Tag: film review

“Birdman” glides effortlessly with wonderful performances and unique approach

“Birdman” glides effortlessly with wonderful performances and unique approach

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

By harnessing this rawness and finding a way to combine the advantages and rawness of theatre in a cinematic medium, “Birdman” provides a very realistic and unforgiving outlook on human nature that will stick with audiences until well after the credits fade.

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Renner shines in political thriller ‘Kill the Messenger’

Renner shines in political thriller ‘Kill the Messenger’

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Kill the Messenger” won’t necessitate a trip to the theater anytime soon but fans of political or journalistic dramas or thrillers will be mostly pleased after spending an evening with this film.

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Unsaintly ‘St. Vincent’ will make you laugh & cry

Unsaintly ‘St. Vincent’ will make you laugh & cry

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever heard one of those viral Internet stories about Bill Murray crashing some friend’s party or just being an all-around awesome dude, you might already be thinking of the timeless actor as a bit of a saint. However, in “St. Vincent,” Bill Murray’s character is probably the furthest thing you can imagine from a saint.

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‘Men, Women & Children’ connects in a world of disconnectedness

‘Men, Women & Children’ connects in a world of disconnectedness

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

While “The Social Network” proved to feature plenty of analog human interaction, the joke of a film that fringed on that social barrenness was left dangling as a concept. Director Jason Reitman pleasurably plucks the idea and crafts a wonderful, sobering and thought provoking ensemble piece analyzing how social media and modern technology affects human relationships for both the better and worse.

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‘The Judge’ delivers strong performances amidst a delightful, but cliché-ridden story

‘The Judge’ delivers strong performances amidst a delightful, but cliché-ridden story

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately the film forgot the golden rule that while a poor cast and crew can ruin a good script, not even a great one can do much to elevate a mediocre script.

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‘Tusk’ squanders promising concept with inconsistent execution

‘Tusk’ squanders promising concept with inconsistent execution

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” is the epitome of an amusing joke that goes on for too long. Worse than that, it’s the sort of joke that doesn’t know what sort of gag it wants to be.

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Michael Bay reinvents ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ but can it meet expectations?

Michael Bay reinvents ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ but can it meet expectations?

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” Michael Bay faces a challenge that George Lucas is ever to familiar with. Replacing costumes and puppetry with animation.

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‘Get On Up’ magnificently captures the charisma of James Brown

‘Get On Up’ magnificently captures the charisma of James Brown

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

With a cast including Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Akroyd and Viola Davis, Taylor uses both young acting talent and more seasoned veterans to help craft a story around James Brown’s thoroughly interesting life.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: an entertaining and smart expansion to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’: an entertaining and smart expansion to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe

| August 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Guardians of the Galaxy’ is a giant step for Marvel. After spending nine films focusing on Earth, the studio leaves the blue and green planet behind and gives audiences a tour of the stories and characters that exist beyond our planet’s reach. And it is all very weird, smart and wonderful.

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‘Obvious Child’ pulls out genuine laughs, tugs at heartstrings

‘Obvious Child’ pulls out genuine laughs, tugs at heartstrings

| June 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Obvious Child” is the most fun you are likely to have this close to an abortion, and that’s a promise.

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