Posts Tagged ‘mystery’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 

Heartland: Jasper Jones

A flawed experience that makes up for its shortcomings with a great cast, intriguing premise and gorgeous cinematography.

Heartland: Tatterdemalion

Tatterdemalion answers a question that no mystery fan wants to be answered: what happens when a film's core mystery is weak and boring?

mother!

Great performances, wonderful technical work and dedication to chaos creates a horror film that it's hard to believe a studio distributed as a wide release.

From left, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan, Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg star in "Now You See Me 2," a 2016 action-caper directed by Jon M. Chu and distributed by Summit Entertainment.

Now You See Me 2

By trading on its source’s tight, fun ingenuity for craven, calculated gimcrackery, “Now You See Me 2’s” only distinctive trait is making all the fun disappear.
Samuel L. Jackson stars in "The Hateful Eight," a 2015 Weinstein Company release and the latest from writer-director Quentin Tarantino.

The Hateful Eight

Untidy and unwieldy but also quite unforgettable, Quentin Tarantino's latest is both an enraged fireside chat and a tremendously entertaining Western.

Cinema Blind Spots: Blue Velvet (1986)

Austin takes a look at the 1986 cult classic "Blue Velvet." Is it David Lynch's masterpiece or master failure?

Inherent Vice

A mystery movie about a bad detective lovingly crafted by a modern master. Worth a watch, but give it space; the story is a doozy.
From left, Matthias Schoenaerts, James Marsden, Wentworth MIller, Karl Urban and Eric Stonestreet star in "The Loft," a 2015 release from Open Road Films and director Erik Van Looy.

Quick Takes: Jan. 30

Nick Rogers offers some quick takes on a trio of new movies that opened this weekend — "The Loft," "Black or White" and "Project Almanac."