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‘Demolition’ Man

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Davis looks like a master of the universe with every single piece of the American Dream bought and paid for thanks to the exploitation of generations before him. Life — his life — is perfect, because he gets to believe the illusion that his hard work has made it all possible. But what does he know?  

'Togetherness' Captured the Gritty Truth of Adulting

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
HBO recently announced that it had canceled the Duplass Brothers comedy Togetherness (Series Finale, 10:30 p.m., HBO), currently in its second season.  

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.  

Midnight Special

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Scale matters. Writer-director Jeff Nichols has kept close and tight reins on an outsized vision in his previous films.  

‘Remember’ Takes a Trip Down ‘Memento’ Lane

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Joe Henry's 2001 song "Scar" is reminiscent of Atom Egoyan’s film Remember, a solemn exploration of purpose and a journey of discovery for Zev Guttman (Christopher Plummer), a recently widowed man suffering from dementia.  

Cult Following

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Some actors capture a character so well that it’s hard to imagine them portraying anyone else. And for the truly talented, it’s less of a pigeonhole than a challenge to raise the bar and keep landing solid projects.  

Eye in the Sky

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Director Gavin Hood (Tsotsi) sets his sights on the unnerving topicality of the war on terror in Eye in the Sky, his latest release.  

God's Not Dead 2

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The debate about the state of spiritual affairs continues in the latest release from Harold Cronk, the helmer behind God Is Not Dead! and God’s Not Dead.   

I Saw the Light

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Up till now, talented Brit Tom Hiddleston has been known for his mischief-making turn as the trickster god Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

Krisha

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Arriving in theaters with the eerily familiar dysfunctional family dynamic firmly in place, Krisha certainly is a difficult film to like or recommend in the traditional sense, but what writer-director Trey Edward Shults has birthed here is something that demands to be seen.   

My Big Fat Greek Reunion

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Almost 15 years after My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos gathers the Portokalos clan for a big fat reunion, a replay of all the Greek shtick and wedding hijinks that we could have ever wanted. The operative word is replay.  

Welcome to VICELAND

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The channel, available on Time Warner, Dish, DirecTV and most providers, hasn’t been active for a month yet but already boasts an impressive lineup of original content — all on-brand with VICE’s punk approach to news, entertainment and culture.  

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Zack Snyder and the DC Comics brain trust at Warner Brothers made a curious decision to downplay the idea of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.