Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Movie Reviews

  • The Playlist
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Review: 'What Maisie Knew' Is Deeply Affecting, Hard To Watch

    It’s often an easy way to handicap your film, by centering it on a child character and demanding a great deal from the young actor. By definition, children are not fully-formed people, but a character in a film must be either fully-formed to yield proper dramatic results, or so uniquely authentic th...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Critical Consensus: Wesley Morris and Dana Stevens Debate Why We Should Care About 'Iron Man 3'

    Critical Consensus is a biweekly feature in which two critics from Indiewire’s Criticwire Network discuss new releases with Indiewire’s chief film critic, Eric Kohn. In this edition, Grantland's Wesley Morris and Slate's Dana Stevens grapple with "Iron Man 3" and its relevance in film culture.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: 'Kiss Of The Damned' Is An Intoxicatingly Lusty Homage To Old School Horror

    Xan Cassavetes, the daughter of John Cassavetes and the director of the wonderful film world documentary "Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession," wrote and directed "Kiss of the Damned" with a wink and a nod so overt that, from the opening credit sequence, which closely mimics the similarly-titled Hamm...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: Penn Badgley Is Solid In Otherwise Uneven 'Greetings From Tim Buckley'

    While the film might not be quite as sweet and heady as drinking a glass of lilac wine, Penn Badgley's performance in "Greetings From Tim Buckley" does justice to the late Jeff Buckley, while also revealing that the "Gossip Girl" star has quite a few more talents than he's thus far been given credit...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: 'Manhunt' A Decent Companion To 'Zero Dark Thirty,' But Doesn't Stand On Its Own

    For a classified mission, executed in secret, and monumentally changing the face of the war of terror, there is an awful lot of public knowledge about the the hunt for and killing of Osama Bin Laden. Books, magazine articles and more have proliferated at a steady pace, and then of course there's Kat...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    'Iron Man 3' Review and Roundup: Downey, Jr. in Top Form as Smart Superhero (TRAILER)

    Marvel's "Iron Man 3" finally opens stateside--after breaking box office records overseas-- on May 3. This one marks a huge improvement on the disappointing second, which had to carry water for the upcoming "Avengers," and was, director Jon Favreau has admitted, like "juggling chainsaws."

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    3 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: 'The Iceman' Starring Michael Shannon Is A Tired Take On The Mob Flick

    Are we living in a post-gangster movie age? From the early talkies to the Oscar-winning success of “The Departed,” the genre has been ever-popular and responsible for seminal films from “White Heat” and “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas” and “Pulp Fiction.” But one struggles to think of a standout film...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Filmmakers You Should Know: 'Post Tenebras Lux' Director Carlos Reygadas, Mexico's Darkly Cinematic Dream-Maker

    Few Mexican filmmakers have achieved the global exposure of Carlos Reygadas, although he's not exactly a spokesperson for the country's allure. Reygadas' formally daring, visually inventive narratives present spectacular and frequently unsettling perspectives of Mexican life from the countryside to ...

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    Tribeca 2013 Review: Revisting Charles Lane's 'Sidewalk Stories' Twenty Years Later

    Tribeca 2013 Review: Revisting Charles Lane's 'Sidewalk Stories' Twenty Years Later

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Tribeca Review: Iranian Oddity 'Taboor' Is Hypnotic, Lynch-Like

    What to say about "Taboor," a film that feels as if it was beamed down from a backwards Earth? This maddening low-fi fantasy seems to share its DNA with "Holy Motors" in a story that revolves around the unpredictable actions of a man who keeps escaping definition. At first, he's just a frail, elderl...

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2014Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATEThompson on Hollywood
  • MoMA's Contenders Lineup Is a Heavenly ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Women Remain Afterthoughts as DC and ...Women and Hollywood
  • Coen Brothers' 'Hail, Caesar!' Gets ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • O-P-U-L-E-N-C-E You Own Everything: .../Bent
  • Rolling Stone's Horror List Highlights ...Criticwire
  • ‘Interstellar’ Q & A: Nolan Set Out ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • And the winners of the 15th Annual Woodstock ...SydneysBuzz
  • Being John Malkovich Spike Jonze John Malkovich15 Years: Watch 30 Minutes Of Behind-The-Scenes ...The Playlist
  • InterstellarWatch: 30-Minute 'Interstellar' Talk ...The Playlist
  • Listen: 45-Minute Talk With Cliff Martinez, ...The Playlist
  • BlackhatNew Posters: Michael Mann's 'Blackhat,' ...The Playlist
  • A Rose RebornWatch: Park Chan-wook's 20-Minute Fashion ...The Playlist
  • WATCH: This New Video Essay Shows the ...Press Play
  • Kelly Reilly, Abigail Spencer, And Leven Rambin Kelly Reilly, Abigail Spencer, And Leven ...The Playlist

Latest Tweets


Follow us