Movie Reviews

Horrible Bosses 2: Cheerfully dirty

Adventures in autonomy

Often, the minds behind superhero movie franchises decide to start things off with an origin story. And often, that origin story, however mythologically compelling, is not as dramatic or interesting as what follows. Think: Batman ...

Foxcatcher does fruitful work in the land of sport

For much of its running time, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher was among my favorite films this year. Like Miller’s last movie, Moneyball, it does fruitful work in the field of sport, where lofty notions of excellence ...

You are my density

Based on what little I know of Stephen Hawking’s private and personal life, the man has never given the impression of one prone to wresting pity from gawkers. Then why rely on The Theory of ...

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I ain't 'fraid of no ghost

Just because Halloween’s over certainly doesn’t mean horror films are just put away and never to be seen again. That’s why my first pick is Nightbreed (USA, 1990).Scream Factory has just released a Blu-ray of ...

Movie Archives

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 2.0 stars

Katniss Everdeen won her murder tournament in The Hunger Games. Now she has to deal with the aftermath. Once again, the best reason for seeing a Hunger Games movie is star Jennifer Lawrence, whose protean, Old Hollywood visage brings to ...

The Hunger Games 3.0 stars

In the future, rebel districts are punished by the Reaping: every year they have to send a couple of teenagers to the Capitol. There, the kiddies fight to the death in a regulated, televised competition. Sloppily directed by Gary Ross, ...

Happy Valley 2.0 stars

The theme is right there in the opening shot: a pilgrim’s parade of trucks and RVs, winding their way through bucolic countryside on their way to tailgate before a Penn State football game. But oh, what’s that in the lower ...

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