Reviews: Are You Here (2014)

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Published on: September 18, 2014

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  • [New - 8/21/14] | Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: Originally titled You Are Here when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013, it’s as if the refashioning of statement to question is posed for anyone left in the audience that stayed until the end credits.
  • [New - 8/28/14] | Travis Hopson @ Examiner
    • Excerpt: Weiner has gathered a cast built for comedy but there’s a breakdown suffered somewhere along the way.
  • [New - 8/21/14] | Stacia Kissick Jones @ She Blogged By Night
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: If you wonder when precisely you should give up hope on Are You Here ever metamorphosing into a good movie, it’s about halfway through when perpetually stoned city boy Owen Wilson chases a chicken around the farm trying to catch it and kill it for that evening’s meal.
  • [New - 8/21/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: It’s fairly certain that while watching it you’ll wish you were somewhere else.

Reviews: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)

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Published on: September 18, 2014

disappearance_of_eleanor_rigbyReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 9/18/14] | Marina Antunes @ Row Three
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: ‘Them’ is a combination of two other, standalone films, and as lovely as it would be to ignore that fact, the knowledge that the picture was originally something else hangs over it like an albatross. It’s a very good film, but throughout it, its phantom limbs tingle, hinting that it was something much more special before its Frankenstein job.
  • [New - 9/11/14] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: One of Best Films of 2014 with its fresh insights into love, loss, marriage, and family life.
  • [New - 9/12/14] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Benson’s writing never feels anything but honest down to its smallest details and his exceptional cast is one of the best ensembles of the year.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them does not play fair with the audience or its characters.
  • [New - 9/11/14] | Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Benson shot for the moon with his first feature film, really shooting two and trying to show them back-to-back. A more courageous studio would have given him the chance.
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: A compelling, empathetic and perceptive character study, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” actually explores its characters, while being kind to them and still letting life throw them around.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Reviews: The Guest (2014)

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Published on: September 18, 2014

guestReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 9/18/14] | Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: the kind of film genre fans endlessly seek but so rarely find in today’s glut of mind-numbingly staged grandstanding.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: Stevens is incredibly effective in a role that an actor could easily miscalculate.
  • [New - 9/11/14] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: “[C]inema is over, man, and there’s nothing left but a death spiral of sarcastic self-reference reflecting and refracting around a dismal hall of movie mirrors and taunting us with the echoing emptiness our creatively bankrupt souls.”
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Brent McKnight @ Beyond Hollywood
    • Excerpt: The Guest is a fun, taut thriller that hits where it needs to, keeps up the pace throughout, and should prove more than satisfactory, especially for those of you with a proclivity towards the low-budget exploitation fare of a bygone era.
  • [New - 9/5/14] | Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Invite him to stay…
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: Adam Wingard pays homage to the horror genre, by adhering to the distinct conventionalities with a tongue firmly in his cheek.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Grade-A trash, an absurdly enjoyable piece of pulp hokum that’s a throwback to some of the best B-movies of the seventies and eighties.

Reviews: The Last of Robin Hood (2014)

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last_of_robin_hoodReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 8/28/14] | Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: While the material is unerringly fascinating and features a trio of notable names, it’s a rendition that feels a bit too polished and hardly as seedy as it should be.
  • [New - 8/28/14] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …the shoddy production [the directors] have constructed around their stars undermines a remarkable performance from Kline, who so slips into Flynn’s skin one forgets one is watching an actor playing an actor.
  • [New - 9/12/14] | Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • [New - 9/5/14] | Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: …a hackneyed script and a low-budget production keep the biopic from being definitive or essential.
  • [New - 8/28/14] | Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Kevin Kline works acting magic here by becoming Errol Flynn after the booze and philandering have taken their toll.

Reviews: The Maze Runner (2014)

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  • [New - 9/18/14] | Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
  • [New - 9/18/14] | José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Aburrido nuevo intento de enganchar a la chavalada con una franquicia de ciencia-ficción nacida de una saga literaria. Puesta en escena correcta, moderna, atormentada, y poco que contar. Si funciona, habrá más; si no, no.
  • [New - 9/19/14] | William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: It’s been a while since an otherwise capable, even rousing genre film has been this completely obliterated by its own conclusion.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It essentially just leads us into another maze but it feels like running into a brick wall. That’s entertainment?
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This is a film that thrives on its mystery. It’s a pretty good one, too…
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Frantic yet utterly familiar sci-fi fantasy, filled with twists and turns
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: What holds The Maze Runner in standby? We spend most of our time in Jail or Free Parking and are hardly ever running around the game board.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: While a concoction of familiar elements can still work if pulled off with an identity of its own or a fresh thematic point to make, “The Maze Runner” doesn’t have much of either. It has an intriguing setup with impressive production values that leads to a non-event of a conclusion.
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Brent McKnight @ Paste Magazine
    • Excerpt: The Maze Runner smarter than most, thematically interesting, unique enough to make it stand out in a crowded landscape, and this is a franchise you won’t mind coming back to a few more times.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: Just another Hunger Games-lite young adult adaptation, or a teenage-skewing episode of The Twilight Zone? The Maze Runner is refreshingly small-scale B-movie that doesn’t bother with the more self-serious aspects of its genre cohorts and instead delivers an engaging little thriller that fully delivers on its Lost-meets-Lord of the Flies premise.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: As far as these sorts of pictures go, it’s not terrible–neither as good as ‘The Hunger Games’ nor as bad as ‘The Giver.’

Reviews: The Skeleton Twins (2014)

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Published on: September 18, 2014

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  • [New - 9/12/14] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: What makes this film work are the performances of former SNL colleagues Hader and Wiig, whose natural bond through good times and bad is one of the best depictions of siblings on screen since “You Can Count On Me,” a film which this one bears more than a little resemblance to.
  • [New - 9/12/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: It seems unlikely that The Skeleton Twins is aiming for something so simplistic, considering how much suffering it packs into the story, but simplistic is what it is.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘The Skeleton Twins’ Proves That Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader Are Ready For Prime Time
  • [New - 9/11/14] | Brent McKnight @ Paste Magazine
    • Excerpt: Funny, touching, and heartfelt, “The Skeleton Twins” is a fantastic vehicle for its stars, and a moving portrait of the various things family can mean.
  • [New - 9/11/14] | Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: Hader and Wiig have made a bold choice for their first major dramatic turn. Their performances as Milo and Maggie allow them to subtly tweak their own comic personas, playing the same basic types that made them famous but more or less showing what they’d be like on their worst days.

Reviews: This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

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Published on: September 18, 2014

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Reviews: Tracks (2014)

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tracksReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 9/18/14] | Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: Early on in John Curran’s Tracks, which charts the 2,000 mile journey of Robyn Davidson across the desert in 1975 Australia, you’re bound to ask yourself, “What’s the reason for all this again?”
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The stars aligned for British director John Curran (“The Painted Veil”) and he has created a spectacular adventure story without losing Robyn’s personal, interior journey.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Tracks’ is the expectable chronicle of a young woman’s 1,700 mile journey across the harsh deserts of West Australia with four camels and her dog.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: A career-best performance from Mia Wasikowska
  • Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: An inspirational, rousing watch that makes you feel every step of its gruelling journey.

Reviews: Tusk (2014)

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tuskReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 9/19/14] | William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: Congratulations, Kevin Smith. You just killed irony.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …while [Smith's] newest features some wacked concepts, batty performances and a ton of Canadian jokes but…it’s all a bit of a wank.
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: Ed Wood has been vindicated, once and for all. Wood made horror movies that were so bad they were unintentionally funny, which is actually more entertaining than “Tusk,” an intended horror comedy that’s neither funny nor frightening.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: For everyone who isn’t in on the joke, the movie an incomprehensible oddity.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | James Jay Edwards @ iHorror.com
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Tusk is a derivative project that should remain as a downloadable podcast. Eccentricity does not automatically equal quality.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Love it or hate it, “Tusk” delivers on its promise and certainly shocks. From its bizarro premise alone, the film has a must-see, “am-I-really-seeing-what-I’m-seeing?” quality about it.

Reviews: A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

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Published on: September 18, 2014

walk_among_the_tombstonesReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 9/19/14] | William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: The preponderance of private detective clichés gets in the way of an otherwise interesting foray into the odious garbage disposals of the soul.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Scudder’s a different kind of badass, one who avoids packing heat, favoring the unblinking stare down. Neeson finally gets to add some of his early art house soul to his recent kickassing and it’s a heady mix.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Andy Crump @ Movie Mezzanine
    • Excerpt: What a grisly delight, to have the second Liam Neeson film released in 2014 plumb such gruesome depths.
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: …a serviceable throwback to cult detective thrillers from the 70s like THE LONG GOODBYE or NIGHT MOVES …if you can look past the story’s extremely distasteful elements, A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES is replete with fine performances.
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The movie doesn’t dig into Scudder’s character until the final act…
  • [New - 9/18/14] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ Recycles The Same Liam Neeson Character Into A Paint-By-Numbers Crime Drama
  • [New - 9/19/14] | Piers Marchant @ arkansas democrat-gazette
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: This generic, hackneyed film noir – with a frustratingly inconsistent tone – means we may have to wait a while longer for a triumphant adaptation of Lawrence Block’s popular literary creation Matthew Scudder.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: A Walk Among the Tombstones quickly becomes more about the why and the how than the who anyway, and the big climax has enough tension and a few added shocks to keep you on the edge of your seat even after the facts have been revealed.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A moodily effective piece of pulp that moves slowly but delivers some genuinely creepy moments.

Reviews: The Congress (2014)

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Published on: September 11, 2014

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Reviews: Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

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Published on: September 11, 2014

dolphin_tale_2Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A satisfying continuation of the story of the dolphin with a prosthetic tail that shows that animals have emotions and feel things deeply.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: “Dolphin Tale 2” is not a kiddie film with annoying animated character, and it gives a chance for some family viewing that the adults can appreciate as well.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Harry Connick Jr. keeps the ship on a steady course as the dedicated scientist and father, perhaps not the signature role he was dreaming of, but one that fits like a wetsuit.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: “Family film” has practically meant kids and animals since the days of Lassie and Rin Tin Tin. “Dolphin Tale 2” doesn’t mess with success.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Sensitively splashing, this sequel is family-friendly fun.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A pleasant, innocuous family movie that’s rather short on energy but compensates with loads of earnestness.

Reviews: The Drop (2014)

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Published on: September 11, 2014

dropReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 9/18/14] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Director Michaël R. Roskam (‘Bullhead’) burrows into the neighborhood nexus of crime and the church with a familiarity that recalls Scorsese’s ‘Mean Streets,’ as does the picture’s ear for the music of scrappy, half-heard bar conversations. Roskam’s instincts occasionally fail him — I’m not sure what the hell accent Rapace is doing — but his direction (assisted, in no small part, by Marco Beltrami’s hypnotic score) conveys a sense of unnerving, slowly accumulating dread.
  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: Michael R. Roskam’s follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Belgian crime drama Bullhead is a double threat: not only is it a sharp, intelligent, and beautifully acted tale of complex, shady morality, but it also includes multiple scenes of the impossibly studly Tom Hardy playing with a cute widdle puppy. I guess Hollywood really has been reading my letters.
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
    • Excerpt: It’s a slow burn crime thriller that doesn’t overstay its welcome and offers the audience a lot to think about without being too heavy-handed.
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …it’s Hardy’s incredibly moving performance that lingers most of all.
  • Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: Not quite a new tale, it’s THE DROP’s strong and subtle performances that elevate it above the average crime story rehash.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: What’s fascinating and ultimately frustrating about these characters is how they find ways to talk about anything but what they know to be the truth.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘The Drop’ – This Amazing Movie Is Not Your Father’s Crime Drama
  • [New - 9/18/14] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Suspensefully grittym neo-noir character study, revealing the sleazy underbelly of urban crime drama.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Move over, Uggie! Rocco’s now the top dog.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: The Drop‘s most defining characteristic is tension. It’s constant. When Roskam thinks we are maybe getting too comfortable, he throws another curveball.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: May be remembered primarily as the last film featuring the late James Gandolfini, but it possesses a good many virtues beyond his stellar performance.
  • Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: At the film’s center is the magnetic Hardy, who portrays Bob as a deferential Working Joe boxed in by untenable, remorseless circumstances.

Reviews: The Identical (2014)

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Published on: September 11, 2014

identicalReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 9/11/14] | Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: What if instead Elvis Presley had been separated from a twin brother at birth? The movie never quite gets the mileage it should out of such a promising springboard. Like its main character, the movie is an Elvis impersonator that’s not living up to its potential.
  • [New - 9/5/14] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘The Identical’ Is A Bad Impersonation Of A Rock And Roll Movie
  • [New - 9/5/14] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: At best, The Identical should be forgotten and only spoken about as a curiosity amongst bad movie aficionados.
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Cole Smithey @ ColeSmithey.com
    • Excerpt: A shoo-in for a spot on any worst movies of 2014 list, this poorly constructed slice of propaganda, courtesy of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of America (MJAA), is so unintentionally campy you can’t help but laugh.
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: The basic premise is actually fairly interesting. Unfortunately, it’s been poorly worked out and clumsily executed.

Reviews: As Above / So Below (2014)

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Published on: September 4, 2014

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  • [New - 9/4/14] | Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: Once the film starts developing into an odd mixture of a lost Indiana Jones chapter and Stephen King’s abridged rendition of Satan’s operating powers, it all starts to get rather vacuous.
  • [New - 8/29/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: As Above So Below earns its trek into the supernatural realm by creating a sense of dread for the natural one.
  • [New - 8/29/14] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘As Above/So Below’ Makes Up For Its Contrivances With Some Freaky Scares
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Claustrophobic and frightening, it depends too much on shaky, hand-held camerawork and jump-cut editing to sustain suspense in this all-too-familiar found-footage concept.
  • [New - 9/11/14] | Vadym Grygoriev @ kinoblog.com [Ukrainian]
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Will “As Above, So Below” be worshipped for pioneering unseen territory? Hell, no. A decently freaky genre effort shot in the perfect location? Heavens, yes.
  • [New - 8/29/14] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: As with so many horror movies, the setup is entrancing and it’s the payoff which is hugely anticlimactic.

Reviews: Code Black (2014)

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Published on: September 4, 2014

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  • Joshua Brunsting @ The CriterionCast
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
    • Excerpt: A sobering and idealistic call for more emergency room “mercy medicine” as an alternative to treating only paying patients.
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder
    • Excerpt: While some salient points are made that might make you empathize with these particularly gifted doctors, CODE BLACK does not sufficiently convince that the alternative of deregulation would serve patients across the rest of the country—where quality healthcare of the kind found in LA County is less assured—any better.
  • [New - 7/31] | Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: In terms of establishing a narrative, McGarry sees his story as a two-pronged deal: personalities and procedure. One leads to the other, and the filmmaker spends a lot of time interviewing the young doctors he shadows, finding out what motivates them not just at the time of filming, but also the things that initially pushed them toward this type of medicine.
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Andrew Wyatt @ St. Louis Magazine
    • Excerpt: It’s hard to find fault with either McGarry’s earnest views or his skillful evocation of a singular place staffed by extraordinary people.

Reviews: The Grand Seduction (2014)

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Published on: September 4, 2014

grand_seductionReviews for this film from our members:

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: So, why do we need a French Canadian English language remake of a 10 year old French Canadian film which itself was a cute but uninspired take on “Doc Hollywood” by way of “Local Hero?”
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Charming comedy, filled with breezy Irish blarney.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Just as good as the original, eh?
  • Frank Ochieng @ Sound on Sight
    • Excerpt: Breezy, mildly confusing and charmingly off-kilter The Grand Seduction is an English-language Canadian film that tickles the funnybone in its cheeky conviction detailing the desperate economical times of a financially-strapped Newfoundland fishing village.
  • [New - 8/29/14] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: Has a lot of heart and a certain charm to it which makes for an easy, gratifying experience

Reviews: The Internet’s Own Boy (2014)

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Published on: September 4, 2014

internets_own_boyReviews for this film from our members:

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The documentary’s release as the net neutrality debate rages will only underscore what we have lost.
  • [New - 7/24/14] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: The end result is a one-sided but emotionally compelling view. It will make you angry but it will also make you profoundly sad.
  • Dustin Jansick @ Way Too Indie
    • Excerpt: Despite some shortcomings, it remains a deeply compelling documentary about some of the most important issues of the Information Age.
  • [New - 8/29/14] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: An essential — and enraging — documentary about the life, career, and death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz, a danger to corporate hegemony whose work could not be allowed to continue.
  • Ron Wilkinson @ ItsJustMovies.com
    • Excerpt: A cautionary tale about the power of entrenched financial interests in an era of unlimited information access.

Reviews: Life After Beth (2014)

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Published on: September 4, 2014

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Reviews: Starred Up (2014)

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Reviews: They Came Together (2014)

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Published on: September 4, 2014

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  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: The spoof movie may have risen from the dead, Dracula (or, more appropriately, ‘Dracula: Dead and Loving It’) style, thanks to director David Wain and his co-writer Michael Showalter, whose rom-com send-up ‘They Came Together’ is as funny a film as I’ve seen in a good, long while.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: They Came Together is smart and incisive satire of the scorched-earth variety.
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘They Came Together’ is a clever parody of the romantic comedy featuring Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler as a couple who experience all the typical ups and downs generally prescribed by the genre.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Those weaned on every Meg Ryan, Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock and Katherine Heigl starrer will surely get a kick out THEY CAME TOGETHER, a spoof of romantic comedies that is just the right kind of so-stupid-it’s-funny and closer to parody than what we’ve been treated to as of late.
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
    • Excerpt: Inane, unavailing and ultimately, rather farcical, They Came Together defies the odds and somehow manages to maintain its hilarity, despite fearing the joke will wear thin after a mere matter of moments.
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Francis Rizzo III @ DVDTalk.com
    • Excerpt: Dream comedy cast revives broad spoofs

Reviews: Life of Crime (2014)

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Published on: August 28, 2014

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Reviews: The November Man (2014)

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Published on: August 28, 2014

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  • [New - 9/4/14] | Nicholas Bell @ IONCINEMA.com
    • Excerpt: like a semi-talented juggler that takes on one ball too many, Donaldson’s film of furiously committed and concurrent clusters end up smashing into each other
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: …an OK time passer.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: From the eastern European locations to Marco Beltrami’s score, “The November Man” has a major case of Bourne envy. It doesn’t really have the budget for the gigantic, action set pieces that are one of the hallmarks of the Bourne movies, and so director Roger Donaldson ups the ante on the violence, which is the primary reason for the movie’s well-deserved R rating.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: There is a great amount of confusion about the central character in The November Man, which is quite at odds with the character himself.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Slick ‘n’ sturdy, stumbling only occasionally….
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Will give you your spy thriller fix but nothing else. Treads in the safe waters of spy films past rather than exploring any new territory.
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: In a genre where smarts and thrills are pivotal, The November Man delivers only routine (and uninspired) spy drama.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • [New - 9/4/14] | Dan Lybarger @ KCActive.com
    • Excerpt: Meat Loaf once sang that “Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad,” but in the case of The November Man, having an able leading man and a proficient director can’t make up for a limp script.
  • Brent McKnight @ Paste Magazine
    • Excerpt: There’s nothing egregiously wrong with “The November Man,” but there’s nothing particularly remarkable about it, either.
  • Jamie S. Rich @ DVD Talk
    • Excerpt: The kind of thing you probably won’t watch again, but that you don’t mind having watched the first time, because, hey, at least it delivered what it promised.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A pastiche of old-fashioned espionage cliches, clumsily stitched together and even more ineptly executed.

Reviews: The Dog (2014)

Categories: 2013 Films
Comments: No Comments
Published on: August 21, 2014

dogReviews for this film from our members:

  • [New - 8/8/14] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: a fascinating look at one of New York City’s most notorious and unlikely personalities.
  • [New - 8/15/14] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: The documentary, directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren, is the study of a man in love with his own legend.
  • [New - 8/21/14] | Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘The Dog’ is the compelling and blunt portrait of an alpha male who gained notoriety when he attempted to rob a bank to finance his lover’s sex-reassignment surgery in 1972.
  • [New - 8/21/14] | Donald Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • [New - 8/7/14] | Kristen Lopez @ Cinema Sentries
    • Excerpt: Wojtowicz’s story is fascinating, but the flaw of a documentary with one predominant voice is bias smothers the filmmakers’ intention of burrowing under the surface.

Reviews: Frank (2014)

Categories: 2013 Films
Comments: No Comments
Published on: August 21, 2014

frankReviews for this film from our members:

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: a funny, goofy movie with some serious things to say about art and madness, band dynamics, broken dreams and selling out.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
    • Excerpt: ‘Frank’ Is The Role Of A Lifetime…For Someone…
  • Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Frank’ is the captivating portrait of a unique singer who leads his band’s unusual creative process from the inside of a huge, fake head.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: Frank is definitely an odd little film with a sensibility that will charm some and irk others.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: An askew, bitter dramedy of artistic pretension and creative desperation that has something sneakily marvelous to say about what it takes — and what it doesn’t — to be an artist.
  • Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Director Lenny Abrahamson and screenwriters Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan have something to say about the lines of art and commerce, as well as genius and insanity, and wrap both comments into a bizarro road picture that carves its own tonally controlled route with dark, sometimes broad humor and dark, sad character layers.
  • Matthew McKernan @ FilmWhinge
    • Excerpt: Frank has nothing interesting in it and it isn’t as funny or as emotionally involving as it might think it is – assuming any thought went into it whatsoever. Taken as a whole, it is just gibberish, unfocused and annoying.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • [New - 9/11/14] | Gregory J. Smalley @ 366 Weird Movies
    • Excerpt: We can’t all be genius weirdo artists encased in fibergalss heads, but we can all laugh at “Frank.”
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