Reviews

  • A Five Star Life | Review

    Perks of Using the Star System: Tognazzi’s Tale a Tad Too Familiar Maria Sole Tognazzi, daughter of famed actor/director Ugo Tognazzi, visits the mid-life crisis...

  • Cavalry | Review

    Trials of Faith Without Error; Glesson’s Good Priest Suffers for Sins of the Fathers Two years after The Guard, the most commercially successful Irish film...

  • Magic in the Moonlight | Review

    Hocus Pocus: Allen’s Latest a Re-hash of All-Too-Familiar Themes Returning once more to the world of psychics and magicians to inform his breezy comedic styling,...

  • Le Chef | Review

    Chef Mate: Cohen’s Poke at the Restaurant World Written for Fast Food Mentality Connoisseurs of world food porn will perhaps take keen interest in the...

  • Wish I Was Here | Review

    Anywhere But Here: Braff’s Kickstarter Baby a Painstaking Smog of Forced Emotion It’s hard to believe a decade has passed since actor Zach Braff’s directorial...

  • Fanny | Review

    Fanny Feast: Auteuil’s Underwhelming Trilogy Continues The mid-section of his Pagnol tribute, Fanny promises to give us the female perspective in the crossed lover’s situation...

  • X/Y | 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Review

    Axes of Fulfillment: Williams Explores the Lives of Malcontented Young Adults There’s a certain way to make multiple, intersecting storylines breathe life into a narrative...

  • Life Partners | 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Review

    She’s the One: Fogel’s Debut a Top Tier Examination of Co-Dependent Friendship Borrowing shades of autobiographical instances from their own lives, director Susanna Fogel and...

  • Lyle | 2014 Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival Review

    Devil’s Due: Satan is an Equal Opportunity Baby Snatcher in Thorndike’s Debut Credited as a ‘sinister ode to Rosemary’s Baby’ (though, there probably is no...

  • Boyhood | Review

    About a Boy: Linklater’s Unique Experiment a Mostly Enjoyable Endeavor An experience that is as enhanced by the aura of its experimental nature as it...

  • A Long Way Down | Review

    Lost in Translation: Chaumeil’s English Language Debut a Wretched Operation While his 2010 feature debut, Heartbreaker, which starred Vanessa Paradis and Romain Duris, managed to...

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes | Review

    Monkey Trouble: Reeves Get a Crack at Famed Cinematic Simian Franchise It’s kind of wild to think how much cinematic mileage (now eight films and...

  • Rage | Review

    Cage Against the Machine: Cabezas’ English Debut Labors Through Borrowed Themes Playing like the cheap echo of David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, director Paco...

  • Hal Hartley’s My America | VOD Review

    In a bid to establish a rather intriguing commemorative effort, Baltimore, Maryland theater Center Stage asked fifty celebrated writers to create monologues that answer one...

  • Marius | Review

    You’re Horrible, Marius: Auteuil’s Next Stop on the Pagnol Train At the very least, actor Daniel Auteuil’s return to the director’s seat with the first...

  • Tammy | Review

    Tammy Girl: Falcone’s Debut a Tepid Turkey Rex Reed might have been better served to save his wayward disparagements about the cinematic talents of Melissa...

  • Me and You | Review

    Unhappy Together: Bertolucci’s Muted Return to the Director’s Seat Seemingly against the odds, wheelchair bound Bernardo Bertolucci arrives with his first directorial effort, Me and...

  • 112 Weddings | Review

    We Are Gathered Here Today To Reconsider: Block Delves Into The Meaning of Marriage Via 20 Years of Wedding Videography Over the years, director Doug...

  • They Came Together | Review

    Come Undone: Wain’s Cliché Buster Episodically Funny Every now and then, director David Wain delivers a great film with his certain brand of offbeat humor...

  • Snowpiercer | Review

    Hell Frozen Over: Joon-Ho’s Dystopic Thrill Ride an Arresting Examination of Cold Humanity His first feature film since 2009’s Mother, as well as his English...