Reviews: Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: A rousing underdog film about an Olympic ski-jumper that will send you home with hope in your heart. Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Blake Crane @ Film Racket Excerpt: made for the sole purpose of manufacturing feel-good responses from audiences and not digging any deeper than surface-level compassion. Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com Excerpt: “Eddie the Eagle” wants you to believe that it’s an off-kilter, edgy comedic biopic based on the exploits of Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards, who competed […]

Reviews: Forsaken (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies Excerpt: [Screenwriter Brad] Mirman follows the Western template as if it were an exact science. Kenji Fujishima @ Paste Oktay Kozak @ The Playlist Mark Leeper @ Mark Leeper Excerpt: FORSAKEN does not bring much that is new to the Western, but it is nice that it brings a Western at all. Carson Lund @ Slant Magazine Excerpt: A film like Forsaken doesn’t come around often—that is, one that adheres to the dictionary definition of a classical genre without ever attempting to subvert […]

Reviews: Gods of Egypt (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies Excerpt: Everyone is doing their own thing, and none of it fits together. Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie Excerpt: It’s hard to reconcile Alex Proyas, the man behind Dark City, as the man behind Gods of Egypt. His new effort is amateur hour and will go down as a laughable dud. Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See Excerpt: The frenzied, laugh-out-loud absurdity will appeal to some, but only those special few with a deep love and […]

Reviews: Triple 9 (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Excerpt: riple 9 es una película entretenida hasta cierto punto. La misma comienza con mucha promesa, dependiendo astutamente del aspecto de robos y acción. Lamentablemente, el filme decide descansar encima de los hombros de un guión vago, incoherente y que no ofrece nada nuevo dentro del género. El impresionante elenco en realidad termina sin mucho que hacer, y las emocionantes secuencias de acción llegan muy separadas. Viniendo del cineasta John Hillcoat, Triple 9 debió ser un mejor filme. Blake Crane @ BlakeCrane.com Excerpt: Triple […]

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: Race (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/25/16] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire Excerpt: Race’ feels, much of the time, like a missed opportunity, and that’s a shame. It’s an important story about a groundbreaking African American, and it’s disappointing to see it reframed, by its (white) director and (white) screenwriters, as a film that’s just as much about the white people around him. Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies Excerpt: [O]ne can’t help but feel that the movie downplays the far more important ideas and ideals here. Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online […]

Reviews: Rams (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: Rams holds heartbreak, triumph and inspiration but all of it is executed with a phlegmatic wit that makes the movie fun to watch even when it’s about estranged siblings and dying animals.  Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: A satisfying and quirky slice-of-life film set in rural Iceland. Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal Excerpt: ‘Rams’ is an Icelandic drama that weaves a gripping story about two estranged brothers who find common ground when their ancestral sheep-stock is threatened. Donald Jay […]

Reviews: Risen (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Kevin Carr @ Fat Guys at the Movies Excerpt: Why I’m not getting behind this movie for religious reasons, I do respect the preaching it does to the choir (which is what it intends to do). More so, I respect the movie for giving us a well-made production with solid performances and an interesting perspective. David Crow @ Den of Geek Excerpt: Whether we’re followers of Old Testaments or New, we should all believe deep down that the worst possible thing a movie can be is a preaching to […]

Reviews: A War (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian] Excerpt: Lindholm sembra aver imparato perfettamente la grande lezione di Francesco Rosi, capace di non tradire mai le proprie intenzioni, restituendo la complessità politica e morale della realtà. David Bax @ Battleship Pretension Excerpt: With its moral dilemma of a fulcrum and its motif of a marriage tested by the duty and distance of a soldiering husband, Tobias Lindholm’s A War bears all the markings of a topical, made-for-television melodrama. Yet with his lean, deliberate narrative and aesthetic choices, Lindholm has stripped […]

Reviews: The Witch (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: 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. Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] 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 […]