Film Review: Spotlight (★★★★)

Seconds after the credits for Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight” roll, an overwhelming feeling of changing your career takes over.  Is film criticism really where I belong?  What important, life-changing story am I not writing about?  Truth is, quite a bit of classic films give off that same feeling.  “Rocky” made a bunch of our fathers and […]


Venice 2015: Instant reactions to ‘Spotlight’

After the less than positive reception (and that’s putting it incredibly delicately) that Tom McCarthy was given with his last film The Cobbler, it might have been fair to wonder if the love affair that critics had with the filmmaker was over. In some ways, his new movie Spotlight, which just debuted today at the […]


Watch the First Trailer for ‘Spotlight’ with Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, and Rachel McAdams

The TRAILER for Open Road Films upcoming movie, SPOTLIGHT, has just been released! Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schrieber, Brian D’Arcy James, Stanley Tucci and Billy Crudup, SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the […]


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 architect, landscape-gardener?) who gets hired by the royal gardener to build a stone outdoor ballroom of sorts at an in-process Versailles. The film re-teams Kate Winslet and Alan Rickman (be […]

Oscar Predictions

OSCARS or NOT: Top 50 Films You Need to See for the Fall

This week we have the official kick off to awards season with the Telluride Film Festival starting for critics everywhere.  Films will be “secretly” screened, buzz will reach a fever pitch for certain films, and some films will fall on their face.  It’s the nature of the game.  The entire staff of has put […]


Transformers: Age of Extinction (★½)

How dare you Michael Bay?  How dare you?   I uttered that exact question to a passing critic upon walking out of the latest screening of Michael Bay‘s Transformers: Age of Extinction.  He shook his head in dismay.  The director, who has made his mark on films like Pearl Harbor and The Island, has hit […]


New Trailer and Poster for ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’

20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have just released a brand new adventure-filled TRAILER for their upcoming film, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN. Starring Ty Burrell and Max Charles, MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN hits theaters everywhere on March 7th, 2014!   MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN Time Travel Adventure Comedy Release: March 7, 2014, in 3D Director: Rob Minkoff Producers: Alex Schwartz […]

The Wind Rises

English-Language Voice Cast Revealed for ‘The Wind Rises’

Read the Press Release: BURBANK, Calif. (December 17, 2013) – An A-list roster of voice talent has been assembled for the English-language version of Studio Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises,” which opens in select North American theaters on Feb. 21, 2014, expanding wide on Feb. 28, 2014. The film marks director Hayao Miyazaki’s final feature, as the […]


Some Velvet Morning (★★★)

Ladies and gentlemen, Neil LaBute is back. Some Velvet Morning is a dark, grim, chamber piece melodrama with some black comedy elements that has almost all of the hallmarks of the work that LaBute made a name for himself with. Now, whether or not that’s a good thing depends on who you are, but for […]


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (★★★)

An almost all around improvement on the already solid film that The Hunger Games was, Catching Fire (or officially The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) is a very well made and enjoyable flick that only has a few things standing between it and being an all around great movie. I never thought I’d say this, but […]