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

Movie Reviews

  • Indiewire
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    The Trailer Test: Kevin Smith-Produced 'Alter Egos' Unwraps the Superhero Myth (Video)

    While hordes of movie fans were drooling over the fortuitous timing of trailers for remakes of horror classics "Evil Dead" and "Carrie" at New York Comic Con, another example of a mainstream genre surfaced to considerably less exposure though it provides more room for discussion....

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    7 comments
    tweet
    12

    Review: 'Alex Cross' Is Cliché, Action Movie Finger Paint

    Apparently the Alex Cross character, originated by best-selling author James Patterson in an unending series of pulp novels, and brought to the screen twice before (in a pair of forgettable, moodily-lit Morgan Freeman thrillers), is a bankable enough property to re-launch a large-ish franchise aroun...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    2

    Review: Rory Kennedy's 'Ethel' -- A Tribute to a Mother and Survivor

    Documentarian Rory Kennedy is the youngest of Senator Robert Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy's 11 children, born seven months after her father's assassination in 1968. Never having known her father, except via the scratchy footage of history, home movies and stories from family members, yet also in...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    6

    Now and Then: At NOFF, Indie Comedies 'It's a Disaster' and 'Supporting Characters' Impress

    "It's a Disaster" is something you title your film only if you have a lot of faith in the project. The pun, for a critic disposed to go negative, is almost pathetically easy. Fortunately for writer/director Todd Berger, such confidence is well deserved. "It's a Disaster" is hilarious.

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    3 comments
    tweet
    19

    Under The Radar: Linotype--The Film

    When I read that someone had made a documentary about the Linotype machine, I said “That’s for me.” It’s not that I’m automatically drawn to arcane subjects, but I had the great fortune to work with this mechanical marvel when I was an editor on my college newspaper, an...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    3

    NOFF Review: Weinstein Oscar-Fodder 'Quartet' Stars Maggie Smith

    Like "The King's Speech," "Quartet" is musty and middlebrow, set in an imagined Britain of high class and low jokes. What it lacks in period pedigree it makes up for in a steady diet of quips from the form's reigning dowager, Maggie Smith. In The Weinstein Company's hands, it will likely earn solid ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    3

    'Skyfall' Early Review Round-Up: Mendes, Craig, and Bardem Rise to the Occasion

    Early reviews for Bond 23 are glowing. Directed by Sam Mendes, "Skyfall" features Daniel Craig in his third Bond film and showcases Javier Bardem as the sinister villain and Judi Dench's M. Reviewers report that under Mendes' guidance, this James Bond might be the best of them all...

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    4 comments
    tweet
    6

    NYFF Review - 'Flight' Has Enough Realism & Spectacle To Satisfy Mainstreamers

    In Flight, Denzel Washington stars as Captain Whip Whitaker, a veteran airline pilot who miraculously crash lands a plane, saving nearly all 102 passengers onboard the flight. Afterward, Whip is hailed as a hero; however, as more is learned about Whip, and the crash landing, more questions than...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    10

    New Orleans Film Festival Review: Melissa Leo Amazes in 'Francine'

    Strange and unsettling, "Francine" begins as a miniature, a doll's house of life's loose ends. Subtly, though, it blooms. On the strength of Melissa Leo's astounding performance, it pushes outward into a troubled society of haves and have-nots — becoming, quietly but forcefully, one of the best film...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    32

    'Skyfall' Review: With Mendes at the Helm, Bond 23 is Best-Acted Ever

    The anticipation for "Skyfall" has been intense, combining curiosity as to what cerebral Sam Mendes would make of the franchise, with hope that the new film would erase "Quantum of Solace" from memory and put Daniel Craig’s 007 back on track. Mendes, Craig & Co. had to deliver. And deliver they ...

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2014Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATEThompson on Hollywood
  • Hiroshima Mon AmourWatch: Evocative Trailer For Restoration ...The Playlist
  • Women Directors Dominate the Competition ...Women and Hollywood
  • Why Matthew Warchus Returned to Film ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Bounce TV Adds Stations, Sponsors, Viewers, ...Shadow and Act
  • Watch: Kate McKinnon Wants a Threesome .../Bent
  • Rachel Boynton's "Our Brand is Crisis": ...ReelPolitik
  • Tim League Unleashes Shocking Auteur ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Crowdfund This: 'BlaxploItalian' - New ...Shadow and Act
  • Trailers From Hell on Roger Corman's ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Watch Courtney B. Vance, Gloria Reuben ...Shadow and Act
  • X-Men: Days of Future PastWatch: 4-Minute 'X-Men: Apocalypse' ...The Playlist
  • Watch: First Trailer For Indie Drama ...The Playlist
  • Trailer Watch: A Rebellious Sprite Faces ...Women and Hollywood
  • Criticwire Classic of the Week: Fritz ...Criticwire

Latest Tweets


Follow us