July 23, 2016
Yay Ok Meh barf

The Infiltrator Review

Ok In the 1980s, cocaine was king, and South American drug lords were making just crazy bonkers money by exporting their product into America through various port cities like Miami.
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July 20, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Ghostbusters Review

So good it's almost scary

Yay The reboot from Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids) and Parks and Recreation writer Kate Dippold is actually everything you want and more, so, like good scientists, let’s examine the facts here. ... More

July 18, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Tickled Review: Global Tickling Phenomenon

Yay What first seemed a quirky TV story for New Zealand pop culture journalist David Farrier quickly took a turn into the control fetish of a well-heeled (and perhaps even dangerous) recluse. ... More

July 13, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Swiss Army Man Review

Ok Film newcomers Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are collectively known as “Daniels” for some reason, and the pair has come out swingin’ with Swiss Army Man, an indie-ish film about what it is to be alive.
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July 06, 2016 by Alex De Vore

The Secret Life of Pets Review

Barf One begins to wonder how many “this is what the toys/pets/cars/planes/appliances do when you aren’t watching” films we’re expected to suffer through at this point, and The Secret Life of Pets isn’t helping.
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July 13, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Last Cab to Darwin Review

Ok Last Cab to Darwin With a few notable exceptions, our modern culture does a piss-poor job of confronting mortality. We’re bad at dealing with our own impending death, and we’re worse when the death of a loved one is looming.
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June 29, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Yarn Review: Rhythm Section

With nary a sock or sweater, doc spins unexpected stories

Yay Something about knitting graffiti generates a joyful energy.
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July 06, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' Review

Yay Endless billows of chiffon, surreal lighting and flexible bamboo stilts—no, it’s not Cirque du Soleil, it’s acclaimed director Julie Taymor’s (The Tempest) interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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June 22, 2016 by Rose Antonelli-Fatton

Free State of Jones Review: Civil Bore

Meh There’s just something about war movies that draw us in as audiences. Oh sure, there’s the history and the shaping of nations and all that, but there’s also much to be said for the stark realism of a well-done battle scene.
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June 29, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'L’attesa' Review: Endless Waiting

The perfect film for people who love to be bored

Ok We want to like the film, we really do, but despite some standout performances and a gorgeous setting, it just never gets to the point that makes audiences forget they’re watching a movie. ... More

June 22, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Ta-Da!

Oh, oh, oh, it’s magic—and little else

Ok The original Now You See Me was not the kind of movie you saw because you thought it would actually be good.
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June 15, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Paralyzed by Awfulness

Me Before You sucks so, so hard

Barf Emilia Clarke joins Sam Claflin in Me Before You, an emotionally manipulative pile of dreck that tries so hard to make us feel anything, but winds up feeling like the longest hour and 50 minutes of your life. ... More

June 08, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Fly on the Weiner

A fly on the wall witnesses a campaign in decline via a political documentary that gets up close with Anthony Weiner

Yay Throughout Weiner, the eponymous documentary that chronicles a disgraced politician’s ill-fated run for redemption, Anthony Weiner repeatedly refers to “the thing” that ended his career.  ... More

June 01, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Crustacean Nation

Colin Farrell better learn to love, lest he be transformed into a lobster

Ok From time to time in cinema, the aspirations and ideas for a story can sound absolutely incredible, but the ultimate payoff winds up falling short.
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June 01, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Neigh!

Neigh! How a rag-tag group of misfits rebuilt their lives by becoming thoroughbred equine aficionados

Yay Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance won the coveted audience award at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival for its enchanting look at the implausible success of Dream Alliance. ... More

June 01, 2016 by Rose Antonelli-Fatton
 

Trump Paints Dark Picture

Morning Word The Republican nominee declares himself the country's savior. ... More

July 22, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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