Reviews: Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (2015)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/18/16] | Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: [Mark] Hartley may be irreverent in his approach, but it’s clear that he loves this stuff. Electric Boogaloo (which gets its name from one of Cannon’s own films) shares that love with the rest of us. [New – 2/26/15] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire Excerpt: It is, as per usual for Hartley, a giddy, lightning-paced celebration of cheerfully terrible movies. [New – 9/11/14] | James Marsh @ Twitch Excerpt: Mark Hartley’s unofficial biography of Cannon Films impresarios Menahem […]

Reviews: Nina Forever (2015)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/12/16] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture [New – 10/15/15] | Jennie Kermode @ Eye For Film [New – 3/19/15] | Oktay Kozak @ The Playlist [New – 2/12/16] | Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews [New – 2/11/16] | Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat Excerpt: Nina Forever would be funny if it wasn’t so disturbing, and it would be disturbing if it wasn’t so funny. [New – 2/12/16] | Kristy Puchko @ Pajiba, Comic Book Resources Excerpt: Nina Forever is so rich with paradox—being […]

Reviews: What Happened, Miss Simone? (2015)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/11/16] | Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy [New – 2/19/16] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice Excerpt: A feisty and frequently moving documentary on the life and musical career of singer/songwriter Nina Simone. [New – 6/19/15] | Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online [New – 2/18/16] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Powerful, intimate, and fresh. We desperately need to hear more women talking about being driven in an inexorable way toward a passion. [New – 7/23/15] | Donald Jay Levit @ […]

Reviews: Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: [New – 2/18/16] | Sean Axmaker @ Stream On Demand Excerpt: … back to the wild and weird Miike, with extreme action, bloody spectacle, goofy humor, and abrupt curveballs every time you think you think you’ve got a handle on it. [New – 10/9/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies Excerpt: Real silliness doesn’t settle into a routine. This movie’s brand of it does. [New – 10/15/15] | Travis Hopson @ Punch Drunk Critics Excerpt: Yakuza Apocalypse may not be Miike’s best film, and lord knows he’ll try […]

Reviews: The Club (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian] Excerpt: Il suo è davvero uno sguardo inesausto, che non si accontenta mai, che non semplifica e che vuole farci vedere il mondo con occhi nuovi. Imperdibile. Nicholas Bell @ Ioncinema Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: Larraín refuses easy answers, keeping us off balance, prodding the sorest points of human self survival. Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com Excerpt: The vicious self-preservation on display during The Club’s climax cannot be described as anything but pitch-black sociopathic rage hidden beneath blank faces insanely justifying […]

Reviews: Deadpool (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish] Excerpt: Ryan Reynolds y su equipo cumplen y regalan a un palco adulto la película más personal e iconoclasta de Marvel. Violenta, cochina, inteligente, abre un mundo de posibilidades más allá del catálogo superheroico al uso. Bien, muy bien. A disfrutar. Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Excerpt: Primero que nada, gracias a Ryan Reynolds por haber peleado por una década y pico para lograr traernos este personaje a la pantalla grande como debe ser. Segundo, gracias a 20th Century Fox por haber tenido los […]

Reviews: How to Be Single (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish] Bill Clark @ From The Balcony Excerpt: How To Be Single is unfocused, horrifically shot and edited, and not nearly as raunchy as it thinks it is. Blake Crane @ BlakeCrane.com Excerpt: How to Be Single doesn’t completely subvert the contemporary rom-com conventions, but it tweaks them just enough to be consistently enjoyable Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com Excerpt: The trials and tribulations of the modern American twentysomething are dissected in minute detail in the somewhat mistitled “How to be Single.” In fact, none of […]

Reviews: Southbound (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: Josh Brunsting @ The CriterionCast Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews Excerpt: …one of the most rewarding horror anthologies to come down the pike, only one of its five stories treading water. Blake Crane @ BlakeCrane.com Excerpt: Southbound manages something most anthology films do not: cohesion. Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies Excerpt: [T]here’s a sense of some overarching mythology to this highway. Each short reveals another aspect of it without giving away or explaining too much. James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online Mark Harris […]

Reviews: Zoolander 2 (2016)

Here are review links for this film submitted by our members: José Arce @ LaButaca.net [Spanish] Excerpt: El que fuese el mejor modelo masculino del mundo regresa quince años después. Obviamente, el impacto de esta secuela es menor, más aún cuando poco a poco se convierte en una reiteración de los momentos clásicos de la primera entrega. Pero reírte, te ríes. Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire Excerpt: Agonizingly paced and bewilderingly outdated – no exaggeration, there’s a Susan Boyle cameo – Ben Stiller’s long-awaited sequel is a sad march through every single joke from the 2001 original, up to and including […]

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. […]