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...]

Movie Review: Faith and Murder Mix in Gripping, Excellent ‘Calvary’

Why would someone want to kill a good priest? [Read more...]

‘Boyhood’ (2014) – The Start of Something Great

If you’ve heard anything about Boyhood, it’s probably the hype surrounding its groundbreaking 12-year production phase. This is a movie that started filming in 2002, and follows a boy named Mason (played by Ellar Coltrane) as he quite literally grows up before our eyes, with all the change and experiences that growing up entails. The [Read More...]

Review: A Dissenting View on Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’

The very things other people loved were negatives to me. [Read more...]


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