The patriotic schmaltz feels right. If we can't be sentimental about preserving culture, we've lost touch with what these characters did.
- February 07, 2014 |
Hard to care much about any of the lazy, libidinous characters, especially when so much time is spent on the least interesting of them.
- January 31, 2014 |
Not quite a documentary, but has an unflinching, realistic feel right til the end when it turns into a Lifetime movie with a bow on top.
- January 24, 2014 |
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 |