rules”for this conceptual thriller, Bruce Willis yells at Joseph Gordon Levitt, insisting that
they stop talking about how time travel works and just get down to the business at hand...
Trouble With the Curve
As comfy as an old shoe, this one does nicely enough
but could have used a few curve balls of its own...
The buzz words alone: Scientology, Hoffman, Phoenix, Anderson,
made even the anticipation for this film compelling...
Nicholas Jarecki’s screenplay may remind you of one of those paperback thrillers
people devour, but his savvy direction and Richard Gere’s best performance in
years make the movie as a whole wonderfully satisfying entertainment...
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifanakis’s political satire may not
deliver a profound punch but it’s no sucker, either...
The Bourne Legacy
“How doesn’t really matter, does it?” yells Ed Norton, about half way through this muddled
spinoff. I was so relieved, no longer having to sweat the small stuff, like plot...
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