Tag: Movie

Film: Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four | Director Josh Trank | Score: 3.5 When superhero movies go wrong, they generally go wrong with their villains. Josh Trank’s ill-fated FF reboot certainly has that issue – in bloody spades — but that’s only the final…

DVD Film Review: Terribly Happy

Terribly Happy  |  Director Henrik Ruben Genz  |  Score: 6.1 At first impression, it would seem the new Marshall brought from Copenhagen into a small, rural town in Denmark, was the kind of cool western hero, taciturn and forcibly languid,…

Film Review: Animal Kingdom

Animal Kingdom  |  Director David Michôd  |  Score: 5.9 At first glance, Jay (James Frecheville), a young Australian man with no particular plan of action in mind, seems similar to another young, rootless cinematic character: Ben Braddock. He’s quiet, docile…

Greenberg: Blu-ray Edition

Greenberg: Blu-ray Edition  |  Director Noah Baumbach  |  Score: 6.7 If Noah Baumbach has a singular skill — and this is not to suggest the talented writer/director is regulated to just one — it’s his ability to render somewhat hateful…

A Prophet: Blu-ray Edition

A Prophet: Blu-ray Edition  |  Director Jacques Audiard |  Score: 7.4 At first, the French prison young Malik El Djebana (Tahar Rahim) is sent to seems strangely civilized, at least in comparison to its American counterpart. Prisoners are given individual…

Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks  |  Director Jay Roach  |  Score: 5.7 Cruelty can be an extremely tasty spice when paired properly with a steaming dish of savory comedy. The merciless mashing of our hopeful expectations combined with human callousness creates a…

Broken Embraces: Blu-ray Edition

Broken Embraces: Blu-ray Edition  |  Director Pedro Almodóvar  |  Score: 5.9 Our first seduction begins approximately three minutes into the film, as a blind writer named Harry Caine (Lluís Homar) beds down a young, beautiful woman who helped him across…