A work of art that impresses as a competent example of minimalistic storytelling, yet still feels too cold and distant from the audience to be appreciated on a deeper level.
by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago15 Comments
A.C.O.D. is an entertaining but uneven story that is elevated by worthy performances from nearly everyone involved.
by Ben Kendrick | 2 years agoNo Comments
The Fifth Estate is best suited as exploratory viewing for anyone looking to get a crash-course overview on what all the WikiLeaks fuss was about.
by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago16 Comments
It’s a respectable adaptation that most moviegoers (young and old) will be able to appreciate, but also the kind that you suspect will leave junior high/high school students bored.
by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago7 Comments
Moviegoers looking for a moody political drama will find Closed Circuit provides some engaging character beats and interesting (albeit not exceptionally deep) thoughts on government oversight.
by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago5 Comments
There’s enough innovation and enthusiasm for the horror genre present in You’re Next to make it worth recommending to gore-hounds and hardcore horror lovers.
by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago26 Comments
The final movie result is part lackluster biopic, part ham-fisted (and somewhat misguided) historical allegory, despite the noble intentions of the cast and filmmakers involved.
by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago40 Comments
Elysium is a disappointment when viewed as a follow up to District 9.
by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago233 Comments
Europa Report does manage to present a pretty good indie movie experience – one that pulls off some grand designs pretty effectively, using practical (read: budgeted) techniques.
by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago24 Comments
Unless your kids are really invested in seeing a snail zoom around on the big screen (in 3D), you’re fine waiting to save this movie as a future rental option.
by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago9 Comments
The Way, Way Back is a decent directorial debut for Faxon and Rash, but amounts to little more than a run-of-the-mill addition to the coming-of-age genre.
by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago6 Comments
This film is no doubt destined for long life as a cult-classic viewing experience, but whether or not you need to rush to the theaters to see it depends entirely on your tastes.
by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago23 Comments
Big Wedding is a fluffy, yet memorable, romantic dramedy (though, it’s heavier on the comedy) about love in all its various forms.
by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago19 Comments
It’s not a bad film, but not a particularly captivating effort either – resulting in a convoluted and flat adaptation that only tells the story of the Sun Gym Gang without adding meaningful insight.
by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago44 Comments
Unless you’re a die-hard fan of the filmmaker, you’re fine waiting until this one is available to rent for home viewing.
Not necessarily a must-see in the theater, but definitely a solid rental for those looking for a solid thriller.
by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago15 Comments
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a generic comedy effort with a few charming scenes – but is very short on memorable enchantment.
by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago23 Comments
Lucas and Moore’s Hangover for the college crowd won’t go down as generation-defining (a la Superbad and American Pie), but its target demographic should find something to laugh at.
by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago10 Comments
A strong rental or matinee experience; questionable call for that prime time or late-night theatrical fright flick thrill.
by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago17 Comments
Parker just doesn’t reach the comfortable middle ground between satisfying action junkies looking for exhilarating, witty thrills and satisfying viewers interested in a smart pulpy genre exercise.
by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago24 Comments