All posts tagged "film reviews"

  • Comic Con: The Maze Runner (★★★)

    There probably won’t be a film to hit in September that will be more entertaining than The Maze Runner. The film, which screened for fans,...

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (★★★½)

    Very few sequels outdo their predecessors.  Some will credit Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather Part II as the greatest sequel of all-time while I find...

  • La Bare (★★★)

    It’s no surprise that when actors do research for a role, that it can take on a life of its own. They are a part...

  • Comet (★★★½)

    LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL: Much like the comets and shooting stars that Del and Kimberly are waiting to see, Comet is a film you have...

  • My Name is Salt (★★★)

    LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL 2014: Thoroughly composed and crafted there are going to be few documentaries are gorgeously made as My Name is Salt, the...

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2 (★★★)

    When I managed to catch the first How to Train Your Dragon film on television I did so with a little bit of nonchalance. I...

  • 100 Days (★★★)

    Produced by Stacy Fan (Wen-Si) and Weiko Lin (Wei-Ke), ‘100 Days‘ (TUC) was written by Megi Hsu, in collaboration with Weiko Lin, and directed by...

  • The Monuments Men (★★½)

    Well now, I certainly can see now why this movie was bumped from the 2013 awards season. George Clooney‘s The Monuments Men isn’t a bad...

  • Unhung Hero (★★★)

    Alternately hilarious and informative, Unhung Hero chronicles one man’s journey to come to grips with his issues with his penis size. A self-proclaimed cockumentary, this...

  • The Wolverine: Unleashed Extended Edition (★★★)

    The Wolverine: Unleashed Extended Edition, arriving on Blu-Ray tomorrow screened in front of critics two weeks ago and I happened to be attendance to catch...

  • Frozen (★★★★)

    When one hears about a new Disney princess film, many happy memories come to mind as well as many questions. Will it be too heavy...

  • AFI Fest: Tom at the Farm (★★½)

    In the few Xavier Dolan films I’ve had the chance to witness, he’s often his own worst enemy. AFI Fest selection Tom at the Farm,...

  • AFI Fest: Lone Survivor (★★★½)

    Chosen as one of the AFI gala screenings, Lone Survivor certainly had some high expectations based on the subject matter, cast, and filmmaking team. Luckily...

  • AFI Fest: August: Osage County (★★★)

    Bruisingly funny and incredibly engaging, August: Osage County is a film that entertains from start to finish. Sure there are a few missteps along the...

  • Don Jon (★★)

    Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt‘s directorial debut, certainly means well. However just because a film means well doesn’t mean that it’s guaranteed to be a good...

  • The Muslims are Coming! (★★)

    We are told as youngsters that laughter is the best medicine. With that in mind a group of Muslim-American comedians set out to cure the...

  • Dallas Buyers Club (★★★)

    In the front lines of transforming your physical appearance for the sake of the art, critics and audiences respond with gasps and eye-bulging at the...

  • A Teacher (★★½)

    From Oscilloscope Laboratories comes a romantically eerie tale about a troubled high school English teacher named Diana Watts and her teen-aged student, Eric Tull. As...

  • Dark Tourist (★★)

    The inherent darkness that humans possess is a topic that’s explored in depth in Dark Tourist, a film starring Michael Cudlitz as Jim, a grief...

  • The Grandmaster (★★★)

    Director Wong Kar Wai, notorious for his abstract narratives and expressive aesthetic, presents his most mainstream effort yet with The Grandmaster. The story of the...

  • Lee Daniels’ The Butler (★★★½)

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler is an easy film to appreciate on face value with its wonderful performances, strong production values, and creative team. However, it...

  • I Am (**)

    *S.M. Entertainment was founded by Lee Soo-Man and originally the ‘S.M.’ stood for his name, but now stands for ‘Success Museum’, according to Wikipedia. Much like...

  • 2013 LAFF: When I Saw You (2012) (***)

    One of the films that redeemed this film festival for me is ‘When I Saw You (2012)‘, written and directed by Annemarie Jacir. This film...

  • 2013 LAFF: Winter In The Blood (**½)

    ‘Winter In The Blood‘, directed by Alex and Andrew J. Smith, is a film is about a confused Native American searching for his future while...

  • The Wall (**)

    Set in the rural lands of Germany, ‘The Wall‘ (MBox), also known as ‘Die Wand‘ is about a woman who fights to survive when an...