TOUCHY FEELY

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

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURE SELECTION! Not that the subject matter does not have the potential to penetrate into Shelton’s recurring themes of interpersonal connection, but the approach to it all ironically keeps us at a distance from really getting to know most of these characters…


Posted on February 9, 2013 by

ASS BACKWARDS

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL MIDNIGHT FEATURE SELECTION! Stupid can be funny. Ignorance is not. Particularly when it comes to recognizing what is funny or even endearing about these characters…


Posted on February 2, 2013 by

KINGS OF SUMMER

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 93 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURE SELECTION! Dig a little deeper into the occasionally very funny new film by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and one might consider that they had just watched the new “Mosquito Coast” for teenagers. Intrigued?


Posted on February 2, 2013 by

FRUITVALE STATION

4 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 90 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURE SELECTION! Holding the screen with a combination of unforced humanity and strength in both calm and outrage, Jordan does justice to more than just a facsimile of the real Grant, but a generation of young African-Americans pigeonholed as a reflection of the worst of society…


Posted on January 31, 2013 by

IN A WORLD…

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

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURE SELECTION! As part of the struggle between misogynist and feminist mentalities of who-needs-what and what-each-expects, there might be something to skewering the cinematic conventions of men having the power and women not realizing they are being pressed under their thumbs and other pointy appendages…


Posted on January 29, 2013 by

AFTERNOON DELIGHT

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL U.S. DRAMATIC FEATURE SELECTION! The inconsistency up and down in Soloway’s script and tone at least has the occasional deflection of Hahn doing her best to make this the character study it was likely intended to be…


Posted on January 26, 2013 by

HELL BABY

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

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL MIDNIGHT FEATURE SELECTION! Lennon and Garant clearly belong to a brand of comedy that dictates that if it works once, run the joke into the ground until at least hitting the rule of three. The problem is that none of the jokes work the first time…


Posted on January 25, 2013 by

THE LOOK OF LOVE

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2013
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

2013 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERES SELECTION! There is a common joke amongst those familiar with Winterbottom’s output that he needs to “get out there and work more.” After seeing his latest period piece, I am certain that we can all agree he could use a break…


Posted on January 21, 2013 by

THE SPECTACULAR NOW

2 Stars
Year Released: 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 99 minutes

2013 SXSW FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Sutter Keely belongs to a long history of protagonists who behave with their own best interests at heart only to be sainted with some late-inning revelations not strong enough to forgive his past indiscretions…


Posted on January 21, 2013 by

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