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

Movie Reviews

  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    1

    Review: Christophe Honoré Sings The Same Old Song In Phony, Hollow 'Beloved'

    As the closing night film at Cannes in 2011 -- and, as such, lumped in historically with such bland films as "The Tree," "What Just Happened?," "Chromophobia" and "The Age of Darkness" -- writer-director Christophe Honoré's "Les Bien-Aim&e...

    Read More »
    MORE: Review, Beloved
  • The Playlist
    4 comments
    tweet
    10

    Review: David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Is Both An Excellent Adaptation & A Rich, Complex Character Study

    "Cosmopolis," an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s typically provocative novel of the same name, is the first feature film since 1999's "eXistenZ" that filmmaker David Cronenberg has directed and scripted. This in part explains why "Cosmopolis" is such a triumph: it...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    1 comment
    tweet
    1

    Review: 'Breathless' Wastes A Standout Turn By Gina Gershon With Half-Baked Sub-Coen Plotting

    It’s absolutely no surprise that writer-director Jesse Baget, of this week’s “Breathless,” is a massive fan of the Coen Brothers. His characters are articulate without being too bright, magnanimous despite moments of cruelty, and loyal in spite of overwhelming greed. Earlier this year, he was respon...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    6

    Now and Then: Waiting for Julie Delpy

    Full disclosure: I'm a little bit in love with Julie Delpy, sometimes unaccountably so. She's neurotic, fretful, and sharp-tongued, a femme fatale with a French accent and Woody Allen specs. Her first film as a director was a mess. And yet she keeps growing on me, a habit I just can't seem to break....

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Better Than 'Ted': Why 'Robot and Frank' Is The Summer's Best Buddy Movie

    If box office returns were the sole measurement of quality, then Seth McFarlane's foul-mouthed stuffed bear in "Ted" is the summer's reigning mascot. Truth be told, however, "Ted" suffers from the same loose comedic randomness that has restricted McFarlane's televisio...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    20 comments
    tweet
    19

    Review: Jean-Claude Van Damme Shines In The Moronically Irresistible Entertainment Of ‘Expendables 2’

    “The Expendables 2” is one of the very few films that gets better as it gets dumber. Serviceably directed, horribly written and barely acted at all except for a standout performance by (of all people) Jean-Claude Van Damme, it mostly delivers in the way that the original failed to, which...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    5

    Review: 'Almayer's Folly' Another Brilliant, Mesmerizing Film From Chantal Akerman

    At this point, the filmmaker responsible for the much adored "Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles" can do whatever the hell she wants and still retain an immense amount of respect. Thankfully Chantal Akerman is still firing on all cylinders; "Almayer's Folly" (a loose adaptation of J...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    3

    Review: 'Why Stop Now?' A Compelling, But Not Always Fulfilling Comedy

    There’s not a whole lot of forward momentum in “Why Stop Now?” which is a surprise considering the immediacy-baiting title. Though the film takes place within the span of one day, the narrative feels truncated, allowing for connections to form, and then sever, over the course of twenty-four hours. I...

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    3 comments
    tweet
    11

    Review: Stylish, Atmospheric War Vet Action Drama 'The Kill Hole' Is Anchored By Gripping Performances

    The indie action drama The Kill Hole, a film we’ve been covering since it made its premiere at the Santa Barbara Film Fest back in January (it won the best feature film award at the New Jersey Film Fest last month) is written and directed by Mischa Webley, his writing/directing debut.

    Read More »
    MORE: Reviews
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Locarno Review: Markus Imhoof's Insightful "More Than Honey" Concerns a Lot More Than Bees in Crisis

    Markus Imhoof's "More Than Honey" makes a convincing argument for the role of bees sustaining both organic and industrial concerns, not to mention their own complex set of behaviors. Facing crises that threaten to impact their existence as well as various marketplaces that rely on thei...

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Ava DuVernay's Selma to Be Released ...Women and Hollywood
  • Birthing Comedic Brilliance: Gillian ...SydneysBuzz
  • Mel Gibson Comeback? Gary Oldman Defends ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Bill Gunn’s Controversial, Underseen ...Shadow and Act
  • 'Community' Dead at Hulu, Darkest Timeline ...Criticwire
  • Trailer Watch: Abigail Breslin is the ...Women and Hollywood
  • In Case You Haven't Heard, Spike Lee's ...Shadow and Act
  • James Schamus To Receive 2014 Outfest .../Bent
  • NBC Goes Behind the Scenes of 'Jurassic ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Batman Jack NicholsonTim Burton's 'Batman' At 25: Watch Vintage ...The Playlist
  • 'Orange is the New Black' Star Reveals .../Bent
  • Watch: Dakota Fanning Romances Errol ...The Playlist
  • EXCLUSIVE: Watch a Clip From Thoughtful, .../Bent
  • Tanya Fear Joins International Cast ...Shadow and Act
  • The Battered Bastards Of BaseballWatch: Trailer For Sundance Doc 'The ...The Playlist

Latest Tweets


Follow us