Reviews - Page 7

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Review: Sanctum
Friday, February 4 by

It uses a disaster to work through daddy issues. So does every disaster movie. Sanctum is just so dire it’s no fun.

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Sundance Review: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Sunday, January 30 by

For a Sundance midnight movie, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same is just adorable.

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Sundance Review: Sound Of My Voice
Saturday, January 29 by

Marling fans can revel in her performance as Maggie, but the Marling magic isn’t in the script.

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Sundance Review: Corman’s World
Friday, January 28 by

Tells the Roger Corman story, in his words and, even better, in the words of his famous employees.

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Sundance Review: Life In A Day
Friday, January 28 by

Life in a Day was made by asking YouTube filmmakers to submit footage about what their day was like on July 24, 2010. I would assume that such an endeavor would generate a lot of really pretentious footage. If you’re like me, you would be right.

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Sundance Review: Another Earth
Thursday, January 27 by

May be the kind of sci-fi movie die-hards revel in, because it is just about the ideas.

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Sundance Review: The Details
Thursday, January 27 by

Refreshingly, it’s not a comedy about big, broad set pieces. The humor is, appropriately, just in the details.

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Sundance Review: Vampire
Thursday, January 27 by

You can make a movie about human losers trying to be cool like vampires, but it has to be better than Vampire.

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Sundance Review: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
Thursday, January 27 by

If you’ve ever been a kid watching “Sesame Street,” Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey is pure nostalgia.

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Sundance Review: My Idiot Brother
Thursday, January 27 by

Seemed more like the average studio comedy than a Sundance movie. There were a few inspired moments but mostly embarrassing misfires.

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Sundance Review: The Convincer
Wednesday, January 26 by

Wants to be a quirky indie comedy, but it’s so unlikeable that even the clever parts don’t work.

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Sundance Review: Margin Call
Wednesday, January 26 by

It’s not really a detailing of the factors in the economic crisis. It’s more of a drama about the people dealing with it.

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Sundance Review: Cedar Rapids
Wednesday, January 26 by

Midwesterners going wild may not sound like an original idea for a comedy, but they really become a team.

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Review: The Mechanic
Wednesday, January 26 by

The characters take it all seriously, but the story just goes wildly over the top for the sake of creating awesome set pieces.

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Sundance Review: Homework
Tuesday, January 25 by

There’s nothing offensive about it, I just found it completely unmoving.

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Sundance Review: I Melt With You
Tuesday, January 25 by

Exactly the kind of indie movie I was worried about seeing at Sundance. 46 people walked out during the press and industry screening.

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Sundance Review: Red State
Monday, January 24 by

Would be a great film if anyone had made it but it’s no surprise to me that it came from Kevin Smith.

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Sundance Review: ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’
Sunday, January 23 by

Explains how product placement works, by trying to make an all product placement movie. I’m still left with a few questions, but the film ultimately succeeds.

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Sundance Review: Like Crazy
Sunday, January 23 by

This relationship study is raw, honest and brutal, yet beautiful.

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Sundance Review: The Music Never Stopped
Saturday, January 22 by

Really a TV movie of the week, but it manages to work on levels above just an interesting disease.

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Sundance Review: Hobo With A Shotgun
Saturday, January 22 by

Exactly the kind of movie I want out of cinema. Take a high concept and just do the hell out of it.

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Sundance Review: Kaboom
Friday, January 21 by

The plot in this one is just an excuse to linger on lots of sex scenes with beautifully shot naked bodies.

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Sundance Review: The Ledge
Friday, January 21 by

The Ledge is a big misdirect. You think it’s going to be a standoff movie where a cop has to talk a jumper down. That’s really just the hook.

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Sundance Review: Project Nim
Friday, January 21 by

For opening night of Sundance, there were only a few selections. I chose the one with a monkey.

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Review: The Dilemma
Friday, January 14 by

From Academy Award winning director Ron Howard comes a January movie. The Dilemma is about a dilemma that’s very real, but it’s not funny.

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Review: The Green Hornet
Tuesday, January 11 by

The Green Hornet is as good as any Green Hornet movie could probably be, which is to say he’s not a very interesting superhero.

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Review: Country Strong
Friday, January 7 by

Another story of a has-been alcoholic country singer, but Country Strong just revels in the show of tragedy to show off some “intense” performances.

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Review: Blue Valentine
Thursday, December 30 by

Blue Valentine is like (500) Days of Summer for the people who ended up marrying Summer. And Summer’s the guy in this.

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Review: Biutiful
Thursday, December 30 by

The cancer stricken human trafficking movie of the year is here.

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Review: Somewhere
Wednesday, December 22 by

We love inside Hollywood stories, whether it’s The Player or Entourage. Each one offers a different perspective on the movie star fantasy. Coppola’s perspective is bitter and resentful, but still fascinating to watch.