First Impressions: The Salt of the Earth, Clouds of Sils Maria, Predestination


A time-traveling terrorist hunter. A photographer who descends into the world's most harrowing hells. An actress desperate to defend her reputation and legacy from a reckless upstart. You never know where the movies will take you.Well, actually, yes — you do know where movies will take you. Most of the time. I'm not interested in the routine — that's why I'm not reporting on Avengers: Age of Ultron. You could go see that, I suppose. It might be fun and momentarily distracting. Or you could op … [Read more...]

Sinister (2012)

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A word of advice: If you ever stumble onto a serial killer's personal records of his crimes, turn them over to the police. Don't keep them in your home and stay up late examining them night after night.Ellison Oswalt might have saved himself a lot of trouble had he done that. But then, if you're buying a ticket to Sinister, you've come to get the wits scared out of you. And reasonable behavior just isn't on the menu for characters in this genre.The title Sinister should tell you what you … [Read more...]