All posts tagged "film reviews"

  • 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...