Wet Behind the Ears (Copeland, 2013)


Like its protagonist, Wet Behind the Ears is unpolished but still willing to work for our approval. The characters do acknowledge how difficult it is to be (young and) unemployed, but the film doesn’t wrap those acknowledgements in a most-put-upon-generation entitlement blanket. [Read more...]

Heaven is for Real


1More Film Blog is giving away a free DVD of Heaven is For Real to one lucky reader. [Read more...]

Cannibal (Cuenca, 2013)


Much as with George Sluizer’s The Vanishing–another horrific film that I can’t quite understand why anyone esteems–I find that Cannibal’s stylish beauty doubles rather than mitigates the repulsion I feel at the film’s lack of humanity. If you aren’t going to tell me anything true, at least don’t try to trick me into thinking it’s not ugly. [Read more...]

Honour (Khan, 2014)


The United Nations estimated in 2000 that there are approximately 5,000 honor killings each year. Can a movie adequately address the horror of knowing your family wants you dead? [Read more...]

Before Midnight (Linklater, 2013)

before midnight

The fatalism imbuing the characters and the film is certainly representative of what many couples feel in middle-age, a period in which there are as many or more choices behind them as awaiting them and where the quality of a relationship is influenced as much by the fruit of past decisions as the pleasurable contemplation of future ones. [Read more...]

Earth to Echo (Green 2014)

Earth To Echo

A sweet, fun movie that will please everyone except the boomers who will want to insist their sweet, fun movies were better [Read more...]