POSTED // Feb 15,2013 - Early on in Michael Haneke’s harrowing, moving Amour, 80-something-year-old Georges Laurent (Jean-Louis Trintignant) brings his wife, Anne (Emmanuelle Riva), back home to their Paris apartment to a life that
POSTED // Feb 14,2013 - Look, I’m gonna be frank here: This whole paranormal and/or apocalyptic teen romance sub-genre that appears to have taken over young-adult literature, movies and the world? It needs to die.
POSTED // Feb 1,2013 - If you heard the basic concept for Rust & Bone and assumed it was just another “wounded person learns to heal” drama, you’d be partly right. But not likely in the way you were thinking.
POSTED // Jan 18,2013 - It has become a bit of film lore at this point: Slamdance was born out of rejection, when four filmmakers were denied access to the illustrious Sundance and began their own festival out of spite.
POSTED // Jan 11,2013 - A lot of generally intelligent people have said a lot of dumb things about Zero Dark Thirty, all likely with the best of intentions. Some have argued that it glorifies torture by showing that “enhanced interrogation methods”
POSTED // Jan 11,2013 - Early in Gangster Squad, circa-1949 Los Angeles crime kingpin Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) tells a Mafia rival he’s no longer beholden to the Italians in Chicago because he’s got a new vision for doing business.
POSTED // Jan 4,2013 - In the opening minutes of Promised Land, Steve Butler (Matt Damon)—a local representative for a massive energy company—awaits a meeting with a company boss as Butler is considered for a regional vice-president position.