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

Movie Reviews

  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet

    Review 'Machete Kills' Starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Mel Gibson, Demian Bichir & Carlos Estevez

    Robert Rodriguez isn't one for false pleasantries: if you didn't like "Machete," you really won't think much of "Machete Kills," and he's okay with that. This sequel to the 2010 actioner seems to exist mostly for his hardcore base and as a favor for good friend Danny Trejo, who plays the pockmarked,...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    2 comments
    tweet

    Review: 'Clerks' Meets 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' With A Dungeons & Dragons Twist In The Fascinating 'Zero Charisma'

    Directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews' directorial debut (from Matthews' screenplay) centers on a highly unlikable character who has alienated himself from social responsibility -- and forces you to sympathize with him against all odds.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    13 comments
    tweet

    Review: James Franco's 'As I Lay Directing' (TRAILER)

    As the ever prolific James Franco's Cormac McCarthy adaptation "Child of God" continues to win strong reviews at NYFF (having premiered at Venice), his Cannes William Faulkner adaptation "As I Lay Dying" has a limited theatrical release October 11. Check out our review, below.

    Read More »
  • Press Play
    2 comments
    tweet

    Kubrick in Reverse: The Earthly Pull of GRAVITY

    Far from being a mere homage to Kubrick's "2001," Cuarón's "Gravity" offers an ingenious and moving revision and critique of its predecessor, one that begins in the stars but returns us to our own earthly soil.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet

    Review: James Franco's Ambitious Adaptation Of William Faulkner's 'As I Lay Dying'

    To be certain, James Franco has never been lacking in ambition. From the meta quasi-doc "Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is)" to the Hart Crane biopic "The Broken Tower" to the kinky "Interior. Leather Bar." to the primate co-starring "The Ape," Franco has leapt into filmmakin...

    Read More »
  • SydneysBuzz
    23 comments
    tweet

    'Gravity', Jr. = 'Europa Report'

    Just saw Gravity (Warner Bros. Worldwide) in 3D at the Arclight Hollywood, having missed its Gala Premiere in Toronto where the line to see even the Press and Industry screening wound around corners on the street, up stairs and around the theater interior like a snake. So glad to have seen it in th...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    2 comments
    tweet

    Review and Roundup: Critics Love 'Gloria,' Chile's Must-See Foreign-Language Oscar Contender

    A review and roundup of "Gloria," Chile's entry for the Foreign-Language Oscar, directed by Sebastian Lelio and starring Paulina Garcia in the title role.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    14 comments
    tweet

    Review: Alicia Keys-Scored 'The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete' Is Earnest, Sweet and Aimless

    Director George Tillman Jr.'s filmography includes star-studded studio projects like "Men of Honor" and "Notorious," but you wouldn't guess it from the ultra-sincere "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete," an earnest tale of two lower class kids spending the summer on their own in the Brooklyn p...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet

    Filmmakers You Should Know: Transmedia Storyteller Katerina Cizek Has Just Outdone Herself, with Help from the New York Times

    As transmedia has come and gone as a buzz word and various other words have come to take its place (will we agree on "Interactive storytelling"?), two things remain certain: The National Film Board of Canada has devoted the most resources, time, and energy to ensuring this mode of storytelling evol...

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    3 comments
    tweet

    A Helluva Life, Making Movies

    I can’t think of many producers or studio executives who have penned memoirs. I also can’t imagine one being more entertaining or enlightening than David V. Picker’s "Musts, Maybes and Nevers," which earns my heartiest recommendation.

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2016Oscar Predictions 2016 UPDATE Thompson on Hollywood
  • Creed, Ryan CooglerWhy the 'Creed' Sequel Needs Ryan C ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Google Initiative on Gender & Race Leads ...SydneysBuzz
  • Danai Gurira Will Play Afeni Shakur ...Shadow and Act
  • DGA, 2015 nomsAlejandro G. Inarritu, Tom McCarthy, ...The Playlist
  • Triple 9Watch: Intense New Trailer For 'Triple ...The Playlist
  • How Samatha Bee's New Late Night Show ...Women and Hollywood
  • Hail CaesarWatch: It's Complicated In The New Trailer ...The Playlist
  • Knight Of CupsSanta Barbara International Film Festival ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Kevin Hart Readies Biggest Comedy Tour In History With The 'WHAT NOW? TOUR'Trailer: Kevin Hart Readies Biggest ...Shadow and Act
  • MavisHBO to Air 17 Docs in Spring 2016; Subjects ...Women and Hollywood
  • Mike Nichols directing 'The Graduate'Trailer Watch: Elaine May's PBS Portrait ...Women and Hollywood
  • Star Wars: The Force AwakensJ.J. Abrams Says ‘Star Wars: The Force ...The Playlist
  • MoonwalkersReview: 'Moonwalkers' Starring Ron Perlman ...The Playlist
  • Daily News Roundup: 'Teen Wolf' Star .../Bent

Latest Tweets


Follow us