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

Movie Reviews

  • Indiewire
    3 comments
    tweet
    42

    SXSW Review: Delightful Relationship Comedy 'Drinking Buddies' Marks a Career High for Joe Swanberg

    In eight years of features, Joe Swanberg has developed a substantial body of minor works, but "Drinking Buddies" proves it had a direction. Swanberg's unabashedly scrappy profiles tend to focus on perpetually inelegant people in search of meaning in their lives as they often struggle to find romanti...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    2 comments
    tweet
    17

    SXSW Review: Is Beatles Secretary Story 'Good Ol' Freda' Really a Tell-All?

    There are two main ingredients that make "Good Ol' Freda," a documentary about The Beatles secretary Freda Kelly, stand out from countless other takes on the rise of the world's most iconic band: First of all, having worked for the group during its initial decade of existence but remained largely in...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    3 comments
    tweet
    16

    SXSW Review: Bryan Poyser's Austin Love Letter 'The Bounceback' A Sweet, Competent Antidote to Studio Romcoms

    Austin-based filmmaker Bryan Poyser's first two features, "Dear Pillow" and "Lovers of Hate," explored relationship problems by dealing in unconventionally frank ways with sex. Working on a microbudget scale, the movies had little in common with larger and considerably tamer comedy-dramas about simi...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    59 comments
    tweet
    24

    SXSW Review: 'Evil Dead' Is A Grim, Humorless, Ultraviolent Update Of A Horror Classic

    When the "Evil Dead" remake was first announced, everyone pretty much assumed that it was going to suck. This was something that star/producer Bruce Campbell acknowledged during the Q&A at last night's SXSW World Premiere. But after years of being assaulted with fan questions about a fourth installm...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    SXSW Review: Grotesque Social Satire 'Cheap Thrills' Suggests 'Jackass' Meets Michael Haneke

    Savagely assaulting the desperation of a blue collar family man, the comedic thriller "Cheap Thrills" establishes a ridiculous premise early on and takes it to various extremes, again and again, until you just have to accept the crazy venture on its own terms or simply give up. That's also the situa...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    6 comments
    tweet
    27

    SXSW Review: Why Fede Alvarez's 'Evil Dead' Remake Can't Match the Fun of the Originals

    The first two entries in Sam Raimi's "Evil Dead" trilogy -- released in 1981 and 1987, respectively -- delivered such delightfully inventive takes on the horror genre that no remake could possibly match their originality. Respectably enough, with his snazzy redressing of the first movie, director Fe...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    11

    SXSW Opens with Raucous 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone'

    The SXSW Film Festival's opening night has been the terrain of celebrity-infused audience-pleasers from "Kick-Ass" to "The Cabin In the Woods" and this year played to a seemingly winning formula. Friday evening, Jim Carrey, Steve Carell and Olivia Wilde took to the stage at the Paramount Theater in ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    9 comments
    tweet
    12

    SXSW Review: Dated, Deeply Unfunny 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' Can't Conjure Comedy Magic

    There are some movies that seem hopelessly outdated, either because of their subject matter or filmmaking style (or both), and they're usually marked by having the unfortunate luck of cashing in on some zeitgeist-capturing craze or cultural moment slightly past its expiration date. But "The Incredib...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    2

    Weekend Preview: From Artful 'Beyond the Hills' to Mainstream 'Oz'

    Cristian Mungiu's brilliantly slow-to-burn "Beyond the Hills" (which people might start referring to as "the Romanian exorcism movie") opens this weekend, with critics appropriately impressed with the Cannes winner; leads Cristina Flutur and Cosmina Stratan both won Best Actress at the fest last May...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    2

    Review: 'Somebody Up There Likes Me' A Surprisingly Ambitious Deadpan Charmer

    Bob Byington’s "Somebody Up There Likes Me" is about a guy who doesn’t grow up. In fact, he doesn’t even age over the film’s span of about three decades in his life. It may have something to do with a mysterious briefcase, the origins of which are only ever suggested by animated cloud interludes and...

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2014Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATEThompson on Hollywood
  • Saturday @ Animation Breakdown: "Seth's ...Animation Scoop
  • New Podcast: Nina Jacobson - Producer ...Women and Hollywood
  • 2015 American Black Film Festival Announces ...Shadow and Act
  • Meet Sheila Vand: Artist, Cinephile ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Even the Director of 'Guardians of the ...Criticwire
  • 22 Jump StreetChanning Tatum Will Make His Directorial ...The Playlist
  • Watch: 222 Heartbeats, Over 100 Films, ...Press Play
  • StrangerlandWatch: Eerie, Haunting Trailer For 'Strangerland' ...The Playlist
  • Watch: 'Into the Woods' Featurette with ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Top Ten Takeaways: Why 'Hunger Games' ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Watch Trailer for 'Storms of Carnage: ...Shadow and Act
  • Why 'Test' Director and Indie Spirit ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Horrible Bosses 2Review: 'Horrible Bosses 2' Starring ...The Playlist
  • Far From The Madding CrowdWatch: First Trailer For Thomas Vinterberg's ...The Playlist

Latest Tweets


Follow us