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

Movie Reviews

  • The Playlist
    3 comments
    tweet
    3

    Review: 'Inventing David Geffen' Is Wildly Entertaining, But Never As Insightful As It Should Be

    David Geffen is so powerful, wealthy and connected that he could probably kill this review right now were he so inclined. He is a show business titan; a controversial figure who is revered—and feared—by equal measure. He is perhaps the closest thing we have to the kingpins of old, the Selznicks, the...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    4 comments
    tweet
    22

    Oscar Watch: Hear 'Paul Williams Still Alive' Original Song (TRAILER)

    Paul Williams' original song "Still Alive" from Stephen Kessler's new documentary "Paul Williams Still Alive" will touch any artist, especially someone past their prime. The movie and the song address Williams' past glories, which are gone, and the fantasy of chasing your dreams vs. the reality of l...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    3 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: Why 'Central Park Five' Is the Most Important Documentary of Ken Burns' Career

    While impeccably researched and often stunningly comprehensive, Burns' movies generally lack both immediacy or strong arguments about their subjects. "The Central Park Five" provides a welcome exception.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    21

    Things I Learned at the Kubrick LACMA Exhibit, from Weegee to NASA Technology

    Give yourself plenty of time to check out the Stanley Kubrick exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It's huge. And it rewards drilling into the details. There's a room devoted to each film, and they wouldn't let me take pictures (although @BrettRatner managed to sneak a few on Twitter). M...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    7

    Review: 'In The Family' A Sincere, Heartbreaking Indie Drama

    It’s tough for the drama. For every movie that is successfully earnest and sincere in its heartbreaking story, about fifty others are willed into the cinema that rest on familiar tropes, forced emotions lacking any legitimate heart, and a trusty sensational score that knows just when to blare. Their...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    15 comments
    tweet
    11

    Rome Review: 'Tar' With James Franco Is A Dreamy Collage Of Pretty But Overfamiliar Aesthetics

    It's difficult to know quite what to make of 'Tar,' a multi-authored project seemingly coaxed into being by the sheer force of James Franco's current artistic cachet. Playing In Competition in the XXI sidebar of the Rome Film Festival, the film represents the work of twelve newbie directors -- NYU f...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    3 comments
    tweet
    3

    Weekend Preview: Must-See 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Wright & Knightley's Beautifully Mounted 'Anna Karenina'

    The Oscar race is about to get real now that David O. Russell's crowd pleaser "Silver Linings Playbook" is hitting theaters. The satisfying film stars Bradley Cooper at his all-time best and Jennifer Lawrence on form. Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" has proved more devisive ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    4 comments
    tweet
    4

    AFI Review: 'The ABCs Of Death' Won't Win Over Non-Horror Fans, But That's OK

    Horror anthologies have been on the rise of late, with movies like "Trick 'r Treat," "Chillerama" and the found footage anthology "V/H/S" keeping the tradition alive. The latest anthology is "The ABCs of Death," which combines 26 shorts in what is less of an interwoven narrative like "Trick 'r Treat...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    Surveying the Gotham Nominees For 'Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You,' Screening at MoMA Through Monday

    While the Gothams are the first major film awards ceremony of a season that culminates with the Oscars, a lot more movies qualify for consideration at the IFP-hosted ceremony than the much larger one scheduled for February. This is particularly clear with the category for "Best Film Not Playing a Th...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    4 comments
    tweet
    52

    Critic's Notebook: Why 2012 Is A Banner Year For Found Footage Films

    In 2012, found footage took a few promising steps out of the horror genre.

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2016Oscar Predictions 2016 Thompson on Hollywood
  • Victor FrankensteinFirst Look: James McAvoy & Daniel Radcliffe ...The Playlist
  • Testament of YouthWatch: U.S. Trailer For WWI Drama 'Testament ...The Playlist
  • Hot Docs 2015 Women Directors: Meet ...Women and Hollywood
  • Daily Reads: 'Ex Machina's Feminist ...Criticwire
  • Good Kill, Ethan HawkeExclusive: Ethan Hawke Prepares To BBQ ...The Playlist
  • The Exquisite Immodesty of Julia Lo .../Bent
  • Watch Meryl Streep Be Characteristically .../Bent
  • SicarioCannes: Denis Villeneuve Says Drug War ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Why Courtney Love Asked Brett Morgen ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Seeing Fellini's '8 1/2,' Then and Now ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • The ForgerExclusive: John Travolta Fights Back ...The Playlist
  • Watch: Wes Anderson's Films Are More ...Press Play
  • An Evening with Video Performance Artist ...Shadow and Act
  • Among the BelieversTribeca Review: Documentary 'Among The ...The Playlist

Latest Tweets


Follow us