Review: ‘Interstellar’ and The Meaning of Life, The Universe, And Everything

If humanistic pop science is a religion, then Christopher Nolan is its high priest and Interstellar its rapture story. [Read more...]

Review: Cozy Familiarity in ‘Big Hero 6′

Is there anything new in Disney’s latest? Yes and no. [Read more...]

Review: Nothing is Missing in ‘Gone Girl’

Finally! A flick that lives up to the hype. [Read more...]

Review: ‘The Drop’ (2014)

Set in a cold, dark Brooklyn, Michael Roskam’s gangster drama, The Drop, follows Bob Saginowski (Tom Hardy), a lonely bartender of a “drop bar” used by a Chechen mobster to funnel money to local gangsters. When the bar is robbed of several thousand of the mob’s money, and Bob unwittingly gives an investigator more information [Read More...]

Review: ‘The Giver’ Brings Beloved Book into Vibrant Color

When a youth becomes aware of horrors of humanity, does he react with hope or despair? [Read more...]

What If: Or, The Boy Who Loved

When it comes to the romantic comedy genre, there’s not much to break away from. Boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl in the end. In fact, by definition, romantic comedies are the most predictable movies because you’re almost guaranteed the ending. The viewing pleasure is not in the uncertainty but in the [Read More...]

Particle Fever (dir. Mark Levinson, USA, 2013)

Who would’ve thought a film about subatomic physics could be so stirring and virtuous? Particle Fever surpassed my expectations as the best new documentary I’ve seen this year. [Read more...]

A Teen Girl on ‘The Giver’ Book: It Messed Me Up (And That’s Good)

The Giver by Lois Lowry is one of those books that leave me utterly confused, nearly crying, and covered with goose bumps. [Read more...]

Begin Again (dir. John Carney, USA, 2013)

If it sounds like a disastrous mix of clichés, a messy pastiche of Blues Brothers and Partridge Family, Begin Again manages to rise far above it. [Read more...]

Review: Funky Soul Gets On Down in James Brown Biopic ‘Get On Up’

‘Get On Up’ is a good flick that makes you feel, rather than tells you about, the groove that ran through the life of James Brown. [Read more...]


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