Reviews - Page 5

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ActionFest Review: Ironclad
Friday, April 8 by

The action is gory and bloody with great kill shots, and Paul Giamatti as the evil King John of England.

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Review: Arthur
Thursday, April 7 by

You won’t mind watching it because of Brand and Mirren, and Gerwig is sweet, but there’s nothing memorable or hilarious.

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Review: Wrecked
Wednesday, April 6 by

Definitely outstanding work for a first feature.

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Review: Stake Land
Wednesday, April 6 by

The basic idea of the story is familiar, but I’m always up for another “surviving the wasteland” adventure.

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Review: Your Highness
Wednesday, April 6 by

It could be funnier but it’s consistently pleasant.

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Review: Hanna
Thursday, March 31 by

The action is cool, the characters are memorable and it’s made in a clear, exciting way.

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Review: Showtime’s The Borgias
Wednesday, March 30 by

For any viewer fascinated by the storied heroes of modern-day crime sagas, the unique blood-soaked legacy of the House of Borgia is the ultimate incarnation of that mythos.

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Review: Miral
Friday, March 25 by

Never feels like a hot button issue movie, or the even more dreaded “important social” movie. It’s just a moving drama about a world that’s foreign, at least to me, and probably many audiences.

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Review: Jackass 3.5
Friday, March 25 by

The digital release ‘Jackass 3.5′ is in many ways more inspired than ‘Jackass 3-D’.

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Blu-Ray Review: Rain Man
Thursday, March 24 by

The Academy Award winning film gets the Blu-ray treatment.

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Review: Sucker Punch
Thursday, March 24 by

It’s not asking us to make sense of some random minimalist montage. It’s putting on a multi-million dollar show with no restrictions.

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SXSW Review: Incendiary: The Willingham Case
Wednesday, March 23 by

A compelling documentary about how Todd Willingham was charged and executed for the murder of this three children.

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SXSW Review: Jez Jerzy
Monday, March 21 by

This Polish animated movie seems like it would be perfect for people who like Hentai. Personally, animated sex and bestiality don’t do anything for me.

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SXSW Review: Fubar: Balls To The Wall
Monday, March 21 by

I can see it being the type of movie you discover at midnight and it becomes an inside joke with your friends.

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SXSW Review: Surrogate Valentine
Monday, March 21 by

A typical indie drama about unresolved feelings, yet it’s entirely watchable and relatable.

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SXSW Review: Cold Sweat
Sunday, March 20 by

The SXFantastic selection Cold Sweat is like The Wages of Fear crossed with Saw, with touches of The People Under the Stairs.

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SXSW Review: The FP
Sunday, March 20 by

Exactly the kind of movie I hope to see at Fantastic Fest, or any film festival. Just a crazy creation by original artists who show up out of nowhere

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SXSW Review: Cave Of Forgotten Dreams
Friday, March 18 by

It sure is pretty, but man, it’s soooo boring.

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SXSW Review: Becoming Santa
Friday, March 18 by

I was not feeling the Christmas spirit on the SXSW Audience Award winning documentary.

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SXSW Review: Kill List
Friday, March 18 by

I did not enjoy Kill List, and not because it’s offensive or upsetting. It’s because it’s phony.

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Review: Limitless
Thursday, March 17 by

At its core, it’s just 90 minutes of dumb fun based on a concept that appeals to anyone who has ever struggled to do anything.

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Review: Kill The Irishman
Thursday, March 17 by

If you end up watching it even on DVD, you won’t be bored.

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SXSW Review: The Beaver
Thursday, March 17 by

A strong portrait of coping with depression. With a beaver.

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SXSW Review: Hit So Hard: The Life And Near Death Of Patty Schemel
Wednesday, March 16 by

The story of Hole drummer Patty Schemel is a cautionary tale of drugs and recovery, and a portrait of the ‘90s grunge scene.

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SXSW Review: Detention
Wednesday, March 16 by

Detention is the ultimate payoff for the meta movement.

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SXSW Review: Bellflower
Tuesday, March 15 by

It’s watchable and relatable, still the “Boy meets girl, boy gets girl, boy loses girl” formula.

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SXSW Review: Septien
Tuesday, March 15 by

I won’t be watching Septien again, but I could recommend it if you’re interested in film festivals and wondering what sort of movies are winning slots

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SXSW Review: The Innkeepers
Monday, March 14 by

A good campfire style horror movie. The scares are light and fun, not deep horrific terror.

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SXSW Review: Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
Monday, March 14 by

It is an outstanding portrait of an artist that just lets us be in Conan’s world, the one we don’t get to see between late night episodes.

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SXSW Review: ‘Bridesmaids’ Work Print
Monday, March 14 by

Follows the same plot as all “outrageous wedding” movies.