Posts Tagged ‘film criticism’
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RECENT MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Sean Penn stars as Andrew Daulton Lee, who was convicted of espionage for his involvement in selling U.S. intelligence to the Soviets, in 1985's "The Falcon and the Snowman."

Class of 1985: “The Falcon and the Snowman”

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.
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Nick’s Top 25 Movies of 2014

From what was an uncannily great year for movies, Nick picks his 25 favorites of 2014.

Lien Chen (Wei Tang) and Nicholas Hathaway flee after a violent attack from nefarious hackers in Universal Pictures' techno-thriller "Blackhat," directed by Michael Mann.

Blackhat

Because we know the muscularity of which Michael Mann is capable, something so flabby feels frustrating — even as it's bleak, brooding, beautiful and watchable.
Liam Neeson reprises his role as Bryan Mills — on the run after being framed for the murder of his ex-wife — in "Tak3n," a 2015 release by 20th Century Fox.

Tak3n

"Tak3n" picks up where the series disappointingly left off — Liam Neeson as more badass than dadass — but at least the actor makes a go at his character again.

Robert De Niro stars as David "Noodles" Aaronson in Sergio Leone's epic "Once Upon a Time in America," a 1984 release from The Ladd Company.

Class of 1984: “Once Upon a Time in America”

In its proper form, Sergio Leone's magnum opus becomes a masterpiece of haunting introspection, temporal misdirection, potent symbolism and unremitting power.
Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams star as Walter and Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," distributed by The Weinstein Company.

Big Eyes

Disabuse yourself of the "automatic awards contender" notion, and simply enjoy this peppy, punchy, poignant and powerfully acted surprise from Tim Burton.