Watching these familiar faces shout, scream and degrade each other at dinner for hours probably isn't most people’s idea of a good time.
Berg's thematic explorations of courage, fear, integrity and sacrifice feel like introspective meditations rather than formulaic beats.
More often dull, listless, and unengaging than outright bad or painful to watch, though its Eastern witchcraft may be bothersome to some.
- December 26, 2013 |
A comedy that deals with serious themes but manages to stay light enough on its feet that any moments of heavy-handedness are forgivable.
Takes a lionizing and fairly standard look at the life of the South African revolutionary, contextualizing debated aspects of his life.
In true Martin Scorsese fashion, The Wolf of Wall Street is yet another demented tale about Man at his most dark and depraved.
Stimulates our mind more than it stirs our spirits or pulls our heartstrings; more of a discussion than a heartfelt experience.
- December 24, 2013 |
Seems to serve as a family-friendly version of the art vs. commerce debate, but also packs an emotional and thematic wallop.
- December 20, 2013 |
A largely improvisational effort that ultimately highlights what director David O. Russell cares about the most: interesting characters.
- December 18, 2013 |
Less bloated, this second installment stands as a premium Hollywood production that can teach other major lit-franchises a thing or two.
- December 13, 2013 |
We're used to stories about dreams come true. This folk tale of folk music is the story of one that doesn't which toys with reasons why.
- December 06, 2013 |