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

Movie Reviews

  • Press Play
    3 comments
    tweet
    2

    SIMON SAYS: As another year passes, Chris Gorak's RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR reminds us where we have been

    Writer/director Chris Gorak's "The Darkest Hour" hit theaters on Christmas Day; to give you an idea of why you should be excited, here's an appreciation of Gorak's topical 2006 chiller, "Right at Your Door." “They don’t really know anything,” Rory Cochrane murmurs wonderingly at one point early o...

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    8 comments
    tweet
    16

    A Separation—movie review

    What can you say about a film that is so vividly real, and so intense, that it holds you spellbound for two hours, without letup? 'A Separation', written and directed by Asghar Farhadi, would be superior filmmaking under any circumstances. That it also enables Western audiences to relate to its Iran...

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    10 comments
    tweet
    3

    The Iron Lady—movie review

    It goes without saying that Meryl Streep is always worth watching; in the case of 'The Iron Lady', her uncanny performance as Margaret Thatcher is the best, and possibly only, reason to see this pallid biography. Screenwriter Abi Morgan does provide a primer on Thatcher’s remarkable rise from grocer...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    29 comments
    tweet
    32

    Will The Iron Lady's Nasty Reviews Hurt Meryl Streep at the Oscars?

    Well, these are not the reviews Harvey Weinstein had in mind when he backed "The Iron Lady." So far the movie is scoring 64% on Rotten Tomatoes. Stateside critics are praising Meryl Streep's impeccable portrait of a much-revered and reviled British leader, while many question Phyllida Lloyd's direct...

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    37 comments
    tweet
    168

    The Indie Film Industry Shares Their Top 10 Films of 2011

    While Terrence Malick's "The Tree of Life" took the top spot in Indiewire's's recent 2011 poll of over 160 critics, journalists and other tastemakers of the film world, this much smaller grouping of industry folks - from distributors to publiclists to filmmakers themselves - hi...

    Read More »
    MORE: Reviews, Lists
  • Indiewire
    3 comments
    tweet
    100

    Fast and Furious: The Best of 2011 in Avant-Garde Film

    A terrific year for avant-garde film and video--much more so than had been forecast for 2011- -was matched by mid-year woe and commemorative celebration as a string of successive losses reminded us that many of the great, pioneering voices of the sixties and seventies (largely considered the “...

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    0 comments
    tweet
    7

    Animated Jazz—And More

    Gordon Goodwin is a talented musician, composer, arranger—and animation buff. Years ago he got to score a pencil-test scene called “The Bedroom Argument” that was cut from 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' and unearthed for a laserdisc release of the film; you can see (and hear) it now on YouTube. H...

    Read More »
  • Leonard Maltin
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    The Last Detective and The Commander On DVD (Acorn Media)

    Guest review by Darwyn Carson - Right off, I admit there's a soft spot in my heart for British-produced mysteries and dramas. 'The Last Detective' is right at the top of my fav's list. This lighthearted BBC TV-fare, based on the 'Dangerous Davies' novels by Leslie Thomas, escaped my attention until ...

    Read More »
  • Women and Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    4

    Pariah - written and directed by Dee Rees

    Most of this review was written after screening the film at the Toronto Film Festival.  It has been augmented.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    2 comments
    tweet
    12

    Review: 'Pariah' Is So Much More Than Just This Year's 'Precious'

    Listen, we understand that sometimes in order to get some attention, indie films need glib comparisons and word out of Sundance this year was that Dee Rees' "Pariah" was this year's "Precious." However, not only is "Pariah" nothing like "Precious", it ...

    Read More »

Popular Posts


  • How Must-See 'The Case Against 8' Took ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Tribeca Film Nabs 'Listen Up Philip,' ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Kino Lorber Announces New 'Studio Classics' ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • HRW Film Fest Review: 'The Homestretch' ...Shadow and Act
  • Star Wars Guardians Of The GalaxyWatch: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' & Original ...The Playlist
  • Trailer Watch: Reese Witherspoon Continues ...Women and Hollywood
  • 'Batman' Won the Battle. Have We Lost ...Criticwire
  • Julie Taymor Wraps Up Shooting of A ...Women and Hollywood
  • Nickelodeon To Take Pitches From Attendees ...Animation Scoop
  • Steven Soderbergh's 'The Girlfriend ...The Playlist
  • Trailers from Hell Has 'Close Encounters ...Thompson on Hollywood
  • Not a Fan of the World Cup? Here's 5 .../Bent
  • Watch: John Waters and David Cronenberg .../Bent
  • The Purge: AnarchyWatch: It's A War Out There In New Trailer ...The Playlist
  • Phillip Noyce and Ewan McGregor Jump ...Thompson on Hollywood

Latest Tweets


Follow us