Does one of the greatest Disney films of all time still surpass competition even twenty years later? By the early 1990’s, it was clear that Disney animation had finally risen back to its former glory. Disney films were grander, more ambitious in scale, and simply exceptional. No film highlights the legendary Disney Renaissance better than […]
“Fatherland” is a 2013 South African documentary that follows a group of boys as they go through a military-style camp in the South African bush. Unbeknownst to the boys prior to their arrival, the camp serves not only as a sort of military experience boot camp, but also an indoctrination camp, teaching the boys that […]
Toni Collette may seem like a shape-shifting actress, but if her best performances (like in “The Way Way Back,” “Little Miss Sunshine,” and “The Hours”) have taught us anything it’s that she does have a type: the third or fourth billed secret weapon. Directors know she’ll find nuance with any amount of material, but limit […]
Although "Jersey Boys" suffers from a refusal to deepen its exposé on The Four Seasons, the film coasts for almost two and a half hours on exciting performances from its four leads and a soundtrack of classic hits.
Guilt is one of the strongest motivating factors in altering the trajectory of one’s persona. It can be a benevolent force, righting the ship after taking stock of past indiscretions. But perhaps more often than not it casts an anchor that plunges one further into unhealthy behavior. The guilt-ridden often seek refuge in the cause […]
Here’s what’s new to Netflix Instant for the week of June 16. Top Picks 2 Autumns, 3 Winters (2013) Directed by Sébastien Betbeder Mumblecore meets Woody Allen in the French film “2 Autumns, 3 Winters,” which chronicles a year in the life of four Parisians. Arman, played with a sincere and goofy likability by Vincent […]
Nostalgia is a risky business. Sometimes, we have to come with terms with the realisation that something that we loved in childhood really wasn’t that great, and that our obsession with a certain television show, musical artist, or film was simply a result of unrefined taste and lack of higher-quality art with which to compare […]