article placeholder

Robocop movie review

The original "RoboCop," the 1987 film by Paul Verhoeven, was a vicious, unrepentant foray into deep cultural fears about corporate domination, media corruption and the urban crime epidemic. Now in the 21st...
that awkward moment movie

Review: That Awkward Moment

Freshman screenwriter and director Tom Gormican gets a lot of credit for getting financing for this movie. Not only is it a rom-com where the main characters are guys instead of clumsy, too-busy-for-men...
the-new-thor-the-dark-world-poster-looks-exactly-like-the-one-for-iron-man-3

Thor: The Dark World review

Chris Hemsworth's character might be the title of this sequel, and an Avenger to boot, but dammit, Thor: The Dark World is Tom Hiddleston's movie. Directed by: Alan Taylor Written by: Christopher Yost,...
benedict-cumberbatch-the-fifth-estate

The Fifth Estate review

It's a common maxim that history is written by the winners. But what about the history when there are no clear winners? When something momentous happens- and then nothing really changes at all? And what if we...
Sofia-Vergara-In-Machete-Kills

“Machete Kills” movie review

Machete Kills poster I only just saw "Machete" a few weeks ago- I caught a poorly edited version of it on TNT or FX or something- so I have only been recently entranced by the Robert Rodriguez 70s action...
gravity-movie-poster-closeup

“Gravity” movie review

In every movie nerd's subconscious, there is a file marked "Do Not Destroy." In that file are all the cinematic images that have refused to be washed away by the tides of lifelong media saturation. Among other...
Rush-quad-poster-Hemsworth-Bruhl-Howard

Movie Review: “Rush”

It's not difficult to explain what "Rush," the Ron Howard historical film about the contentious rivalry of two Formula One drivers in the 1970s was trying to tell me. It's a movie about speed, both the...
Poster-for-David-E.-Talberts-Baggage-Claim

Movie Review: “Baggage Claim”

About halfway through "Baggage Claim," a feather-light rom-com, the requisite slutty and funny BFF (the fantastic Jill Scott) asks our heroine Montana (Paula Patton) why she's so hell-bent on getting married....