Category Archives: Movies

The Boxtrolls (2014)

It’s fantastic. I would have flipped my lid over it at age 8, 9, 10, and I flipped as an adult as well. My review of The Boxtrolls is now up at Rogerebert.com. The film opens today.

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The Children of Marx and Coca-Cola

From Masculin Féminin (1966), directed by Jean-Luc Godard.

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Force Majeure (2014); written and directed by Ruben Östlund

Force Majeure. A superior or irresistible power. An event that is a result of the elements of nature, as opposed to one caused by human behavior. Force Majeure premiered at Cannes this past May and won the Un Certain Regard … Continue reading

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Jim Jarmusch on Love Streams

In the Criterion Collection’s release of Jim Jarmusch’s wonderful Night On Earth, Jarmusch answers questions from all over the globe about the film. Jarmusch does not “do” commentary tracks, it’s not his thing, and so on the couple of Jarmusch … Continue reading

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New York Film Festival 2014: The Blue Room; directed by Mathieu Amalric

The Blue Room is so lean and so taut, with so little fat on its bones, that it calls into question other movies that try to do similar things only take twice as long to do it. The Blue Room … Continue reading

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Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

I haven’t hated a movie in a long time. My review of “Hector and the Search for Happiness” is now up at Rogerebert.com.

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Swim Little Fish Swim (2014)

Swim Little Fish Swim is a first feature. Sweet, slight, but confused. I think the message I took from it was not the one intended. My review of Swim Little Fish Swim is up at The Dissolve.

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The Guest (2014)

Super fun. Highly recommended. My review of The Guest is up at Rogerebert.com.

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Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)

I really loved Dolphin Tale, the true-life story of Winter, an injured dolphin saved by the groundbreaking development of a flexible prosthetic tail. I wondered why on earth a sequel was necessary. I was fearful. Would Winter be turned into … Continue reading

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I Want To Go To There

One of my favorite shots from Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956).

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