Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Review

  • The Playlist
    3 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: Gangster Comedy 'Rob The Mob' Starring Michael Pitt, Nina Arianda & Andy Garcia Is A Pure Joy

    It feels like we haven't had a good mob movie in a long time. We're talking real Italian-style paisanos; tracksuits, wife-beaters, food metaphors, and grease everywhere. Raymond De Felitta may have been feeling the same kind of nostalgia in the air, because his new movie "Rob The Mob" plays out like...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: Documentary 'The Missing Picture' Is Shocking, Poignant And Soulful

    Part documentary, part autobiographical art experiment and part defiant act of memorialization, it’s easy to see why Cambodian film “The Missing Picture,” scored an Oscar nomination slot for Best Foreign Language Film. The combination of its novel, hand-crafted approach with a story that on the wide...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    4 comments
    tweet
    0

    New Directors/New Films Review: 'A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night' Is A New Vampire Classic

    For a while it looked like zombies would be the reigning pop culture creature of the night, what with the popularity of "The Walking Dead" on TV and "World War Z" on the big screen. Vampires, after all, had seen their moment in the moon but then the "Twilight" saga ended, "True Blood" was canceled a...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    7 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: Marvel's 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & Robert Redford

    He might not be a space Viking or a talking raccoon, but Captain America was almost as tricky a character to bring to the screen in the 21st century as some of his Marvel contemporaries — standing for sincerity and purity in an age of grittiness and irony, and wearing the stars-and-stripes in an age...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    25 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac: Volume II' Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jamie Bell & Shia LaBeouf

    Lars von Trier's two-part, multi-version “Nymphomaniac” is destined to divide opinion the way it is itself divided down the middle (and as if it wasn't different enough to different viewers, there are also multiple versions: this is a review of the shorter, theatrical cut of the second volume). If “...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: 'Teenage' A Clever Look At Youth Culture That Could Use A Bit More Maturity

    The common perspective is that teenagers are strange, uncertain creatures, temperamental, stubborn, hard to discipline and quick to rebel, and while there is some truth in those descriptions, they ignore the undeniable impact the demographic has had on history and culture. Indeed, teenagers are such...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: 'It Felt Like Love' A Poetic, Expressive Look At Female Desire

    The debut feature film from writer/director Eliza Hittman, "It Felt Like Love," is a poetic, expressive exploration of a young girl's sexuality during one hot Brooklyn summer. Lila is lonely and inexperienced, tagging along with her friend Chiara and her boyfriend Patrick as they explore Rockaway be...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    10 comments
    tweet
    0

    Review: James Franco's 'Maladies' With Catherine Keener & David Strathairn Is Alienating And Dull

    Carrying the dubious distinction of being a film that managed to try our patience after just five minutes, “Maladies” is for us best summed up in one word: wasteful. It is wasteful of the considerable talents of a fabulous cast, wasteful of a pleasingly off-kilter visual approach, and wasteful of ou...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Review: Sci-fi And Creative Passion Celebrated In 'Jodorowsky's Dune'

    "How the hell did this not happen?" is the question that trembled in our brain after we watched Frank Pavich's riotous yet loving and meticulous documentary about one of cinema's greatest what-if stories: the white whale that is Alejandro Jodorowsky's version of Frank Herbert's sine qua non sci-fi c...

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    Review: Absurdly Nihilistic 'Cheap Thrills' Starring David Koechner, Sara Paxton, Pat Healy & More

    It was only a matter of time before the recent hyper-raunchy comedy style exemplified by "The Hangover" (and repurposed, in watered-down form, for things like "Identity Thief" and "Horrible Bosses"), would take a dark, seedily indie-movie turn. And that's what "Cheap Thrills," really is: it's the hy...

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Johanna ...Women and Hollywood
  • The Real-Life Exorcisms Of Latoya Ammons ...Shadow and Act
  • MaidanWatch: Trailer For Sergei Loznitsa's ...The Playlist