Friday, April 3, 2015
Movie Reviews: Furious 7, The Hunting Ground
Also: Seymour: An Introduction, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
By Scott Renshaw
on April 3, 2015, 8:06 AM
Scott Renshaw applauds his favorite Fast & Furious
series entry in Furious 7
(pictured), a likely farewell to the successful action franchise that finds a new director giving a touch of coherence to the preposterous set pieces. Kirby Dick exposes the dangers to women on college campuses—both from sexual predators and from the administrations that fail to do anything about them—in the effectively infuriating documentary The Hunting Ground
. Actor Ethan Hawke makes a great first foray into documentary filmmaking with Seymour: An Introduction
, profiling New York-based pianist and piano teacher Seymour Bernstein. And the brilliant visual style of first-time director Ana Lily Amirpour elevates the moody, black-and-white tale of a female vampire in contemporary Iran in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
In this week's cinema feature, Scott Renshaw and Danny Bowes spar genially
over the positives and negatives of the Fast & Furious
movie franchise as a whole.
Free-falling cars, Iranian vampires and two very different documentaries are new in Utah theaters this week.