Celebrating International Women’s Day: Around the World with 50 Great Actresses

Despite what Hollywood may have you believe, actresses have been an integral part of the film industry since the earliest days of the medium. Indeed, many film lovers can trace their cinephilia back to the first time they saw actresses like Mary Pickford, Sophia Loren and Meryl Streep grace the screen. And today, that tradition […]

Oblivion (**½)

Standing all by itself on the movie release calendar, Oblivion has a lot riding on it. For starters, the film predates After Earth, another science fiction film coming out in May 2013, dealing with two people stranded on a post-apocalyptic Earth long after mankind has escaped an uninhabitable home planet. After another steady stream of […]

Weekend Openings: 4/19/2013

Shrouding Earth’s future in mystery, supplying Tom Cruise as the hero, and branding the adventure with a great title are all sure-fire ways to generate box-office buzz for Oblivion.  Tom Cruise’s latest thriller, this of the stylistic sci-fi variety, from TRON: Legacy (2010) director, Joseph Kosinski, pretty much has this weekend at the movies in […]

To the Wonder (*½)

It’s no secret that Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who isn’t for everyone, but up until now it’s always seemed like his movies have at least been for someone. With To the Wonder however, this seems like the type of film he made for him and him alone, resulting in absolutely no enjoyment for the […]

Seven Psychopaths (***½)

Seven Psychopaths is a movie about…well I’m still processing the film and its many interpretations.  On the surface it’s just a black comedy about crazy people acting crazy telling crazy stories. But more than that, Martin McDonagh’s film is an exploration of screenwriting and a bristling take down (send up?) of male dominated action comedies. It’s […]