STILL ALICE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2015
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 101 minutes

The predictable frustrations continue and escalate. The tears flow. Ilan Eshkeri’s score, flush with mournful violins and sad pianos, brings on a loneliness as well. The hankies in the audience come out…


Posted on January 22, 2015 by

STILL LIFE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2015
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

“Still Life” offers up much bittersweet comfort and joy as it reaches a most unexpected close…..


Posted on January 17, 2015 by

PREDESTINATION

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2015
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 97 minutes

An ambitious, slow-to-reveal, and overly meditative failure…


Posted on January 11, 2015 by

SELMA

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 127 minutes

“Selma,” the latest in a long string of strong biopics out over the last year, deserves your undivided attention….


Posted on January 7, 2015 by

THE BRASS TEAPOT

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 101 minutes

I’m left wondering: Doesn’t a teapot have better things to do than force its demonic will on others, including an innocent, naive couple? Actually, I’m not wondering about that at all. I prefer coffee.


Posted on December 28, 2014 by

INTO THE WOODS

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 125 minutes

“Into the Woods” is one astonishing drink…


Posted on December 25, 2014 by

THE IMITATION GAME

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 114 minutes

It’s a lovely year end present. Near perfect, and damn entertaining with moments of thrills, triumph, and sadness…


Posted on December 13, 2014 by

MAMALIGA BLUES

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 55 minutes

The nice thing about the film is the wealth of family memorabilia that Cassio sprinkles throughout. Photographs. Postcards. Talking heads with his extended Brazilian branch; lots of stories…


Posted on November 9, 2014 by

HOUSEBOUND

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 111 minutes

“Housebound” is terrifyingly funny. If it’s playing at a theatre near you (it’s already on VOD), it’s worth a ticket to share the communal terror and laughter…


Posted on November 1, 2014 by

CITIZENFOUR

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 114 minutes

“Citizenfour” is wintry raw and almost unworldly in its realism. It will kickstart many water cooler conversations. Quite the coming out party…


Posted on October 24, 2014 by

TWO NIGHT STAND

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 86 minutes

“Two Night Stand” takes place between Christmas and New Year’s, but there’s no holiday mirth to cheer about here…


Posted on September 29, 2014 by

MYSTERIES OF THE UNSEEN WORLD

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 39 minutes

As for “Mysteries of the Unseen World,” its a truly amazing slice of life…


Posted on September 28, 2014 by

NOT COOL

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

Brazen, shameless, romantic, and broadly funny. With good music. “Not Cool” is way cool…


Posted on September 26, 2014 by

HOLLIDAYSBURG

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 87 minutes

The hormones run hot in Pennsylvania. The weather, cold. The talk is constant. The marijuana plentiful. The action minimal…


Posted on September 25, 2014 by

THE MAZE RUNNER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 113 minutes

I smell popcorn. I smell franchise.


Posted on September 19, 2014 by

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