ST. VINCENT

2 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 102 minutes

You know a movie’s got problems when the story of how it got made is more entertaining than the movie itself…


Posted on October 29, 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

FURY

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 134 minutes

Do the experiences of real life soldiers have plots? No, they have outbursts of grisly, deafening, chaos punctuated by periods of waiting, joking and, occasionally, pillaging. For 134 minutes that’s exactly what Ayer gives us…


Posted on October 22, 2014 by

ETERNITY: THE MOVIE

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 88 minutes

The acting, for all my bitching, is serviceable. True, it’s bit inexperienced and awkward at times, but that’s not a huge sin in the realm of low budget indie films. The main cast is still quite affable and attractive, and they do improve as the film goes on…


Posted on October 21, 2014 by

MY DARLING CLEMENTINE: CRITERION COLLECTION (BLU-RAY)

4 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

John Ford’s “My Darling Clementine” arrives in a Criterion Blu-ray release with a 4K digital restoration and a full menu of bonus features that include a slightly longer pre-release version, a new commentary track, a new interview about infamous lawman Wyatt Earp, and much more.


Posted on October 20, 2014 by

BOOMER’S STORY – A CELEBRATION OF RY COODER

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 20 minutes

Cook, with his geek-chic persona and undiluted enthusiasm for Cooder’s classic music, is a wonderful presence.


Posted on October 19, 2014 by

BOTTLES

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 8 minutes

“Bottles” offers a provocative and uncommonly mature view of dealing with grief and trying to escape from one’s past…


Posted on October 18, 2014 by

THE LIVES OF HAMILTON FISH

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 85 minutes

In my book, this is the very best film of 2014…


Posted on October 16, 2014 by

THE JUDGE

1.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 141 minutes

Two things a movie should never waste-the talent of its cast and the time of its audience…


Posted on October 15, 2014 by

THE CREED

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 22 minutes

There’s no doubt that Kevin James is a very clever writer, since his simple tale is riddled with creepy possibilities…


Posted on October 13, 2014 by

BLESSID

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 97 minutes

Described as a drama with obvious moral-spiritual undertones, Blessid could also be defined as a thriller-horror.


Posted on October 13, 2014 by

THE LITTLE TIN MAN

5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 84 minutes

Not only is Dugan Bridges and Matthew Perkins’ script brilliantly astute, but the sensitivity, realism and timing of each and every actor is astonishing…


Posted on October 11, 2014 by

SECRETARIAT’S JOCKEY RON TURCOTTE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 75 minutes

And, on occasion, Turcotte seems less than enthused with Cormeau’s presence, offering a grudgingly polite tolerance of the camera…


Posted on October 9, 2014 by

YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE

3 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 94 minutes

The backdrop of a striking mining town offers up more layers to the tale, but at its core it’s still a simple one of young love between two people who perhaps aren’t right for each other. It’s growing up and finding an identity for oneself, while trying to remain true to the home and community you came up in…


Posted on October 8, 2014 by

ANNABELLE

0.5 Stars
Year Released: 2014
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 98 minutes

There’s barely an engaging, much less original, minute in this derivative drivel about a California couple whose lives are turned upside down in 1969 by the sorts of events you’ve seen turn lives upside down in far better films countless times before…


Posted on October 8, 2014 by

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