Theatrical Reviews

by / on December 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: TOP FIVE

Towards the end of Chris Rock’s newest comedy, Top Five, there’s a scene where the alcoholic, dejected protagonist, Andre Allen (Rock) is lured to a comedy club in the hopes of rediscovering his mojo. The scene works perfectly – it’s […]

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by / on November 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: ALL RELATIVE

If you like Pina Coladas, and gettin’ caught in the rain… I’m guessing most of you are familiar with those famous lyrics from Rupert Holmes’ song Escape a.k.a. The Pina Colada Song? I mention this little tune because, aside from […]

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by / on November 7, 2014 at 10:26 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: INTERSTELLAR

Dust and tears. If you were going to attempt to consolidate Christopher Nolan’s brand new two hour and forty-nine minute sci-fi epic Interstellar into three words, those three words would be “dust and tears.” In addition to the film containing […]

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by / on October 31, 2014 at 11:54 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: NIGHTCRAWLER

Dark, angry, and cynical, Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut, Nightcrawler, is a nasty, bitter pill to swallow – an effective look at the ugly side of humanity that doubles as a modern meditation on what has become of The American Dream. […]

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by / on October 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: JOHN WICK

In 1970, French director John-Pierre Melville released the crime masterpiece Le Cercle Rouge (The Red Circle), a heist film that, in typical French tradition, is more concerned with philosophical ideas of fate, death, and morality than it is in giving […]

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by / on October 17, 2014 at 10:37 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: FURY

“Ideals are peaceful, history is violent” – a line uttered by Brad Pitt’s “Wardaddy” somewhere in the middle third of writer-director David Ayer’s new WWII film Fury – both concisely sums up the movie’s theme, and is one of those […]

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by / on October 3, 2014 at 9:33 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: GONE GIRL

(Note: This review contains spoilers. This movie is virtually impossible to talk about without revealing them. You probably shouldn’t read this unless you’ve either read the book or already seen the movie.) In 1950 the great Akira Kurosawa’s 11th film, […]

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by / on September 26, 2014 at 11:26 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: THE EQUALIZER

    Sometimes Superman wears a cape with a big, red “S” emblazoned on his chest, sometimes he disguises himself as journalist Clark Kent who works for the Daily Planet, and sometimes he shows up unexpectedly in modern actions movies […]

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by / on September 19, 2014 at 10:27 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

A Walk Among the Tombstones, the second movie from writer/director Scott Frank (The Lookout being the first), stars Liam Neeson as a recovering alcoholic/former detective turned unlicensed private eye who makes ends meet by “doing favors” for friends. The film […]

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by / on August 15, 2014 at 12:02 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: BREASTMILK

A couple disclaimers before I dive into what will most assuredly be the review that gets me in more trouble than any other since I’ve been writing for this site: 1) I am not capable of birthing a child. 2) […]

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