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Sleepwalk With Me: This American Spin-Off Sleepwalk With Me
Isn't as good as on the radio
, August 22, 2012
It's pretty Pollyannaish to complain when companies that are in the business of making money on movies make certain movies solely to make money.... More>>
Teddy Bear Lays Bare a Weight Lifter's Heart Teddy Bear
Too Big to Fail
, August 22, 2012
There has been some debate, usually centering on the availability of prison weight rooms, that overdeveloped physiques might constitute a serious... More>>
Hit & Run: Smokey & the Hybrids Hit & Run
A '70s car-chase flick for the Utne Reader set
, August 22, 2012
Hit & Run, a new action comedy engineered by faintly Muppety co-director/writer/star Dax Shepard, is as much about running mouths as running... More>>
Action Movies Don't Have to Suck Action Movies Don't Have to Suck
A lament for lost carnage—and coherence
, August 22, 2012
Remember how action movies used to be? The good old-fashioned American (but often European-accented) ones from the '80s and '90s, the type paid... More>>
Marjane Satrapi: There Is No 'Clash of Cultures' Marjane Satrapi: There Is No 'Clash of Cultures'
On east, west, and how all stories are autobiography
, August 22, 2012
“I have always been against this idea of the ‘clash of cultures,’” Marjane Satrapi says. “It’s the biggest... More>>
David Koepp at the End of Civilization David Koepp at the End of Civilization
The writer/director on filming in NYC, George Romero, and saying no to bad script notes
, August 22, 2012
David Koepp writes, and now directs, superior B-movies. This is an admirable and tough-to-master skill given how few major movie studios are... More>>
Dinesh D'Souza's 2016: Obama's America: The Five Most Hilarious Lowlights 2016: Obama's America
, August 22, 2012
The movie of choice this week for people who hold the beliefs that A) America is the strongest, best-est country that God ever virgin-birthed and... More>>
Little White Lies Little White Lies
, August 22, 2012
A bloated spin on The Big Chill, Little White Lies follows a septet of grating, mostly Gen X Parisians as they half-guiltily decide to proceed... More>>
The Apparition The Apparition
, August 22, 2012
The Apparition is not a great or even good haunted-house movie, but it does have the advantage of a memorable setting. Rather than rigging... More>>
Premium Rush Premium Rush
, August 22, 2012
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a new kind of action hero: one that most of America’s movie-going population could knock out with one punch.... More>>
General Education
, August 22, 2012
If General Education seems familiar, it’s not just the one witty scene reprising everyone’s high school graduation memory of the... More>>
Somewhere Between Somewhere Between
, August 22, 2012
As the documentary equivalent of a group character study, Somewhere Between isn't as sharply focused as you might hope. Director Linda Goldstein... More>>
Samsara Samsara
, August 22, 2012
Whether it strikes you as a profound, perspective-shifting spiritual travelogue, or the cinematic equivalent of a forgettable New Age music loop,... More>>
Knight Knight Knight Knight
, August 22, 2012
When you're young and stupid, it's kind of fun to pump your shotgun and take dead aim at barrel-dwelling fish or the sides of barns, because... More>>
The Revenant The Revenant
, August 22, 2012
It's an axiom of commercial film that the more racist the bad guys are, the more awesome their deaths. But the unexpectedly reactionary The... More>>
The Victim The Victim
, August 22, 2012
If there's anything refreshing about The Victim, it's that it doesn't rely on the thriller cliché of rooting for the... More>>
Neighboring Sounds Neighboring Sounds
, August 22, 2012
A single, affluent block in the oceanfront city of Recife, Brazil, and its residents are the subject of Neighboring Sounds, writer-director... More>>
Wild Horse, Wild Ride Wild Horse, Wild Ride
, August 22, 2012
For George Gregory—one of nine participants in the Fort Worth, Texas, horse-training competition profiled in Wild Horse, Wild... More>>
Whitney Houston, Actress Whitney Houston, Actress
Surveying the great diva's checkered film career
, August 15, 2012
In anticipation of the remake of the 1976 girl-group melodrama Sparkle—Whitney Houston's posthumous film appearance and her return to... More>>
Cosmopolis Limos Through the Mind of a Master of the Universe Cosmopolis
Twilight of a God
, August 15, 2012
Boyishly lean, with a brooding angularity that suggests both high maintenance and nefarious vacancy, Robert Pattinson has managed to fill the... More>>
Marjane Satrapi: There Is No 'Clash of Cultures' Marjane Satrapi: There Is No 'Clash of Cultures'
, August 15, 2012
“I have always been against this idea of the ‘clash of cultures,’” Marjane Satrapi says. “It’s the biggest... More>>
Sparkle
, August 15, 2012
Post-blaxploitation and pre-Dreamgirls, the original, funky, low-budget Sparkle from 1976 set its girl-group rise and fall in Harlem in 1958.... More>>
Fast-food Strip-search Drama Compliance Looks Hard at What Movies Usually Look At Fast-food Strip-search Drama Compliance Looks Hard at What Movies Usually Look At
You are implicated
, August 15, 2012
After its Sundance premiere, Compliance might be infamous as the film that inspired a woman to cry out "Rape is not entertainment!" However,... More>>
The 'Sunshine' Cult: Jeff Lieberman's Far-Reaching Rays at Anthology The 'Sunshine' Cult: Jeff Lieberman's Far-Reaching Rays at Anthology
, August 15, 2012
This weekend, the Anthology Film Archives screens prints of three of cult filmmaker Jeff Lieberman's trippy, no-budget horror films. All are... More>>
Exploitation Film: Compliance's Craig Zobel on Documenting Sexual Degradation—with Humanity Exploitation Film: Compliance's Craig Zobel on Documenting Sexual Degradation—with Humanity
, August 15, 2012
Like antidepressants, artificial sugars, Botox, and other miracle inventions of the past century, corporate culture became an omnipresent fact of... More>>
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