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

Movie Reviews

  • The Playlist
    14 comments
    tweet
    27

    TIFF Review: 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower' A Touching, Fresh & Funny Take On Teenage Love & Life

    Teenagers have generally not been well served by the movies. Folks like Cameron Crowe, John Hughes and Judd Apatow aside, adolescent life is usually positioned around the goals of having sex, partying and getting into outlandish hijinks with little-to-no actual insight into how teenagers think or fe...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    7

    TIFF Review: 'Lore' Is An Evocative & Enigmatic Look At Post-WWII Moral & Emotional Fallout

    With her beautiful and expressive debut feature film "Somersault," writer/director Cate Shortland established herself as a filmmaker with a sharp and observant sense of the emotional complexities of young women. And now, eight years later, she returns with belated follow-up effort "Lo...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    15 comments
    tweet
    17

    Venice Review: 'Passion' Has Flashes Of Classic Brian De Palma, But Often Feels Lackluster

    Like the waves that lap the beach by the Palazzo del Cinema in Venice, Brian De Palma is reassuringly steadfast. Over the years his Movie Brat brethren Scorsese and Spielberg have adapted their respective styles to align with evolving audience tastes and advancing technology, embracing 3D and motion...

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    4 comments
    tweet
    7

    The Words

    There’s a compelling idea at the core of 'The Words', especially as acted out by Bradley Cooper and the incomparable Jeremy Irons, but it’s nearly extinguished by the material that surrounds it, sorry to say. The premise is solid: a struggling writer chances upon a long-lost manuscript and publishes...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    4

    Watch: Dirty Projectors Short Film 'Hi Custodian’ In Full, Plus Our Report From Last Night's NYC Premiere

    Part music video, part absurdist road movie, "Hi Custodian" is a new short film from the band Dirty Projectors which draws extensively upon their new album Swing Lo Magellan for its soundtrack. Directed by (and starring) band leader Dave Longstreth and shot by cinematographer Bobby Bukowski ("Rampar...

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    6 comments
    tweet
    8

    Bachelorette - Written and Directed by Leslye Headland

    While it might be tempting to compare Bachelorette to Bridesmaids because they are both about women and weddings - you would be doing so at your peril. Whereas Bridesmaids was about the utter collapse and rebirth of a woman, Bachelorette is about a bunch of hedonistic, awful high school friends who ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    6

    Review: 'Green' Tinged With The Color Of Lust

    When you love someone, there exists an innate fear that they may find someone else. Someone mentally stronger, perhaps, or just more naturally kind. Or, in some cases, just different. What’s devastating is the change occurring within someone we thought we knew intimately. Is this the person we...

    Read More »
    MORE: Review
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    TIFF Review: Sally Potter's 'Ginger & Rosa' Stars a Remarkable Elle Fanning UPDATED

    Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last week, with first screenings Friday in Toronto.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    2

    TIFF Review: 'White Elephant' Is A Predictable, But Well-Acted & Worthy Study Of The Buenos Aires Slums

    Pablo Trapero’s “White Elephant” is a smartly acted, beautifully scored, often bracingly directed film of good intentions and big ambition. Yet it can only be called a modest success, and, in light of how strong some of its individual elements are, even a slight disappointment. Word from Cannes, whe...

    Read More »
    MORE: TIFF, Review
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    TIFF Capsule Review: 'Room 237'

    Stanley Kubrick's 1980 Stephen King adaptation "The Shining" endures for many reasons -- from its supremely horrific mood to the technical feats used to create it. However, the lively voices in "Room 237" take that admiration to an entirely new plane of awareness. A search for deeper meanings in Kubrick's movie, Rodney Ascher's film is a brilliant collage of interviews with academics and other experts in the art of textual analysis. Jazzing up a process usually reserved for scholarly pursuits, Ascher combines reasonable interpretations of "The Shining" with hilariously extreme conclusions -- but ...

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Mia MadreWatch: First Trailer For Nanni Moretti's ...The Playlist
  • Trailer Watch: Female Friendship is ...Women and Hollywood
  • Daily Reads: 'Ethnic Actors' Aren't ...Criticwire
  • Viola Davis Is Going to Have a Lot of ...Shadow and Act
  • Welcome To New YorkReview: Abel Ferrara's 'Welcome To New ...The Playlist
  • More Re-Shoots on Long-in-Development ...Shadow and Act
  • Sam Taylor-Johnson Exits 'Fifty Shades ...Women and Hollywood
  • Watch: James Corden's Carpool Karaoke ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • 'Downton Abbey' Announces Final Season, ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • SXSW Film Head Janet Pierson Puts Her ...Women and Hollywood
  • In a Gruesome Season of 'The Americans,' ...Criticwire
  • Magnolia Buys Sundance Drama 'Experimenter' ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Wim Wenders, HammettWim Wenders Sets The Record Straight ...The Playlist
  • Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams Eye Tom ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Pedro Almodóvar Reveals Cast for His ...Thompson on Hollywood

Latest Tweets


Follow us