Reviews: Mountains May Depart (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/25/16] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian] Excerpt: Il film e’ appiccicoso e francamente reazionario nella sua descrizione dei rapporti tra i personaggi. Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: An ambitious film about three critical times in the life of a Chinese woman, mirroring changes in modern China. Hugo Gomes @ Cinematograficamente Falando … [Portuguese] Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Reviews: The Witch (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/25/16] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire Excerpt: Eggers patiently threads his needle with themes of faith, family, and fear, and sews it up into a mélange of unsettling mood and unshakable images; it’s a movie that drifts along, haunting yet manageable, and then it clobbers you. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Writer/director Robert Eggers…has made a masterpiece right out of the gate. This production is absolute perfection in every regard, from its well researched screenplay and art direction to its great ensemble cast and unnerving score […]

Reviews: 88th Oscars: Nominated Shorts (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews [New – 2/11/16] | (Animated) Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: The animated segment is often my favorite of the three shorts programs because they illicit the most diverse array of feelings – ranging from joy to sadness, sometimes within the same vignette. [New – 2/11/16] | (Documentary) Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews Excerpt: If you do decide to see these one after another, be sure to go with a loved one so you can hug each other after it’s all over. […]

Reviews: The Boy (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com Excerpt: Stranger and intense, delving into the paranormal and leaving the door ajar for a sequel… Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant Excerpt: The Boy is a very slow burn, one that successfully works to the narrative at hand, but isn’t particularly enjoyable to watch. Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic Excerpt: Up until a bonkers 11th-hour plot twist, “The Boy” is plenty dim and so very dull, jumpy dream sequences and smart-as-a-peach character decisions becoming its fallbacks. Daniel Lackey @ […]

Reviews: The Choice (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies Excerpt: Spare me. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: The 11th film adapted from a Nicholas Sparks novel and if you’ve seen one, then there is a good chance you know everything about this movie. I suppose it’s fine for date night, but that only applies to a date who wants nothing to do with post-film conversation about deeper themes and messages. You’ll fine none of those here. Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic Excerpt: It’s neither good nor bad, just by-the-numbers bait […]

Reviews: Hail, Caesar! (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/25/16] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian] Excerpt: E allora, ancora una volta, quella che sembrava solo una commedia scatenata e nostalgica, si rivela qualcosa di più: un conte philosophique, che racconta l’importanza del capitale ben utilizzato e la costruzione di un’identità. [New – 2/25/16] | José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish] Excerpt: Los hermanos Coen proponen un thriller negro y cómico ambientado en un mundo loco, trágico y estupendamente absurdo. Comercialmente se sitúa en un lado bastante denso de su filmografía para el gran público, […]

Reviews: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth Blake Crane @ BlakeCrane.com Excerpt: Perhaps Austen had the right idea by leaving zombies out of her novel… Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies Excerpt: [I]t constantly forces us to wonder why the damned zombies are here in the first place. James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal Excerpt: ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is an adaptation of an adaptation that delivers its own take on the classic mash-up by further rewriting history and clearly defining the line between good and […]

Reviews: Boy and the World (2015)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: An edifying and out-of-the-box animated feature from Brazil that charts the quest of a boy to find his father. Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal Excerpt: ‘Boy and the World’ is this year’s surprise animated Oscar nominee, but it more than earns its spot with a unique style and captivating story. Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine Excerpt: One wonders how receptive young audiences should be to a film that puts its storytelling secondary to its message-making. Bubbly as Abreu’s aesthetics […]

Reviews: Theeb (2015)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/4/16] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: An intense coming-of-age and survival tale set in the desert that is both awesome and harrowing. [New – 12/3/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Much is foretold by Thaler’s use of light and space, Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen disappearing into the landscape not once, but twice, rock formations forming passages into the unknown. [New – 10/26/15] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [New – 11/12/15] | Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews Excerpt: He must […]

Reviews: Dirty Grandpa (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Kevin Carr @ Fat Guys at the Movies Excerpt: Not everything in this movie is funny, and the set-up takes a bit too long to play out. However, there are some moments that made me laugh, I’ll admit. Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: If the idea of Robert De Niro saying ‘vagina’ a lot or visual gags that portray Efron as a pedophile are your idea of funny, “Dirty Grandpa” will fit the bill. Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies Excerpt: [De Niro is] invested in this character […]