Film Review

Film Review: Moonrise Kingdom

Once again Wes Anderson invites us into one of his fantastic worlds, his seventh feature in a 16-year career: Moonrise Kingdom. The film fits perfectly into his oeuvre; featuring all of the familiar…

Film Review: The Dictator

Long before Sacha Baron Cohen became renowned as Borat and then pushed boundaries even further as Bruno, he was luring notable personalities into bewildering conversations as British rapper Ali G. In every case,…

Film Review: Dark Shadows

In my early high school days, I frequently and proudly cited Tim Burton as my favorite director. As a kid interested in theatrics, melodrama, and darkness, his juxtaposing of vibrant, colorful, and whimsical…

Film Review: The Avengers

The Avengers could have been a colossal mess. Marvel’s latest offering has a huge, ensemble cast and follows a string of questionable ventures that haven’t quite managed to capture the sparkle of the…

Film Reivew: The Five-Year Engagement

Jason Segel is an ambitiousguy—continuing his duties starring in a television series (How I Met Your Mother), while finding time to write and produce films. First we were given the much adored Forgetting…

Film Review: American Reunion

The newest installment of the American Pie franchise reunites some of the original players and adopts a more mature view of the situations in which the characters find themselves.  American Reunion runs a…

Film Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Since first leaving the theater after watching Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, I’ve been describing it to friends as Indiana Jones done as a British comedy.  While it does not necessarily borrow only…

Film Review: The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games succeeds in its writing, acting, ambitious cinematography and set design, but a more fundamental examination of the structure of the original text bears primary responsibility for its achievement. Whether in…

Film Review: Jeff Who Lives at Home

For the Duplass Brothers’ new feature, Jeff Who Lives at Home, they’ve recruited some of the most prominent names possible in quirky, real-life comedy, Ed Helms and Jason Segel.  True to form, the Duplass brothers create…

Film Review: Chronicle

At 27 and 26 years old, director Josh Trank and screenwriter Max Landis have broken cinematic history, becoming some of the youngest directors and screenwriters to work on a #1 box office film. …

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