Posts in category "Film Review"

Review: The Theory of Everything

Review: The Theory of Everything
Marketed as the love story of Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde, The Theory of Everything is just that, a love story.  Starting from the day the two meet, we follow the couple through the ups and downs of their beautiful, yet complicated relationship of thirty years.  Based on a memoir by Jane Wilde herself, the... Read more »

Review: Tusk

Review: Tusk
Movie adaptations have ranged everywhere from comic books and short stories to 80s television shows and journal articles, but never have we seen (nor should we have seen coming) a horror movie based on a podcast. But a little over a year ago writer/director Kevin Smith and producer and co-host Scott Mosier sat down and... Read more »

Review: Happy Christmas

Review: Happy Christmas
Well, the season has finally changed and of course we know what that means – another Joe Swanberg film is due. One of the hardest working filmmakers in the indie scene, Swanberg has been delivering quality films since his debut, Kissing on the Mouth, in 2005. But it was last year, with the acclaimed Drinking... Read more »
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Review: The Rover

Review: The Rover
“AUSTRALIA. TEN YEARS AFTER THE COLLAPSE.” opens The Rover, although it takes only minutes to put this together for ourselves. While not set in the same world as Mad Max by any means, the film manages to capture a hauntingly real world where economies and governments have failed, turning ordinary people into criminals and killers.... Read more »

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Spidey is back in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, a sequel to the 2012 reboot staring Andrew Garfield as the web-swinging hero. He seems to really be getting the hang of things, stepping in to help the police and tossing witty comments and insults to the bad guys, all while attempting to tip his public image... Read more »

Review: Transcendence

Review: Transcendence
Working as the cinematographer for Christopher Nolan on all his major films, Wally Pfister has managed to assemble quite the resume. Together, they have developed a certain cinematic style and built up reputations for themselves with audiences and the box office. So it is no wonder that all this success has lead to Pfister securing... Read more »
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Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier
What I thought made Captain America: The First Avenger so good was that it took the modern superhero trend and styled itself around a World War II film from the 1950’s. They kept to the genre-bending with our hero’s new installment, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, but this time using an action-spy thriller as it’s... Read more »

Review: Noah

Review: Noah
Giving the go-ahead for a $120 million Biblical based epic wasn’t necessarily a risky move on Hollywood’s part, but giving it to American auteur and indie director, Darren Aronofsky, certainly was. In the past, audiences have flocked to the big screen – small screen too – for stories from the Bible. The story of Noah,... Read more »

Review: RoboCop

Review: RoboCop
First of all, I’d like to note that this film, upon its announcement, is likely the most undesired reboot among my companions. The original RoboCop (’87) is a cult-classic, and deservedly so, with its dystopian themes, ultra-violence and iconic images and dialogue. So why reboot what is already perfect to so many? Well, because RoboCop is... Read more »
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Review: The Monuments Men

Review: The Monuments Men
Critics and audiences applauded 2011′s The Artist for its homage to the early days of cinema. What made the film so engrossing was not only its story about the transition from the silent era to talkies, but its adoration and commitment to honoring the look and feel of the time. While there’s certainly other examples... Read more »