Category: Film Review

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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The 13 Best Films of 2013

The 13 Best Films of 2013
Like any year, many of these films will stand the test of time, but others will surely fade.  Lists like these are vital to document the importance of cinema for the designated year and highlight the great works we had the pleasure to experience on the big screen. American Hustle Assembling what is probably the... Read more »

Review: Gravity

Review: Gravity
We all know you can’t hear a scream in space, but what’s the point when there isn’t anyone around to hear it anyway? A film that brings all new meaning to “feeling alone in the universe”, Gravity undoubtedly makes for one of the most unique cinematic experiences in the history of the medium.  Meshing genres... Read more »

Review: Don Jon

Review: Don Jon
With its half-naked women, excessive use of slow motion, weak performances and vibrant colors, it only takes a set of eyes to see that a Michael Bay film resembles watching a two-plus hour-long music video.  Sadly and surprisingly, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut contains only slightly more substance than the former.  Not so much a music video, Don... Read more »
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Review: Drinking Buddies

Review: Drinking Buddies
The term (or movement) “mumblecore” may no longer be relevant, but some of the filmmakers who broke onto the scene with that association are making waves in Hollywood.  Most notably are the Duplass brothers, Jay and Mark, who have written and directed 2009’s Cyrus and more recently, Jeff Who Lives at Home (both I would... Read more »

Film Review: Elysium

Film Review: Elysium
A good science fiction film doesn’t come along as much as we’d like it too.  Must be harder to sell (but it beats me as to why), yet this summer season we saw both hit and miss within the genre.  Starting with the excellent Star Trek Into Darkness (Oblivion came out a little too early)... Read more »

Review: Man of Steel

Review: Man of Steel
Like many people, I was looking forward to the latest film installment of the Superman Saga by Zack Snyder; a director who has proved himself in comic book adaptations, one way or another.  Although Marvel is currently leading the way – and box office – with its Avengers franchises, no one can deny the exceptional... 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 »