POSTED // Jan 16,2013 - Obligatory tautological disclaimer: A movie is a movie, and a book is a book. Not only can you not always judge a book by its cover, but you often can’t judge a movie by its book.
POSTED // Jan 15,2013 - Local Sundance Film Festival attendees—and perhaps, particularly, Locals Quick Pass Holders—are often crunched for time and faced with limited eating options when racing from one downtown venue to another.
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.
POSTED // Jan 4,2013 - Yes: There are fair reasons to be frustrated with The Impossible, director Juan Antonio Bayona’s fact-based account of a European family trying to survive the devastating tsunami that hit Southeast Asia
POSTED // Dec 28,2012 - Somewhere along the line, the number 10 landed itself a really great publicist, with lists of the best and worst of anything locked into groupings that should make us pity that poor 11th-best anything.
POSTED // Dec 21,2012 - Les Misérables misses the power of its source material.By Scott Renshawscottr@cityweekly.netMaybe it’s not necessary for me to lay out my Les Misérables bona fides. Maybe it doesn&