Category: Reviews

Liz’s Story: Back to College 2010

While attending your average summer party, a rising college sophomore like myself will be asked the same two questions perpetually throughout the evening: One,  “How was your first year at college?” and two, “are you excited to be going back…

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Mesrine: Killer Instinct  |  Director Jean-François Richet |  Score: 7.6 Jacques Mesrine was a renowned gangster in France, well-known for his brutal murders, kidnapping, bank robberies and extortion in the ’60s and ’70s, but made legendary for his sneering arrogance…

Agora

Agora  |  Director Alejandro Amenábar  |  Score: 6.0 During intermission of a play on an ancient stage in 300 A.D. Alexandria, a young philosophy student suddenly stands up before the crowd. Pledging his love and devotion to his beautiful philosophy…

The Kids Are All Right

The Kids Are All Right  |  Director Lisa Cholodenko  |  Score: 7.4 The characters and lives in Lisa Cholodenko’s films always appear fully realized and well-lived in, like a closet filled with slightly wrinkled and worn clothes. Her previous works,…

The Killer Inside Me

The Killer Inside Me  |  Dirrctor Michael Winterbottom  |  Score: 5.4 Jim Thompson was, perhaps, our most effectively amoral pulp writer. Dubbed the “Dimestore Dostoevsky,” many of his legion of better than 30 books concern bad women, miserable drifters, corrupt…