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

Movie Reviews

  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    1

    Weekend Preview: Good 'Side Effects,' 'Identity Thief' Steals Your Time, Praise for Foreign 'Lore' and 'Caesar Must Die'

    Steven Soderbergh's pharma-thriller "Side Effects" hits theaters this weekend, starring Rooney Mara as a woman suffering a deleterious breakdown after her husband's release from prison. Critics are praising Soderbergh's film, his last big-screen entry before a self-imposed retirement from cinema. In...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    10 comments
    tweet
    62

    Berlin Review: Joshua Oppenheimer’s 'The Act Of Killing' Is A Constantly Astounding, Terrifying Masterpiece

    Holy fucking shit. All apologies for incoherence in the following review but having just emerged from Joshua Oppenheimer’s shattering documentary “The Act of Killing,” which screened here in Berlin this morning, I am still shaking. I may not be in the best state to write about it, in fact, but there...

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    1 comment
    tweet
    4

    PAFF 2013 Review - Psycho Thriller 'Vipaka' Aims To Thrill But Underwhelms

    Directed by French/Lebanese director Philippe Caland (Boxing Helena), the psychological thriller Vipaka was the opening night film at the Pan African Film Festival in LA last night.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    90

    Review: Lifers Imitate Art In Prison-Set Shakespearean Docudrama 'Caesar Must Die'

    In a prison in Rome, real-life convicts prepare to mount a production of William Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” and as the night of the public performance draws nearer, their real lives and the play’s narrative conflate to the point of indistinguishability. So runs an approxi...

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    2 comments
    tweet
    19

    SIDE EFFECTS

    "Side Effects" is a good, juicy thriller with echoes of film noir in its DNA. Director Steven Soderbergh is a genre fan and while his film feels completely contemporary...

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    1 comment
    tweet
    5

    IDENTITY THIEF

    Pairing likable Jason Bateman as a victim and outrageous Melissa McCarthy as the title character in "Identity Thief" would seem to be a perfect comedy setup. The results, however, are less than perfect…

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    12

    Berlinale Review: Wong Kar Wai's Opener 'The Grandmaster' and Press Conference

    Wong Kar Wai kicked off the 63rd Berlinale today in style with the international premiere of his much anticipated kung-fu period drama "The Grandmaster," which was promptly picked up by the Weinstein Company. Based on the life of Ip Man, master of the Wing Chun kung-fu style and teacher of Bruce Lee...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    14 comments
    tweet
    15

    Berlin Review: Wong Kar Wai's 'The Grandmaster' Is Occasionally Mesmerizing, Mostly Muddled

    Perhaps the best place to begin a review of Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster” is at the end -- or a few minutes after. An epilogue of sorts, which happens suddenly and far enough into the credits that maybe half the audience was watching it from the stairs, serves as a pretty representative microcosm...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    20

    Berlin 2013: 7 Berlinale Movies We've Already Reviewed

    The 63rd Berlin International Film Festival kicks off today, showcasing the very best of world cinema. Indiewire reported on the 10 premieres we're most excited for here, but we're equally interested in revisiting some films we've already reviewed at Sundance and elsewhere. Here's a list of the Berl...

    Read More »
  • Criticwire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Criticwire Picks: 'Lore' a Difficult But Engaging Perspective on WWII

    Our network of critics have deemed Cate Shortland's new film, a tale of postwar survival, the film to watch this weekend. Also in this week's edition of Criticwire Picks: a new look at two documentaries and the film from the late '60s that hasn't aged quite as well with Criticwire members.

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2014Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATEThompson on Hollywood
  • How Angelina Jolie's A-List Crafts Team ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • HBO Teases Bessie Smith Biopic Footage ...Shadow and Act
  • Box Office Top Ten: 'Unbroken,' 'Into ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Watch: 2014: Year of the Iconoclast: ...Press Play
  • The InterviewWatch: 23-Minute Talk With Seth Rogen, ...The Playlist
  • Holiday Box Office Surge Looks Real, ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • JibJab Year In Review 2014Animation Scoop
  • Dragon BladeWatch: Adrien Brody, Jackie Chan & John ...The Playlist
  • The GamblerReview: Flawed, But Well Shot Throwback ...The Playlist
  • Anime Review: "Sailor Moon: Season ...Animation Scoop
  • Arthouse Audit: Eclectic Limited Holiday ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • The Vincente Minnelli File - Part 3Peter Bogdanovich
  • Top Ten Takeaways: 'Hobbit' Finale Surges, ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Havana is Not Just a Film Festival SydneysBuzz

Latest Tweets


Follow us