Month: July 2013

Blue Jasmine

Coming up with a story for a movie every year for nearly forty-five years is enough to tax even the most gifted idea man, so it’s no wonder Woody Allen has borrowed some from timeRead Full Review

The Act of Killing

Every once in a while, it’s nice to get a reminder how lucky we are to be part of Western democracies, where we’re governed by institutions that allow for freedom of speech and the freedomRead Full Review

Only God Forgives

Nicolas Winding Refn’s follow-up to 2011’s Drive is stuffed with more violence, more neon, more flying limbs and more ruckus. Every year at the Cannes Film Festival, there’s a big name film that’s served up on aRead Full Review

The Hunt

I’m not sure any group of people are better at making uncomfortable films than the Danish. Led by Lars von Trier, their films generally explore topics that most people would rather just believe don’t exist.Read Full Review

Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station is the kind of movie made if you want to be outraged in a post-George Zimmerman world. With the controversial “not guilty” verdict coming down just a day after Fruitvale‘s premiere, the cynic inside ofRead Full Review

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim is about as good as I’d figured it would be (not very) and as dumb as I’d hoped it would be (epically). It’s completely aware of what it has to do as a movie,Read Full Review

The Way, Way Back

I think we’ve all been part of a terrible vacation – they always seem to happen at some beach house, the heat adding to the discomfort – surrounded by people you don’t want to beRead Full Review