Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Multiple Reviews)

Michael Ward’s Review (***) Crazy, Stupid, Love. is as wonderfully entertaining a film as it is frustrating. There are moments that grab your heart in...

Super 8 (Multiple Reviews)

Joey Magidson’s Review (***½) Super 8 is a real throwback of a summer movie.  If I didn’t know better, I would have thought for...

Midnight in Paris (Multiple Reviews)

Joey Magidson’s Review (***½) When dealing with a legendary director’s newest film, it’s always dangerous to compare the work to their classics.  One walks a...

The High Cost of Living (***)

A well-acted melodrama that rises above its (mostly) derivative premise and inexperienced filmmaker, The High Cost of Living showcases Zach Braff in a very...

Sympathy for Delicious (***½)

Mark Ruffalo makes an impressive debut as a director in the very original and fantastical parable Sympathy for Delicious.  Working off of a fearless...

Meek’s Cutoff (***)

A very well acted and intense tale of survival and manages to (mostly) circumvent its incredibly slow pacing, Meek’s Cutoff is at once both...

The People vs. George Lucas (**½)

A documentary that never quite manages to make itself more worthwhile than just as a gimmick, The People vs. George Lucas amounts to little...

The Beaver (****)

Regardless of what you think of Mel Gibson and his personal issues, there’s only one thing to be said about his performance in Jodie...

A Serbian Film (*)

I really don’t know what to make of A Serbian Film.  It may be the first film that I truly consider to be “torture...

Everything Must Go (***)

Will Ferrell gives his best performance to date in the small dramedy Everything Must Go, and it’s clear that he’s the best thing about...

Daydream Nation (***)

Buoyed by the best performance in the young career of Kat Dennings, Daydream Nation is an offbeat romantic drama that really wants to be...

Kaboom! (***)

Filmmaker Gregg Araki is an acquired taste, to say the least.  He’s made some interesting films, but aside from Mysterious Skin, I don’t think...

Happythankyoumoreplease (***)

Very much your standard indie romantic dramedy (aching to be a Woody Allen type film), Happythankyoumoreplease is a cut above its cinematic cousins due...

Beginners (***½)

Beginners is an absolutely lovely little film.  Though ultimately not as delightful as something like Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris, this is still one...

Priest (**½)

An action-horror hybrid that’s not nearly as bad as it could have been (but still far too clichéd to be anything too worthwhile), Priest...

Hesher (**½)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives a completely gonzo and borderline brilliant performance in the oddity that is Hesher, but sadly the offbeat indie doesn’t have a...

The Adjustment Bureau (Multiple Reviews)

Joey Magidson’s Review (***½) Despite marketing that would lead you to believe otherwise, The Adjustment Bureau is a romantic fairy tale.  Yes, there are sci-fi...

No Strings Attached (***)

Legendary director Ivan Reitman has made some comedy classics, including Meatballs, Stripes, and Ghostbusters (hell, I even liked Ghostbusters II) during his career.  His...

Every Day (**½)

I’m not exactly sure what the point of the dramedy Every Day is, since it seems to be about absolutely nothing.  Sure, it’s supposed...

Take Me Home Tonight (**½)

A love letter to the comedies of the 1980’s, Take Me Home Tonight isn’t quite sure if it also wants to be a parody...

Paul (***)

The funniest movie of 2011 so far, Paul is an extraterrestrial/road trip comedy that knows how to tickle the funny bone.  It’s not exactly...

Just Go with It (**)

Writing up a review of Adam Sandler’s new film Just Go with It is a bit of a challenge for me, since as a...

Unknown (**)

This film wants to be a Hitchcock movie so bad it almost hurts.  Unknown is a mystery thriller that is too ridiculous for its...

Elektra Luxx (**½)

A strange little film with a good heart, Elektra Luxx is the sequel to the equally flawed Women in Trouble.  Focusing on a character...

Win Win (***)

A good movie that never quite elevates itself up into the upper echelons that it obviously wants to reside in, Win Win is a...

Cedar Rapids (***)

A good natured comedy that wants to be the naïve little cousin to The Hangover pretty badly, Cedar Rapids succeeds largely based on its...

Super (***)

Although never quite sure of its true identity (go figure, right?), Super is a very entertaining action-comedy that is only guilty of perhaps being...

Insidious (***)

One of the scariest films I’ve seen in quite some time, Insidious is the perfect horror movie for just over an hour.  The last...

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (**½)

Six years ago, Werner Herzog released arguably the greatest documentary of the 21st Century (so far), Grizzly Man.  Using Timothy Treadwell’s tragic story as...