“The Fault In Our Stars,” occasionally shortened to “TFIOS,” might just have been the most anticipated film of 2014 for lovers of the young adult novel. Adapted from John Green’s #1 bestseller, “TFIOS” follows the story of Hazel, a young girl fighting against lung cancer. At a support group for fellow “cancer kids” Hazel meets […]
When writer/director Richard Linklater first visited the Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio back in 2000, he was still a relatively unknown filmmaker with a cult following. Boy, how times have changed. Now an internationally renowned auteur, Linklater returned to Columbus for the first time in almost fifteen years on July […]
Time travel films are becoming a bit of a genre in and of themselves. There are a multitude of them, with their own tropes, clichés, and stereotypical plot elements. “Los Cronocrimenes,” unfortunately, plays right into most of these clichés, creating a very predictable film that can’t really be said to thrill at all. Of course, […]
Despite its glaringly obvious flaws, "Hercules" is a grandly staged, entertaining, old-fashioned adventure movie that takes a unique look at the infamous tale by cutting the mythical son of Zeus down to human size (or as human as you can get whilst being played by Dwayne Johnson).
“It takes a minnow to catch a barracuda, a barracuda to catch a shark.” In Hamburg, Germany, the city where the September 11th attacks were planned, Günter Bachmann (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) leads a secret, off-the-books anti-terrorism operation. His strategy is to assimilate his team with the Islamic community, establishing contacts (the minnows) that can lead […]