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 |
I was moved. Black Nativity will bring people to tears, many to forgiveness, maybe even repentance, and inspire reconciliation.
It's like a much darker, grittier Count of Monte Cristo without any pesky food for thought. It's also an apathetic waste of time.
For any who see the film before reading the exceptional novel it's based on, a helpful tip is not to judge the book by the movie.
- November 25, 2013 |
Under a new director, deeper themes lurk beneath the disturbing surface story of this sequel to offer a surprisingly relevant takeaway.
- November 22, 2013 |