Month: November 2013


Stephen Frears is one of the most consistent filmmakers working today, which makes it all the more unsettling that he’s spent his last few movies orchestrating English prestige Oscar bait. When you think that heRead Full Review


Bruce Dern is a seventy-three year old actor who’s spent most of those years working consistently as a Hollywood character actor. He was at the peak of his powers in the 1970’s, with bombastic performancesRead Full Review

The Book Thief

The Book Thief really means well, and the overall nice-ness of the storytelling here makes it hard to really dislike. In it’s purest form, this is really a story built for children, based on Markus Zusak’sRead Full Review

Dallas Buyers Club

It’s hard not to feel like Matthew McConaughey’s recent career resurgence is reaching its crescendo here with Dallas Buyers Club. It’s a striking performance, so captivating and virile. He famously lost 35 pounds, and its aRead Full Review

Blue is the Warmest Color

If certain straight people think that homosexuality is too mainstream, they should go and watch Blue is the Warmest Color. It’s bullish, in-your-face and doesn’t hide it’s romantic entanglements behind narrative structure. It won the prestigiousRead Full Review