Posts tagged "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: 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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Devil's Due

Devil's Due
The filmmaking collective known as Radio Silence made themselves known with one of the better contributions to 2012′s V/H/S, a horror anthology featuring some of the most creative talents in the genre. Devil’s Due marks the group’s first full-length feature, which like their segment on V/H/S, uses the found footage aesthetic to capture the occult.... Read more »
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Review: Behind the Candelabra

Review: Behind the Candelabra
Glitz and glamour galore is how Liberace lived his life. Behind the magnificent candelabra on his grand piano he was a shining star, but behind closed doors he was a lonely aging man who needed to give love as much as he needed to receive it. And for director Steven Soderbergh’s last hurrah, for a... Read more »