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

THE DROP

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 107 minutes

After a hum-drum year of wannabe crime thrillers (and movies in general), it’s nice to see something elevated above the norm…


Posted on September 12, 2014 by

COHERENCE

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

James Ward Byrkit rocks the metaphysical world with his mind-bending look at duality as told like a camp fire horror story….


Posted on June 30, 2014 by

MI HUA GAO (OR THE CHINESE RICE KRISPIES SQUARE)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 5 minutes

Flatten, slice (nice and big!), and humbly serve. Add in a ‘yum’ for good measure….


Posted on June 29, 2014 by

THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 73 minutes

The only problem I had with “The Search for General Tso,” and it’s something many of us experience eating Chinese-American food, was that an hour after watching it I was hungry to view it again…


Posted on June 28, 2014 by

HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 95 minutes

In the end, like Holbrook’s enchanting rhythms on stage, “Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey” expertly catches the mesmerizing beats of a man who continues to share his life—in the guise of one of America’s greatest humorists—with his adoring public….


Posted on June 28, 2014 by

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