POSTED // Dec 6,2013 - Braddock, Pa.—the steel-town setting for Scott Cooper’s superb Out of the Furnace—is nothing special to look at, except for the fact that it’s so perfectly, brilliantly nothing special to look at.
POSTED // Nov 27,2013 - Disney has a girl problem. Take a look at TV commercials for the new animated feature Frozen, and you’d likely suspect that it’s about a funny talking snowman, and maybe also a funny non-talking
POSTED // Nov 27,2013 - Alexander Payne has long inhabited the nexus between affectionate ribbing and pointed jabs. Although his killer satirical instincts have been evident since his debut—1996’s blackly hilario
POSTED // Nov 15,2013 - Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey), whose real-life story inspired Dallas Buyers Club, is a rough & tumble Texas oil-rig electrician, small-time hustler and big-time bigot when he learns in 1985
POSTED // Nov 11,2013 - Since he first announced a sequel to the cult-classic SLC Punk this summer, director James Merendino has maintained that the film’s followup, SLC Punk 2: Punk’s Dead, will not, by any means, be filmed in Salt Lake City.
POSTED // Nov 8,2013 - Near the halfway point in 12 Years a Slave, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor)—a free black man in 1841 New York who was drugged, abducted, stripped of his identity and sold into Southern slaver
POSTED // Nov 8,2013 - Because that’s the way the American media works, you probably know Blue Is the Warmest Color as “that movie with the seven-minute (or “10-minute” or “20-minute,” depending on how hyperbolic the report) lesbian sex
POSTED // Nov 1,2013 - The book is better. I haven’t even read Orson Scott Card’s book, and I know this must be the case, because there’s little here in the adaptation by director Gavin Hood (Rendition, X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
POSTED // Nov 1,2013 - If I gave you the basic premise “four 70-ish-year-old guys spend a weekend in Vegas,” you could probably write a close approximation of what screenwriter Dan Fogelman actually did for Last Vegas.