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Robot & Frank

Thoughtful, well-acted and unique

Movie Reviews It’s hard to find a movie that’s more thoughtful, better acted or more unique than Robot and Frank. Simply put, it’s one of the best movies of the year, and one of the best science fiction films of all ti...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Corey Johnson

Dredd 3D

Karl Urban bangs down the gavel

Movie Reviews With a sixth place debut and only six million dollars against a 50-million dollar budget (pretty low for a 3D actioner), it’s safe to say that this film has officially bombed. Which is incredibly depressin...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Corey Johnson

A Nebulous Stew of Whatever

Everything and nothing happens in 'Union Square'

Movie Reviews In independent filmmaking there’s a comforting near-truth: Good independent films are more likely to see release than bad independent films. Indie pictures don’t have gargantuan marketing budgets to cover...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 David Riedel

Bang Bang! You're Dead.

'End of Watch' manipulates

Movie Reviews The one thing worse than a movie that’s so totally rah-rah about its subject is to put the audience in a position to care about its subject and then to, rather ruthlessly, kill its subject. Or in the case of ...

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 David Riedel

Killer Joe

William Friedkin's latest flick is finger-licking so-so

Movie Reviews Director William Friedkin has returned once again, however, this time, he’s dressed in Tracy Letts’ stage gown. Based on Letts’ eponymous play, Friedkin and his recent collaborator (Bug, 2006), deliver an...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Jose V Chavez

Matt, I’m Only Dreaming

'Sleepwalk with Me' is hilarious [yay!]

Movie Reviews Mike Birbiglia has made something of a miracle. Sleepwalk with Me is hysterically funny, filled with good stand-up, sympathetic performances and characters we care about.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 David Riedel

The Smiling Scoundrel

'Arbitrage' is smart, sharp and tense

Movie Reviews Imagine if Richard Gere’s character in Pretty Woman, Edward Lewis, didn’t have a moral compass. That’s Robert Miller, the character he plays in Nicholas Jarecki’s sharp new thriller, Arbitrage.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 David Riedel

Stop Talking

If only the words in 'The Words' were good

Movie Reviews How bad is The Words? I’d gladly sit through Cosmopolis again than watch this vapid tale populated with bland souls. Seriously, what were the filmmakers thinking?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 David Riedel

Cars, No Crashes

David Cronenberg misses again with 'Cosmopolis'

Movie Reviews If there’s one film director who can make audiences flee, it’s David Cronenberg. Anyone who watched Crash, his graphic tale of car crashes and sex, or his adaptation of William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, k...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 David Riedel

Rashida Jones, Will McCormack talk 'Celeste & Jesse'

Movie Reviews Break-ups are tough. Movies dealing significantly with break-ups are dicey, too. For every Annie Hall (which follows a relationship from start to finish and beyond), there are five The Break-Up's.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 David Riedel
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