The Grab Bag (Jul. 22, 2014)

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Published on: July 22, 2014

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Best of Lists

“I’ll Drink to That…”: Top 10 Alcoholic Movie Characters

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

  • Excerpt: Alcoholism in the movies have been played for both dramatic and comical effect. In fact some of the binge drinking done on the big screen have garnered considerable praise and pathos resulting in many performers winning Oscars and Oscar nominations based on this very serious addiction.

Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

  • Excerpt: The old saying goes is that if you want to win an Academy Award then the best way is to undertake playing a disabled part or portraying a famous personality in a biopic. In some cases, actors have accomplished both themes and reached their Oscar-attaining goals

Lip Service: The Top 10 Movie Catchphrases

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

  • Excerpt: The obligatory movie catchphrase…memorable golden dialogue for the cinematic soul. What film fan does not enjoy reciting and repeating their favorite movie quotes?

Sound on Sight: Top 10 Random “Sound” and “Sight” Movie Titles

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

  • Excerpt: Specifically, we can recognize Sound on Sight by acknowledging movie names that contain the words “sound” and “sight” in their titles.

Interviews

AFTERMATH Director Talks Production, Horror & Working with Edward Furlong

Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth

David Ichioka of “The Boxtrolls”

Nell Minow @ Rogerebert.com

  • Excerpt: LAIKA’s films are made in stop-motion, “the antithesis of modern filmmaking.” Normal films are created by making still photos of a moving thing. Stop motion is posing and composing still pictures that are stationary but making it look like motion.

Divine Grace: Minks Stole Remembers the World’s Biggest Star

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Planes: Fire & Rescue’s Erik Estrada

Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous

The Purge: Anarchy Star Frank Grillo

Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous

Richard Linklater of “Boyhood”

Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom

  • Excerpt: “This is an odd movie, because it’s a period piece film, but we were filming it in the present tense,” he explained. “You don’t get that opportunity very often.” Knowing as you film that what you are shooting won’t be seen for another decade, “you kind of look at that differently. Film’s a powerful recorder of the present. If you look at a silent film, even if you don’t like the movie, it’s a great record of how people lived and what fashions were. I had no agenda, but I thought this would demarcate its era, just by its own existence.”

Festivals: General Coverage

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Happy Birthday: Susan Granger

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Published on: July 22, 2014

OFCS member Susan Granger celebrates her birthday today, July 22. Please help us congratulate her and wish her well.

You can visit her website: Susan Granger.

Classics and Other Films on DVD (Jul. 21, 2014)

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Published on: July 21, 2014

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

Atlantic City

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: “Atlantic City” is full of compact social editorializing that elevates its seemingly run-of-the-mill trappings into something sublime by way of its emotionally dependent characters.

The Big Chill

Jamie S. Rich @ Criterion Confessions

  • Excerpt: nd yet, again, I must stress, The Big Chill is an enjoyable movie. I don’t think it’s a very good one, but it’s pretty easy to watch.

Fort Apache

Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night

It Happened One Night

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit

  • Excerpt: Mr. Deeds Goes to a Town is a heartwarming slice of Americana with picture-perfect performances from Jean Arthur and Gary Cooper.

Paris Blues

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Martin Ritt’s 1961 jazz-infused drama Paris Blues is one of those films that, once you’ve seen it, you’re kind of shocked that people don’t talk about it more. A joint vehicle for Sidney Poitier and Paul Newman, Paris Blues is a Kazan-like social narrative that juxtaposes new Hollywood method with old Hollywood romanticism and somehow let’s both win without compromising either.

Pink Flamingos

Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com

  • Excerpt: John Waters’s second movie not only set the low bar for just how gross a midnight movie could be in 1972, “Pink Flamingos” remains to this day the most cogently transgressive and anarchic film ever made.

Separate Tables

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Delbert Mann’s cinematic adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s Separate Tables is a terrific drama that grapples with some heavy issues with a delicate touch and sensitive insight. An all-star cast, including Oscar-winners David Niven and Deborah Kerr, as well as a forceful performance by Burt Lancaster, brings the varying population of a British hotel to life.

Sex, Lies, and Videotape

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

To Catch a Thief

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews

  • Excerpt: Over the years, however, the film achieved the status as a cult film and is now widely accepted as an outright classic. It’s easy to see why.

You Can’t Take It With You

Kristen Lopez @ Journeys in Classic Film

Recent Home Video Releases

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Happy Birthday: Marco Albanese

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Published on: July 20, 2014

OFCS member Marco Albanese celebrates his birthday today, July 20. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Stanz di Cinema.

This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jul. 18-20, 2014)

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Published on: July 19, 2014

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Jul. 18-20, 2014

Wide (United States)

Planes: Fire & Rescue

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The Purge: Anarchy

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Sex Tape

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Limited (United States)

Alive Inside

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An extraordinary documentary about the healing power of music as medicine for the soul.

I Origins

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A spiritual movie about the eyes, science, reincarnation, and the great mysteries of life.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …a bunch of mumbo jumbo parading as deep thought, a concept in search of a movie.

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Mood Indigo

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Breathtaking imagery and heaps of whimsical charm, but is often exhausting at the same time.

Video Games: The Movie

[New Today] Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine

Wish I Was Here

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Reviews: Wish I Was Here (2014)

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Published on: July 18, 2014

wish_i_was_hereReviews for this film from our members:

  • Erik Childress @ Film Threat
    • Excerpt: Braff’s heart is very much “in it” as Natalie Portman’s Sam would say, and while his character fantasizes about science fiction role-playing, the complete storyteller is looking for the reality in our everyday fictions and how it applies to all of us.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Braff has made a coming of age saga for a grown man. It works in part, his central theme a good one, but his more puerile filmmaking tendencies weaken its impact. Hudson, however, is excellent, the most mature element of a too fanciful film.
  • [New - 7/18/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: For brief moments, Wish I Was Here gets it, only to return to its distancing ways.
  • [New - 7/18/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Zach Braff had to wait 10 long years to try and recreate Garden State’s magic…and he swings and misses.
  • Kristen Lopez @ Award
    • Excerpt: Wish I Was Here is a vanity project trying to recapture the same themes, but Braff is no longer adrift
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Never becomes anything more than an enemic sit-com leavened with heavy-handed doses of mawkishness. ‘Wish I Was Here’ will make you wish you weren’t.

This Week at the Movies, Part 1 (Jul. 18-20, 2014)

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Published on: July 18, 2014

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Jul. 18-20, 2014

Wide (United States)

Planes: Fire & Rescue

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

The Purge: Anarchy

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Sex Tape

For member reviews of this film, follow this link

Limited (United States)

Alive Inside

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: An extraordinary documentary about the healing power of music as medicine for the soul.

I Origins

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com

  • Excerpt: A spiritual movie about the eyes, science, reincarnation, and the great mysteries of life.

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: …a bunch of mumbo jumbo parading as deep thought, a concept in search of a movie.

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk

Mood Indigo

Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie

  • Excerpt: Breathtaking imagery and heaps of whimsical charm, but is often exhausting at the same time.

Video Games: The Movie

Daniel Carlson @ Movie Mezzanine

Wish I Was Here

Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews

  • Excerpt: Braff has made a coming of age saga for a grown man. It works in part, his central theme a good one, but his more puerile filmmaking tendencies weaken its impact. Hudson, however, is excellent, the most mature element of a too fanciful film.

Kristen Lopez @ Award

  • Excerpt: Wish I Was Here is a vanity project trying to recapture the same themes, but Braff is no longer adrift

Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion

  • Excerpt: Never becomes anything more than an enemic sit-com leavened with heavy-handed doses of mawkishness. ‘Wish I Was Here’ will make you wish you weren’t.

2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Reviews: Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014)

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Published on: July 17, 2014

planes_fire_and_rescueReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 7/17/14] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: Entertaining animated sequel in which the superstar crop duster learns to deal with disappointment and put others ahead of himself.
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Gannaway and his animators have done a great job illustrating the dangers and logistics of mountain set fire fighting (the fires themselves are photo realistic), but one wonders how much of this will be understood by the demographic the film is aimed at
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • [New - 7/18/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Zach Braff had to wait 10 long years to try and recreate Garden State’s magic…and he swings and misses.
  • [New - 7/18/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Zach Braff had to wait 10 long years to try and recreate Garden State’s magic…and he swings and misses.
  • [New - 7/18/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Zach Braff had to wait 10 long years to try and recreate Garden State’s magic…and he swings and misses.

Reviews: The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

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Published on: July 17, 2014

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Reviews: Sex Tape (2014)

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Published on: July 17, 2014

sex_tapeReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 7/17/14] | Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Even the very title, SEX TAPE, indicates how out of step this movie is with the times.
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: Too bad no one thought to call the technical support number. This whole mess could have been avoided.
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: There are flashes of potential here … but Sex Tape possesses too much comedic insecurity to do anything of value with them.
  • [New - 7/18/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Zach Braff had to wait 10 long years to try and recreate Garden State’s magic…and he swings and misses.
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A farce that tries so hard to be naughty without becoming tasteless and raunchy without becoming gross that it winds up exhausting its stars as well as the audience, while never achieving the hilarity it’s straining for.

Reviews: Venus in Fur (2014)

Categories: 2013 Films
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Published on: July 17, 2014

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Happy Birthday: Dustin Freeley

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Published on: July 17, 2014

OFCS member Dustin Freeley celebrates his birthday today, July 17. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Movies About Gladiators.

Happy Birthday: Paulo Peralta

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Published on: July 17, 2014

OFCS member Paulo Peralta celebrates his birthday today, July 17. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Cineuphoria.

The Grab Bag (Jul. 15, 2014)

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Published on: July 15, 2014

OFCS members don’t just write film reviews. Here are several articles you might find interesting.

Best of Lists

“Haht” of Gold: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actors from Massachusetts

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

  • Excerpt: As a native Bostonian and life long New Englander, I felt compelled to spotlight those Massachusetts-born and bred actors from the same region that had ultimate success on the big screen in winning the Oscar for their acting achievement and contribution to the motion picture industry.

Enjoy Your Stay: The Top 10 Movies About Hotels/Motels

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

  • Excerpt: We all from time to time enjoy a comfortable stay when vacationing anywhere in the world. So why should movie characters not appreciate a great place to stay as well?

Kid’s Corner: Top 10 Steven Spielberg-Directed Child-Centric Films

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

Salt and Pepper: Top 10 Black and White Movie Tandems

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

  • Excerpt: Whether amiable or adversarial the pairing of interracial tandems makes for an interesting sociological study in cinema where tension, togetherness, stereotypical profiling and mutual or reluctant acceptance makes for some captivating film fodder.

You’re in the Minority: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Actresses of Color

Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight

  • Excerpt: An Oscar-winning actress is an exceptional artist no matter what shade, race or ethnicity she represents.

Interviews

Lucky 13: Daniel Stamm on developing, casting and directing 13 Sins

Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film

Festivals: General Coverage

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Happy Birthday: James Kendrick

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Published on: July 15, 2014

OFCS member James Kendrick celebrates his birthday today, July 15. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Q Network.

Happy Birthday: Rob Hunter

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Published on: July 15, 2014

OFCS member Rob Hunter celebrates his birthday today, July 15. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Film School Rejects.

Classics and Other Films on DVD (Jul. 14, 2014)

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Published on: July 14, 2014

Here are our latest reviews of films on DVD.

Reviews of Classic Films

7 Women

Roderick Heath @ Ferdy on Films

  • Excerpt: John Ford’s 7 Women stands up with a crucially similar film released the same year, Robert Wise’s The Sand Pebbles, as the first work put out by Hollywood that feels assuredly like a metaphor for America’s deepening involvement in Vietnam.

Caught (1949)

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: The tug-of-war for the lady’s affections touches on some very dark topics, and the bad things that Ryan does to his bride are very bad indeed, making for a disarming, potent tale about the extreme vagaries of the heart.

The Lost Moment

Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk

  • Excerpt: Martin Gabel’s Henry James-adaptation The Lost Moment may be the actor’s only directorial effort, but it’s a fairly strong one all the same. Robert Cummings stars as a conniving publisher looking to secure the love letters of a long-departed romantic poet, sidling up to Agnes Moorehead, the aging recipient of those missives.

The Rise and Fall of “Legs” Diamond

Peter Nellhaus @ Coffee Coffee and more Coffee

Tora! Tora! Tora!

Roderick Heath @ This Island Rod

  • Excerpt: The filmmakers make it clear that what’s coming, from Midway to the Atom Bomb, will be a calamity, and any time this Pandora’s box is opened is a grim one for humanity in general.

Recent Home Video Releases

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Happy Birthday: Jennie Kermode

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Published on: July 14, 2014

OFCS member Jennie Kermode celebrates her birthday today, July 14. Please help us congratulate her and wish her well.

You can visit her website: Eye for Film.

Happy Birthday: Keith Uhlich

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Published on: July 13, 2014

OFCS member Keith Uhlich celebrates his birthday today, July 13. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Time Out New York and Slant Magazine.

This Week at the Movies, Part 2 (Jul. 11-13, 2014)

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Published on: July 12, 2014

Because of embargoes (those happy little restrictions on when critics can post reviews, good or bad), a lot of our critics aren’t able to share links with you until release day. Here are some last-minute reviews for this weekend’s upcoming films. We’ve kept in all the reviews posted yesterday as well so you can have more help in deciding what to see (if you haven’t already).

Our critics have been hard at work reviewing the latest films. Here is a look at what’s coming out this weekend (in select cities, check your local listings) and what else may be in theaters right now.

Opening: Jul. 11-13, 2014

Wide (United States)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

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Expanding (United States)

Begin Again

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Limited (United States)

Boyhood

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Land Ho!

David Bax @ Battleship Pretension

  • Excerpt: Katz’s team-up with Martha Stephens (she made 2012’s Pilgrim Song, which I have not seen), Land Ho!, is full of respectable filmmaking acumen but contains none of the quirk that makes a movie rise above mere time-passing. It’s a pleasant enough experience on the surface but its lack of identity leaves a void into which rushes, whether intentionally or not, some of the more regrettable aspects of its lead characters.

Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com

  • Excerpt: A charming comical confection and en enticing Islandic travelogue…

Long Way Down

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2014 Films In Theaters Now In Select Areas

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Happy Birthday: Jake Cole

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Published on: July 12, 2014

OFCS member Jake Cole celebrates his birthday today, July 12. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Armchair Critic and Spectrum Culture.

Happy Birthday: Matthew Thrift

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Published on: July 12, 2014

OFCS member Matthew Thrift celebrates his birthday today, July 12. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: Cinephile and Little White Lies.

Happy Birthday: Matthew Lucas

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Published on: July 12, 2014

OFCS member Matthew Lucas celebrates his birthday today, July 12. Please help us congratulate him and wish him well.

You can visit his website: From the Front Row and In Review Online.

Reviews: Boyhood (2014)

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Published on: July 11, 2014

boyhoodReviews for this film from our members:

  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: ‘Boyhood’ reveals itself as something deeper, more noteworthy and ambitious than even its remarkable production would suggest, for Linklater has given us nothing less than a cinematic approximation of human memory.
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A playful-yet-serious rumination on sexual gamesmanship presented through a form of theatrical artifice that Polanski embraces while giving it cinematic polish.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: One of the best and most memorable films ever made about the art of improvisation as a path of wisdom, creativity, and personal renewal.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …will have you reflecting on your own life, all those moments big and small, many of which represented crossroads you may not have seen at the time.
  • Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • [New - 7/18/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Zach Braff had to wait 10 long years to try and recreate Garden State’s magic…and he swings and misses.
  • Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
    • Excerpt: But what is truly moving is seeing her succumb to her own happiness–having a successful career, watching her children grow up in their own ways, and even getting that unexpected compliment from their father and her first husband (played by Ethan Hawke) who reaffirmed that, hey, in spite of everything she did alright.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: An audacious coming-of-age tale unique in the history of cinema; deeply moving and beautifully authentic.
  • [New - 7/18/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Zach Braff had to wait 10 long years to try and recreate Garden State’s magic…and he swings and misses.
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A playful-yet-serious rumination on sexual gamesmanship presented through a form of theatrical artifice that Polanski embraces while giving it cinematic polish.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: The sum total of these excellent scenes is a pretty impressive whole, the image of a life lovingly observed.
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A playful-yet-serious rumination on sexual gamesmanship presented through a form of theatrical artifice that Polanski embraces while giving it cinematic polish.
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A playful-yet-serious rumination on sexual gamesmanship presented through a form of theatrical artifice that Polanski embraces while giving it cinematic polish.

Reviews: Rage (2014)

Categories: 2013 Films
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Published on: July 11, 2014

rageReviews for this film from our members:

  • José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Nuevo pagadeudas de Nicolas Cage, en esta ocasión con el español Paco Cabezas detrás de las cámaras. Esperemos que al cineasta le sirva para abrir puertas en Hollywood, porque no le vemos más utilidad a este mini thriller de acción.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Tedious. dim-witted action thriller – a total waste of time.
  • Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A playful-yet-serious rumination on sexual gamesmanship presented through a form of theatrical artifice that Polanski embraces while giving it cinematic polish.
  • Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: A pulpy, no-nonsense vigilante number that could have been scripted by computer program … Say what you will about Cage, he gives the viewer his money’s worth in tics, mad-dog froth.
  • Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: A bloody cautionary tale about how revenge can backfire.
  • [New - 7/17/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A playful-yet-serious rumination on sexual gamesmanship presented through a form of theatrical artifice that Polanski embraces while giving it cinematic polish.
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