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Francofonia

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Historical perspective allows us to consider the true power and glory of art during moments of great human crises.   

Keanu

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
The television sketch comedy princes Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele seemingly abdicated their crowns at the height of their reign with the intention of tackling other formats (although sticking to making us laugh, rather than straying into more dramatic fare).  

Mother's Day

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
I feel like I might have to accept some level of responsibility for the ensemble comedy from Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman), since I, along with just about every other critic in the game, joked about his seeming desire to pander to audiences with holiday-themed rom-coms.  

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Imagine a fantastic true story that feels like it can’t be real. In 1959, toiling away at a newspaper, Ed Myers (Giovanni Ribisi) pens a letter to Ernest Hemingway (Adrian Sparks) that gets sent by a co-worker to Havana, Cuba, where the great writer enjoys a life of unparalleled celebrity and a sense of self-satisfaction.  

Ratchet & Clank

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 27, 2016
This animated adventure follows the timeworn blueprint of an impending galactic threat that must be met and thwarted by a steely resistance augmented by the presence of a lowly figure and a robot ally.  

Elvis & Nixon

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Just in time for election season comes a film that fuses the grandeur of history with a surreal comedy scheme seemingly made for the modern era.  

Everybody Wants Some!!

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Moving on from Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater follows a wayward collection of college baseball players attempting to strike a balance between freedom and responsibility at a time when their only concern would seem to be enjoying and maintaining the good-time ride they’re on.   

The Huntsman: Winter's War

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
To follow up Snow White & The Huntsman, the decision was made to delve into the complex history between the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) and the evil queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron).   

A Hologram for the King

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Writer-director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) might seem to be an unlikely choice to steer this seemingly pedestrian human drama about an American businessman (Tom Hanks) on the decline who concocts a scheme to reclaim his footing by traveling to Saudi Arabia to pitch an idea to a wealthy monarch.   

The Adderall Diaries

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Stephen Elliott (James Franco) enjoys the typical successes of a big-city writer hovering on the margins of true fame.   

Criminal

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
It would be too easy to roll your eyes at the trailer for Ariel Vromen’s Criminal and assume it’s just another in a long line of body-switching knockoffs, or worse still, peg it as Kevin Costner’s latest stab at a Liam Neeson reinvention as an aging action hero (reminiscent of 3 Days to Kill).   

The Jungle Book

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Disney should celebrate the day they first teamed up with Jon Favreau as a national holiday.  

The Boss

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Melissa McCarthy slips into Martha Stewart mode in The Boss, co-written and directed by her husband Ben Falcone (Tammy). Michelle Darnell (McCarthy) might be a captain of industry, but she’s also crass and completely opportunistic, which leads to getting caught up in an insider trading deal gone wrong.   

City of Gold

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Rare indeed that a feature documentary takes as its focus the life, times and experiences of a critical force, especially within the restaurant world, but Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold does not limit himself to mere discussions about food, so why should a film about him do so?   

Hardcore Henry

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Picking up, in theory, where the 2009 sci-fi action-thriller Gamer (starring Gerard Butler) left off, screenwriter-director Ilya Naishuller (helmer of the video short Biting Elbows: Bad Motherfucker) drops viewers into the first-person perspective of Henry.