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

Movie Reviews

  • The Playlist
    5 comments
    tweet
    1

    Review: 'Sexual Chronicles Of A French Family' Deals Less With Wandering Minds & More With Wandering Hands

    The opening shot of “Sexual Chronicles Of A French Family” is handheld footage of a young girl in class, her eyes darting back and forth as we hear a teacher discuss the day’s lesson. She briefly looks into the shaking camera before slipping her hand underneath her skirt. She wears no undergarment, ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    3

    Review: 'High School' With Adrien Brody Is Your Standard-Issue Stoner Comedy

    There’s a long and underwhelming tradition of marijuana-fueled comedies, some overt, others less so. Even as the subgenre ages, however, it’s impossible to note the lowered aspirations of filmmakers each time out, as “pot” comedy has become part of a genre where increasingly timid filmmakers merely ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    4

    Review: 'A Cat In Paris' Is A Visually Distinctive Animated Trifle

    This year, the Best Animated Feature Oscar nominees were a wild bunch indeed – in addition to the big budget studio fare (things like “Puss in Boots” and eventual winner “Rango”), there were two independent, foreign language films (and nothing from powerhouse Pixar). One of those animated films was ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    3

    Weekend Preview: Slim Pickings Ahead

    There aren't many fresh choices at the box office this weekend. Critics deem "Snow White and The Huntsman," "For Greater Glory" and "High School" misfires, while first-person Israel/Palestine documentary and SXSW breakout "5 Broken Cameras" is the weekend ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    2 comments
    tweet
    10

    Review: Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus' Offers Eye-Popping 'Alien' Origin Myth

    Ridley Scott’s return to the genre that forged his reputation as a visionary stylist arrives weighed down by expectations it was always going to struggle to match, let alone surpass. "Prometheus" contains neither the taut, visceral chills of "Alien" nor ground-breaking aesthetic of "Blade Runner" bu...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    3 comments
    tweet
    26

    Critical Consensus: Robert Koehler and Michael Phillips Let Loose on the Best and Worst of Cannes 2012

    "I'm in the minority about "Beasts of the Southern Wild." It's flashy and imaginative; the filmmaker's got real skill, but I found that movie's technique awfully pushy."

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    26 comments
    tweet
    3

    Snow White and the Huntsman—movie review

    Sometimes, while I’m watching a bad movie, one burning question arises: “What were they thinking?” That’s what I asked myself while suffering through 'Snow White and the Huntsman', a putrid, and seemingly endless, retelling of the famous fairy tale. Grim and gruesome, it’s a soul-sucking two-hour-pl...

    Read More »
  • Peter Bogdanovich
    8 comments
    tweet
    11

    Two With Grant by Hawks: 'His Girl Friday' & 'Monkey Business'

    If you miss Cary Grant as much as I do——and I mean not only the movie star, the actor, the man, but also the kind of civilized style and ebullient, urbane and witty persona the name calls to mind——then here are two good opportunities (out of many more) to see the origina...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    7 comments
    tweet
    14

    Review & Round-Up: 'Snow White and The Huntsman' Wants To Be Everything It's Not

    "Snow White and the Huntsman" made a brave choice with first-time feature director Rupert Sanders, and the result is a muddled riff that wants to be "Lord of the Rings," "Braveheart," Robin Hood," "Willow" and "Alice in Wonderland" all at once. Universal beat the fairytale-revival ‪piñata‬ and this ...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    11 comments
    tweet
    4

    Review: 'Piranha 3DD' Dutifully Fails To Be In On The Joke

    If you're gonna go for it, go for it. That was the philosophy Alexandre Aja pursued for the bleakly funny "Piranha 3D," an orgy of death and dismemberment that indulged in the hedonism of spring break before letting loose swarms of genetically-superior fish that were decidedly playing for keeps. As ...

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • Oscar Predicts Chart 2014Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATEThompson on Hollywood
  • Zach BraffDirectors: Zach Braff Is 'Going In Style,' ...The Playlist
  • John WickCasting: Keanu Reeves Sees Tarsem's ...The Playlist
  • How to Grow a Film Festival, Despite ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Oscar Doc Contender 'Gore Vidal: The ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Kevin Hart Tries to Toughen Up Will ...Shadow and Act
  • Michael Ealy Goes Dark! Will Play Ryan ...Shadow and Act
  • Watch: Jon Stewart Crushes on Benedict ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • 'Paddington' Reviews: An Unexpected ...Criticwire
  • A Most Violent YearAlways Take The Fancy Option: Watch ...The Playlist
  • Hey New York: Check Out Queer/Art/Mentorship's .../Bent
  • American HeistWatch: Adrien Brody & Hayden Christensen ...The Playlist
  • Jurassic WorldCasting: Chris Pratt May Be A 'Cowboy ...The Playlist
  • Daily Reads: Jennifer Lawrence's Best ...Criticwire
  • Foxcatcher Fantastic Mr. FoxWatch: 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' Meets 'Foxcatcher' ...The Playlist

Latest Tweets


Follow us