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Movie Review: ‘The Captive’ – A Plot not Held Captive by Logic

The Captive Ryan Reynolds Mireille Enos

Clumsy execution prevents this film from reaching its potential. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Results’ – Charming and Laid-back

Results-Smulders and Pearce

'Results' is an engaging and subversive take on the modern rom-com. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘The Overnight’

Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, The Overnight

A deceitfully clever look at the state of modern marriage. Read More »

Film Fans Rank Ripley, Buffy in Movie and TV Character Top 10s

buffy the vampire slayer

But they're the only two female characters 'Empire' readers voted into their Top 10 character lists. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Time Lapse’ Starring Danielle Panabaker

Time Lapse, Time Travel, Bradley D. King, BP Cooper, Danielle Panabaker, Matt O'Leary, George Finn, John Rhys-Davies

Makes you wish you could see your own future to warn yourself you’re better off skipping it. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: ‘Odd Man Out’ – The Criterion Collection

odd man out

It fits perfectly in with any other film noir of this era and is an excellent addition to one's library. Read More »

Movie Review: ‘Set Fire to The Stars’ Starring Elijah Wood

Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, 'Set Fire To The Stars

With "Set Fire to the Stars," filmmaker Andy Goddard has constructed a layered film that is clear and intentionally muted. Read More »

DWF Movie Review: ‘Wildlike’ – A Journey through Loss and Abuse to Redemption

Wildlike

Wildlike, a film by writer/director Frank Hall Green, was shown during the eighteenth Dances With Films (DWF) indie-film festival in Hollywood. Dances With Films promotes itself as relying on “innovation, talent, creativity and sweat equity” rather than celebrity. All those good qualities are evident in Wildlike. The film has an intriguing story, great characters and an interesting production history. Read More »

Movie Review: Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’

Clouds of Sils Maria-IFC Films

Assaya’s talent for cleverly depicting the complex insecurities of these women makes for mesmeric storytelling in 'Clouds of Sils Maria.' Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Jason Robert Brown’s ‘The Last Five Years’ Starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan

The Last Five Years, Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Jason Robert Brown, Richard Lagravenese

With so-so video presentation and serviceable audio, 'The Last Five Years' is a nice blip on Kendrick’s growing resume. Read More »