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

OLD GOATS

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

The most refreshing thing about “Old Goats” is that it treats old people like people…They aren’t delightfully irreverent, busting a rhyme at a wedding reception and matter-of-factly spewing vulgarities to the shock of their juniors…


Posted on August 17, 2012 by

TAKE THIS WALTZ

4.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 116 minutes

Polley’s intimate and complex story often feels like a cinematic revelation…


Posted on July 13, 2012 by

THE DO-DECA-PENTATHLON

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

IN LIMITED RELEASE! Even a sub-par Duplass film is still better than most mainstream comedies…


Posted on July 6, 2012 by

IRA FINKELSTEIN’S CHRISTMAS

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

2012 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! There is an audience for this film. It’s probably a HUGE audience. But I bet there isn’t a lot of crossover with Film Threat readers…


Posted on July 1, 2012 by

GAME OF WEREWOLVES

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 98 minutes

Moreno’s script is derivative at times and a bit of a sausage fest, but our protagonists are amusing enough in their ineptitude and the practical effects are a sight for sore eyes in this CGI-laden world…


Posted on June 28, 2012 by

GAYBY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 89 minutes

Lisecki is keenly aware of his lead actress’ talents and how to showcase them. Jennifer Harris fully utilizes her role with the physical comedy and eccentric presence of a young Carol Kane…


Posted on June 25, 2012 by

JOSHUA TREE, 1951: A PORTRAIT OF JAMES DEAN

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

There’s a reason Mishory used the word “portrait” instead of “bio-pic.” He’s made an art house film with an overwhelming emphasis on the word “art”…


Posted on June 23, 2012 by

GRASSROOTS

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

Though “Grassroots” is, first and foremost, a film for the campaign’s contemporaries, it’s also a call-to-action to modern youth everywhere to get involved in local politics…


Posted on June 22, 2012 by

EXTRATERRESTRIAL

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

Nacho Vigalondo’s (“Timecrimes”) latest film is about the people without a heroic bone in their body and what they get up to during the downtime between the shit and the fan…


Posted on June 16, 2012 by

JEFF

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 79 minutes

OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL 2012 SELECTION! The film doesn’t depict Jeffrey Dahmer’s human side, but rather, it shows a very detailed picture of the mask of humanity which he wore every day…


Posted on June 16, 2012 by

SUN DON’T SHINE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

OAK CLIFF FILM FESTIVAL 2012 SELECTION! I can look past many character faults in a compelling story. But there is just something about Crystal that rubs me the wrong way…


Posted on June 15, 2012 by

« Older Entries    Newer Entries »    Jump To: (5 of 13)