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

Movie Reviews

  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    7

    Review: 'Little Birds' Has All The Insight Of An After-School Special

    There's a misconception about some films that utilize a specific location by gussying it up to be a paradise on camera. Often, the results are "Little Birds," which was shot on location at the Salton Sea of California, a formative place for impetuous Lily (Juno Temple) and Alison (Kay Panabaker). Th...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    2

    Review: 'For a Good Time, Call...' Doesn't Satisfy

    "For a Good Time, Call..." could be alternately titled "What People Will Do for an Apartment in New York." And the answer is pretty much anything, whether that be running a phone sex business or living with someone you hate for spilling pee on you. Note that in the world of "For a Good Time, Call......

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    12

    Venice Review: 'Tai Chi 0' An Uneven, But Playful & Enjoyable Piece Of Kung Fu Pop Art

    Just as the nation as a whole sneaks up on surpassing the United States of America as the world’s foremost superpower (if it hasn’t already), China has become more and more important to the movie world in the last few years. Grosses for the relatively few American movies released there are huge (“Th...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    3 comments
    tweet
    13

    Venice Review: Sarah Polley Examines Her Own Family In Lovely, Fascinating 'Stories We Tell'

    Sarah Polley has a secret. It’s a secret that, remarkably, she kept under wraps to all but friends and family until the film screened at the Venice Film Festival this morning. It’s a secret that’s seemingly informed her two directorial efforts to date, “Away From Her” and “Take This Waltz,” and is t...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    4 comments
    tweet
    5

    Review: The Bondurant Boys Deal Moonshine & Violence In John Hillcoat's Lively 'Lawless'

    "It's not violence that sets men apart, it's the distance they're willing to go," Forrest Bondurant (Tom Hardy) tells his youngest brother Jack (Shia LaBeouf) in "Lawless." And with a set of brass knuckles in his pocket and a pistol in his waistband, he knows what he&...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    3 comments
    tweet
    2

    Review: 'The Possession' Wants To Be 'The Exorcist' But Comes Off Like A Lesser Episode Of 'The X-Files'

    In "The Possession," a new horror movie from Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert's Ghost House production shingle, a young girl becomes infatuated and then, yes, possessed by a dubious Jewish spirit that had been kept imprisoned in a wooden box. As far as horror movie premises go, this one is pretty outlandish...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    8 comments
    tweet
    12

    Venice Review: Mira Nair's 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' A Heavy-Handed Look At A Post 9/11 World

    Opening films at festivals are always worth approaching with a little caution. Normally given out-of-competition slots, it’s often a signal that the films have been selected to bring some starry names, and the attention that goes with them to the red carpet, or to make some kind of mission statement...

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    0 comments
    tweet
    5

    Lawless—movie review

    When a movie has as much going for it as this one, it’s discouraging when it doesn’t deliver on its promise. Yet 'Lawless' pulls the magician’s trick of distraction, offering enough superficial entertainment value—with atmospheric use of locations, charismatic actors, and spurts of shocking violence...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    18 comments
    tweet
    4

    Review: Pascal Laugier's 'The Tall Man' An Unfocused & Silly Horror Tale

    A few years ago there was a sort of mini-horror movie renaissance in France, with a bunch of talented young directors paying homage to their favorite American horror films the only way they knew how – by making them incredibly French. Under the stewardship of older French genre provocateurs (like Lu...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    7 comments
    tweet
    3

    Venice Review: Kiyoshi Kurosawa's 'Penance' Is An Absorbing 4 1/2 Hour Drama That Falters At Its Ending

    For all the talk of auteurs working on the small screen, and helping to bring in a new golden age of television – Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann etc. – it’s hardly a phenomenon only made up of HBO’s current output. Ingmar Bergman and Rainer Werner Fassbinder both turned to television in the 1980s, fo...

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2014Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATEThompson on Hollywood
  • Before I DisappearWatch: Trailer For SXSW Audience Award ...The Playlist
  • 'Olive Kitteridge,' 'The Leftovers,' ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • This Week in Home Video: 'Life of Crime,' ...Criticwire
  • 'Obvious Child' and 'Life Itself' win ...SydneysBuzz
  • 'See No Evil 2' Directors Jen and Sylvia ...Women and Hollywood
  • The Best of New Southeast Asian Cinema: ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Zero MotivationWatch: Trailer For Tribeca Film Festival ...The Playlist
  • Chadwicke Boseman, Black PantherChadwick Boseman Signs Five Picture ...The Playlist
  • Wesley Snipes Adds Heist Thriller 'Five ...Shadow and Act
  • The Highest Grossing LGBT Films Since .../Bent
  • 'Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings The Band'Crowdfund This: Doc 'The Lady Who Swings ...Shadow and Act
  • Louis Gossett Jr. Will Get Behind the ...Shadow and Act
  • A Queer Film Festival In The Middle .../Bent
  • George Lucas Star WarsGeorge Lucas Says He Made 'Star Wars' ...The Playlist

Latest Tweets


Follow us