Posts Tagged ‘film criticism’
"Chappie" is neither the easy kind of bad nor the sort from which co-writer / director Neill Blomkamp can't bounce back ... but damn, does it hurt to watch.
Upending expectations of the "Saturday Night Live" subgenre, "Stuart Saves His Family" is good enough and smart enough to paint a seriocomic portrait of misery.
The Platonic ideal of a sorta-welcome comedy sequel we didn't need, "HTTM 2" proves some bottles aren't built to hold much more than a single bolt of lightning.
A social drama with real sting & a commanding turn by Marion Cotillard, this is a fascinating field study of life on the financial fringes of the working class.
Nick Rogers offers some quick takes on a trio of new movies that opened this weekend — "The Loft," "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."
There have been many pretenders to Sidney Lumet's vacant throne. Here is a thoroughly engrossing heir — with plenty of meat on its bones and ice in its veins.
Although this biopic is mostly engaging, the truth of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee's lives may be stranger and stronger than its historical fiction.
From what was an uncannily great year for movies, Nick picks his 25 favorites of 2014.