AFTER LUCIA

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 103 minutes

2013 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! It’s an interesting way to tell a story, but not a very pleasant one to hear…


Posted on May 2, 2013 by

DISCONNECT

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 115 minutes

“Disconnect” makes you want to be a better person both online and IRL…


Posted on April 19, 2013 by

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 141 minutes

Not to sound too much like Stefan, but this movie has everything: A dense script, interesting camera work, a graceful soundtrack, flawless acting, action, violence, romance, some well-timed jokes and a dancing dog…


Posted on April 5, 2013 by

THE WE AND THE I

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 103 minutes

[A] flawed, but still chillingly accurate illustration of that hormonal war that drafts every single one of us on our way to becoming fully realized humans…


Posted on March 22, 2013 by

OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
Running Time: 130 minutes

“Oz the Great and Powerful” is basically a PG version of “Army of Darkness” on mushrooms…


Posted on March 8, 2013 by

SIDE EFFECTS

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 106 minutes

I guess the biggest twist is that the film started out being something I liked and ended up being something I didn’t…


Posted on February 8, 2013 by

WARM BODIES

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 97 minutes

I love the idea of an Emo kid trapped inside the body of an instinct-driven predator. But the story betrays its own originality by eventually succumbing to romantic tropes…


Posted on February 1, 2013 by

GANGSTER SQUAD

3 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 113 minutes

These men wear the uniform of the 40s Supercop. That’s because they are superheroes.


Posted on January 10, 2013 by

PROMISED LAND

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 110 minutes

If you see only one film this year by a handsome actor from Bahston, make it “Argo”…


Posted on December 28, 2012 by

LES MISÉRABLES (2012)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 157 minutes minutes

It’s pretty hard to ignore Hugh Jackman when his tractor-beam eyes are pulling you straight into the abyss of his nostrils…


Posted on December 25, 2012 by

LINCOLN

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 149 minutes

[I]t’s celebratory of our nation without being jingoistic. I wish we could have elected this movie as the next President of the United States of America…


Posted on November 16, 2012 by

PUSHER (2012)

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 89 minutes

Coyle brings ample pathos to his role, making the audience care about Frank more than he deserves…


Posted on October 26, 2012 by

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 101 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! The catharsis oozes off the screen in this unflinching, but affectionate. portrait of a man and his junkie…


Posted on September 8, 2012 by

BACHELORETTE

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 94 minutes

The women of “Bachelorette” turn the story into one long, cruel fat girl joke punctuated by a “just kidding” ending…


Posted on September 7, 2012 by

HIT & RUN

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 100 minutes

It’s so goddamn earnest that even when it’s lame, it’s still a little bit cute. Dax Shepard doesn’t care if you get his references. He just wants the chance to make them…


Posted on August 22, 2012 by

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