The 2011 Oscar winner for for Best Documentary Feature lets us connect with real-life players in a compelling, beat-the-odds story.
- February 19, 2013 |
James Bond and his 23rd film are exactly alike: each has lost a step, but both still get the job done.
Memo to believers on the perils of high school in a fallen world: we must be intentional in showing love to everyone who feels alone.
Puts us in the shoes of five different victims of teenage bullying. And it’s infuriating... to filmmaker Lee Hirsch’s credit.
A 'hard-R' examination of addiction, one where conservative viewers might champion the message, but be too offended to see it through.
As usual, the spirit and charm of a Kevin James performance has a way of making the time go by easy with a smile on your face.
In a word, emotional. A roller coaster of feelings: suppressed joy to palpable fear to excruciating pain and overwhelming grief.
The Oogieloves were created with a child’s best interests in mind, giving them something to do as well as watch.
There are much better animated stories about overcoming fears and superficial differences which are far more family-friendly.
- January 29, 2013 |
Like a violent dream you're thankful isn't real, this film is simply too demented for any real, meaningful takeaway value.
- January 29, 2013 |
All you need to know is a two-time driving test flunkie manages some major maneuvers behind the wheel. That's how dumb this sequel is.
This is Woody Allen at his laziest, not much more than a collection of four non-intersecting short stories.
As timely and noble as the issue of educational reform is, this treatment is too simplistic and needlessly political with its approach.
Thinking about homeless children is a difficult and sobering task. We can learn a lot from the true story of Zach Bonner.
- January 09, 2013 |
Creative and visually inspired at times, but thematically a dark film that may frighten younger viewers unaccustomed to dealing with loss.
The 2012 remake of Dredd lives up to its name in all the worst ways. What a waste this is.
Just because a movie is "alive" on screen doesn't mean it will edify or stimulate you intellectually.
I can't tell you if Looper will become a classic or not, but man, it sure feels like one.
- December 31, 2012 |
Wants to deliver a moral about choosing real life over living a lie, but the point comes across as tepid rather than deeply resonant.
- December 24, 2012 |