I showed just over an hour early for Knight of Cups, as I figured most would have the same idea and not making into the theater seemed a very real possibility. As I arrived, a short queue had already begun to form, and the question “Is this the line for the Malick movie?” quickly became […]
Once or twice a year, sometimes more if the heavens are smiling down on us, a film critic will see a movie, leave the theater, and ask him or herself one very important question. And no, it is not the commonly posited, “what else could that money have gone to?” because films create jobs, and […]
Butter Lamp may be more a series of compelling sentences than a completed short story, but it’s unlike any Academy Award-nominated short film from this year or last. The idea is brilliantly simple: a traveling photographer sets up shop and spends a day shooting portraits for indigenous Tibetan families, bringing with his collection of large […]
50 years after its production, "For a Few Dollars More" is still every bit as impactful and tensely thrilling as the day it was made. With an incredible score that is still being sampled (mostly by Quentin Tarantino), and a lead actor that has made his own transition into directing, "For a Few Dollars More" has left a permanent mark on the cinematic landscape.
Although its wanton violence is an arguable contradiction to many of its core themes, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is a fun, hilarious, and stylish action extravaganza from one of the most creative voices working today.
“Girlhood” proves to be a fascinating and honest look at the trials and tribulations of adolescence….until the final twenty minutes, where it proceeds to abandon its previous trajectory and go completely off the rails.