Theatrical Reviews

by / on January 27, 2015 at 11:07 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR

In economics, there’s a theory about the invisible hand: individuals who act in their own self-interest create unintended benefits for society at large. It’s intended as a way to explain how markets are able to survive in spite of cutthroat […]

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by / on January 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: AMERICAN SNIPER

Roger Ebert was fond of saying, “Movies aren’t about what they’re about; they’re about how they’re about them.” It’s a great quote that really gets to the heart of filmmaking – a great filmmaker can elevate a relatively mundane story, […]

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by / on January 9, 2015 at 10:52 am / in Reviews, Theatrical Reviews

NEW RELEASE REVIEW: SELMA

Unless you’ve intentionally sheltered yourself from current events (an increasingly more appealing alternative to following them), it’s impossible not to associate Ava DuVernay’s new film Selma, which receives a nationwide release this week after being in limited release since Christmas, […]

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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

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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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