Movie Reviews

For No Good Reason
Published by on Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 12:00am | 0 Comments

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Dom Hemingway
Published by on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 12:00am | 0 Comments

Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is an ace safe cracker who is finally released from prison after 12 years because he refused to rat on his accomplices. During that time, Dom’s wife has died of cancer (not before cheating on him first), his daughter has had a grandson, and those he protected have profited off of his suffering in prison. Dom immediately seeks out his old heist buddy Dickie Black (Richard E. Grant), who informs Dom that Mr.

Winter in the Blood
Published by on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 12:38am | 0 Comments

Adapted from James Welch’s 1974 novel, Winter in the Blood feels as if it has captured the difficult concepts and settings that only the written word can faithfully convey. Balancing a fragmented and distorted timeline of events with the quiet desperation surrounding the struggles of identity, Winter in the Blood includes plenty of moments to provoke laughs with its unapologetic dark humor under the most morbid circumstances.

Published by on Monday, March 31, 2014 - 12:00am | 0 Comments

Even with the ridiculously awkward premise, Teddy Bears is not nearly as original as one might think. A spat of indies about sexual revolution among groups of friends have littered film festivals and Netflix queues for years. Yet, somehow this film tends to remain funny with quippy dialogue and solemn self-discovery among everyone in the group.

The Boys of Abu Ghrai
Published by on Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 2:00am | 0 Comments

It is rather surprising to see who truly breaks from the torture first in The Boys of Abu Ghraib, a film based on the events leading up to the breaking of the 2005 Abu Ghraib prison scandal, as well as the broader national topic of advanced interrogation techniques. Written, directed, and staring Luke Moran, a relatively unknown actor, the film is surprising well done.

There's Always Woodstock
Published by on Saturday, March 22, 2014 - 2:35pm | 0 Comments

Life must be rough when you have the chance to run away from the hectic, heartless city life to the quiet vistas of Woodstock, NY. Audiences have the opportunity to join in the disparity in There’s Always Woodstock, where we witness the main character struggling to find herself in this feature-length debut from writer and director Rita Merson.

Inside Llewyn Davis
Published by on Monday, March 17, 2014 - 8:05pm | 0 Comments

Folk singers are a lot like cats, loners by nature, but striving for affection on their own terms. They know they are intellectually better than others, but reliant on the kindness of strangers and friends alike to survive. Inside Llewyn Davis captures one week in the life of the eponymous character, who wanders from couch to couch, enjoying free meals as he juggles his rock-bottom career, hapless love, and an endless cat and mouse game where he is the cat, and a cat is the mouse.

The Monuments Men
Published by on Monday, February 17, 2014 - 12:00am | 0 Comments

Diehard fans of The Simpsons--during the golden age--may remember an episode where Grandpa Simpson admits that he was a part of set of soldiers who found a handful of art pieces originally stolen by the Nazis, and sealed them in a secret chamber only to be retrieved by the last living member of the group of US soldiers.

Her

Published by on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 5:00am | 0 Comments

The tangible science fiction narrative of Her makes the film equally philosophic and romantic, as it channels the ever growing presence of innovative technology in our lives. With Google and Apple’s voice-to-search software, an operating system gaining a sense of self and providing compassion and love to its reciprocating owner is no longer laughably unrealistic.

Published by on Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:05am | 0 Comments

Watching parents age becomes one of the most heart-wrenching aspects of life. When their wisdom wanes and their judgment places them in jeopardy, the events force the child to sober up quickly. These life trials are portrayed in Nebraska, Alexander Payne’s new black-and-white film that captures the nostalgia and brutality of family feuds as well as the last days of a patriarch.

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