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

Movie Reviews

  • Indiewire
    4 comments
    tweet
    27

    SXSW Review: Emotional Troubled Youth Drama 'Short Term 12' Pulls Off Tricky Balance

    There is undoubtedly a bad version of "Short Term 12" that writer-director Destin Daniel Cretton ("I Am Not a Hipster") fortunately didn't make. The movie, which follows the experiences of staff and patients at the eponymous foster care home for at-risk teens, conveys a series of sentimental hooks w...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    4 comments
    tweet
    15

    SXSW Review: 'Short Term 12' A Heartrending, Heartwarming & Authentic Portrait of Life At A Foster Care Facility

    It’s Nate’s (Rami Malek) first day at the adolescent foster care facility Short Term 12, and his new coworker Mason (John Gallagher Jr., scruffy and soulful) is regaling the staff with a silly monologue about an unfortunate sharting incident he suffered in the line of duty. It's a funny tale, but it...

    Read More »
  • Shadow and Act
    1 comment
    tweet
    9

    'The Clemente Effect' Review: An Iconic Athlete and Humanitarian's Legacy Resonates

    'The Clemente Effect' Review: An Iconic Athlete and Humanitarian's Legacy Resonates

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    3

    SXSW Review: Frighteningly Dull 'Haunter' Missing Vincenzo Natali's Usual Edge & Inventiveness

    Vincenzo Natali is one of those genre filmmakers who has the rare ability to inspire loyalty in his small but vocal fan base by maintaining an aura of utter fearlessness. The director of ingenious, high concept doodles like "Cube," "Cypher," and, most importantly, the envelope pushing, outrageously ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    6 comments
    tweet
    26

    SXSW Review: '12 O'Clock Boys' Captures the Danger and the Beauty of Baltimore's Urban Dirt Bikers

    The first time we see the group of mostly young adult dirt bikers cruising down the streets of lower class Baltimore neighborhoods in "12 O'Clock Boys," the speed and intensity of their risky, unauthorized stunt work has been translated into poetry: Pitching backwards in slo-mo as they point to the ...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    3 comments
    tweet
    42

    SXSW Review: Delightful Relationship Comedy 'Drinking Buddies' Marks a Career High for Joe Swanberg

    In eight years of features, Joe Swanberg has developed a substantial body of minor works, but "Drinking Buddies" proves it had a direction. Swanberg's unabashedly scrappy profiles tend to focus on perpetually inelegant people in search of meaning in their lives as they often struggle to find romanti...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    2 comments
    tweet
    17

    SXSW Review: Is Beatles Secretary Story 'Good Ol' Freda' Really a Tell-All?

    There are two main ingredients that make "Good Ol' Freda," a documentary about The Beatles secretary Freda Kelly, stand out from countless other takes on the rise of the world's most iconic band: First of all, having worked for the group during its initial decade of existence but remained largely in...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    3 comments
    tweet
    16

    SXSW Review: Bryan Poyser's Austin Love Letter 'The Bounceback' A Sweet, Competent Antidote to Studio Romcoms

    Austin-based filmmaker Bryan Poyser's first two features, "Dear Pillow" and "Lovers of Hate," explored relationship problems by dealing in unconventionally frank ways with sex. Working on a microbudget scale, the movies had little in common with larger and considerably tamer comedy-dramas about simi...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    59 comments
    tweet
    24

    SXSW Review: 'Evil Dead' Is A Grim, Humorless, Ultraviolent Update Of A Horror Classic

    When the "Evil Dead" remake was first announced, everyone pretty much assumed that it was going to suck. This was something that star/producer Bruce Campbell acknowledged during the Q&A at last night's SXSW World Premiere. But after years of being assaulted with fan questions about a fourth installm...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    SXSW Review: Grotesque Social Satire 'Cheap Thrills' Suggests 'Jackass' Meets Michael Haneke

    Savagely assaulting the desperation of a blue collar family man, the comedic thriller "Cheap Thrills" establishes a ridiculous premise early on and takes it to various extremes, again and again, until you just have to accept the crazy venture on its own terms or simply give up. That's also the situa...

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2016Oscar Predictions 2016 Thompson on Hollywood
  • 'Furious 7' Has a Very Good Friday With ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Furious 7Box-Office: ‘Furious 7’ Revs Up Massive ...The Playlist
  • Far From Men, Viggo MortensenListen: Preview Nick Cave And Warren ...The Playlist
  • Like 'In Bruges' & 'Sexy Beast'? Watch ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Book Excerpt: Lessons from Dedicating ...Women and Hollywood
  • San AndreasWatch: California Gets Destroyed In ...The Playlist
  • BOND/360 Will Explore Plus-Size Model ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Hey NYC Writers! The Black List Launches ...Shadow and Act
  • Furious 7Watch: Say Goodbye To Paul Walker In ...The Playlist
  • Trailers From Hell on 1976's Politically ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Criticwire Survey: Great TV Show, Terrible ...Criticwire
  • Other Space,Watch: First Trailer For Paul Feig's ...The Playlist
  • BOOK REVIEW: "The Anime Encyclopedia" ...Animation Scoop
  • Watch: Don Draper Joins Social Media ...The Playlist

Latest Tweets


Follow us