All posts tagged "film review"

  • Film Review: 10.000 Km (★★★★)

    BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: Ready for some bold words? If 10.000Km remains my favorite film of the London Film Festival I will be 100% satisfied....

  • Film Review: Gone Girl (★★★½)

    NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Calculated, meticulous, and completely engaging, David Fincher tackles one of his freshest and stylish films of his career with the adaptation...

  • Film Review: Map to the Stars (★★★½)

    NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL: Probably the weirdest monster you’ll come across this year, David Cronenberg‘s Map to the Stars is an odd animal full of...

  • Film Review: The Duke of Burgundy (★★½)

    BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL: My first stop at the London Film Festival. Coming hot off the heels off ecstatic buzz from a minority at the...

  • Film Review: Cantinflas (★★) – Mexico’s Oscar Submission

    The biopic is a genre that has come under much scrutiny from cinephiles over the years. For some, it’s cherished for its reliably inspiring design....

  • TIFF 2014 Review: A Little Chaos (★)

    TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL: Set during the early-ish days of the French Old Regime, Alan Rickman’s A Little Chaos is about a female “builder” (gardener, garden...

  • Film Review: To Kill a Man (★★★)

    We all have a breaking point. For some, it could come from merely an insult. For others, it takes years of injustice. In a civilized...

  • Film Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (★★★½)

    EDITOR FILM REVIEW: Cinema is an ever evolving art form.  The medium is pushed constantly, often within its own limitations and once in a while,...

  • Film Review: Memphis (★★★)

    If the city of Memphis is synonymous with anything, it’s for being the original hub of the founders of influential music genres, in particular soul,...

  • Film Review: The Imitation Game (★★★★)

    EDITOR FILM REVIEW: It took a little over 24 hours before I weighed in on my official thoughts on Morten Tyldum‘s The Imitation Game from The Weinstein Company.  My initial reaction...

  • Film Review: The Theory of Everything (★★★½)

    EDITOR FILM REVIEW: Encompassing all the best parts of films like A Beautiful Mind by Ron Howard but creating its own signature and style to...

  • TIFF 2014 Film Review: The Judge (★)

    Following the TIFF tradition of mixed to disappointing opening night films (The Fifth Estate, Looper, From the Sky Down), David Dobkin’s The Judge is a...

  • Free To Play (★★★½)

      Video game producer Valve Corporation’s Free To Play is an essential film for documentary lovers and video game enthusiasts. At a light 75 minute...

  • Art and Craft (★★½)

    "Art and Craft" and its subject, Mark Landis, nail the speak softly part, but the big stick fails to materialize in this pleasant but inconsequential...

  • The Two Faces of January (★★★)

    Ambitious, gorgeous, even brave at times, though not always assured, Hossein Amini’s beautiful and cautiously constructed thriller The Two Faces of January is an admirable piece...

  • Ida (★★★)

    After years of working in the British film industry, Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski returned to his homeland to direct the post-World War II drama Ida....

  • Jamie Marks is Dead (★★½)

      Jamie Marks is Dead is a very interesting animal. Being interesting, however, can be both a good thing and a bad thing.  Indeed, this...

  • The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (★★★★)

      On January 11th 2013 Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist who was facing a maximum of 50 years jail time and $1 million fine for...

  • If I Stay (★★★)

    Too often adaptations of young adult (YA) novels are shallow, adult recollections of what they presume is going on with the youth of today, desperately trying to...

  • The Trip to Italy (★★★½)

    It’s entirely possible that Michael Winterbottom’s The Trip to Italy is the most gorgeous looking comedy to ever exist. With stellar shots of the various...

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (★)

    I was raised with a cousin and brother who loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as much as the turtles loved pizza. I knew they were “heroes...

  • Into the Storm (★★)

    “So bad they’re good” movies carry their own cache of notoriety and acceptance. But it’s not like these movies automatically garner a theatrical release, right?...

  • Get On Up (★½)

    “The hardest working man in show business;” “The Godfather of Soul;” “Mr. James Brown.” If I wasn’t already aware of these monikers, director Tate Taylor...

  • Guardians of the Galaxy (★★★½)

    James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy is the best Marvel movie yet.  I challenge anyone who would place Iron Man or The Avengers over this action-packed and...

  • A Most Wanted Man (★★★½)

    The final moments of Anton Corbijn‘s latest film A Most Wanted Man are both gratifying and poetic.  Starring an impeccable cast that includes the late...