All posts tagged "film review"

  • The Pretty One (★★)

    From Schorr Pictures and Provenance Pictures, Zoe Kazan and Jake Johnson star in this romantic comedy about life, love, and the complications of relationships.  ‘The...

  • Labor Day (★★)

    Over the past few years, Academy Award nominee Jason Reitman has shown great promise of what is to be a fine career for the director.  With films like Thank You...

  • American Hustle (★★½)

    The stars seemed aligned for David O. Russell‘s highly anticipated American Hustle in which assembles some of Hollywood’s most sought-after talent that includes Oscar-winners Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence along with Oscar-nominees Amy...

  • Out of the Furnace (★★½)

    There are great things to admire about filmmaker Scott Cooper, who made an admirable breakthrough in 2009 when directed Jeff Bridges to an Oscar win...

  • AFI Fest: The Past (★★★½)

    The past is one of the main characters in Asghar Farhadi‘s new film, The Past (Le passé). Starring Bérénice Bejo, Ali Mosaffa, and Tahar Rahim,...

  • AFI Festival: Little Black Spiders (★★½)

    Teen pregnancy and unwed motherhood is very much a taboo subject in 1978 Belgium when Katje (Line Pillet) arrives at a hospital where girls in...

  • AFI Fest: Child’s Pose (★★★★)

    By the time Child’s Pose ended all I could do was say “Man, that was a great movie.” Throughout the nearly two-hour running time I...

  • AFI Film Fest: Closed Curtain Review (★★★)

    What sounded like a one-man comedy that could have ended up with the same feel as ‘The Wall‘ (2013), Jafar Panahi and Kamboziya Partovi made...

  • Frozen (★★★★)

    Disney has truly outdone themselves this time.  Going back to their roots,  Disney has reinvented their signature storytelling abilities that made them great and the final...

  • AFI Festival: Out of the Furnace (★★★)

    With a cast of this caliber, you wouldn’t expect anything but one of the greatest films of the year. Unfortunately, Out of the Furnace misses...

  • Sake-Bomb (★★)

    Like all great adventures and road trips, this is a journey of self discovery and finding yourself. ‘Sake-Bomb‘ features Gaku Hamada as Naoto and Eugene...

  • AFI Festival: The Wind Rises (★★½)

    Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has made his career with totally unique, and in most cases magical stories. His final directorial outing, “The Wind Rises,” is...

  • Philomena (★★★)

    Stephen Frears has always produced solid cinema in his tenure.  The Queen is much more abstract than it initially seems and there are a large...

  • Charlie Victor Romeo (★★★)

    AFI Film Festival Presented by Audi: There’s a stunning concept at the heart of the powerful new documentary Charlie Victor Romeo, co-directed by Robert Berger,...

  • The Past (★★★½)

    Academy Award nominated screenwriter Asghar Farhadi has proven to be a very skillful storyteller once again with his new film distributed by Sony Pictures Classics called The Past (Le passé), Iran’s official submission for...

  • Blood Brother (★★★)

    The winner of the 2013 Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, not to mention countless other awards internationally and in America, ‘Blood Brother‘ is...

  • Blue is the Warmest Color (★★½)

    Blue is the Warmest Color was a unique film going experience for me, as I’m sure it will be for many filmgoers when they take...

  • Blue is the Warmest Color (★★★½)

    Said early on in the film by a random club goer to the main character, ‘love knows no genders.’ It also knows no language either...