Thursday, October 31, 2013


Surely there is no other film that makes you feel what it will feel like to get old, tired, slow and ill.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

From Up on Poppy Hill

All of Ghibli's movies do one thing right - they place you in a time that no longer exists but that we all long for. Even on another continent. (Original title: Kokuriko-zaka kara)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Sessions

Helen Hunt hands-down deserved her nomination for portraying the utterly strange life of a sex therapist.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The East

Your usual morality suspense plot-- only this time, written by an actress and director who were actually IN an anarchist collective.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


The filmmakers have performed a neat trick: turned a bizarre concept into something both surreal and real at the same time.


Pretentious in its staged nature, but engaging and intriguing in its view of life.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


But, but... bats are useful! detritus is necessary! mice actually are adorable!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Moonrise Kingdom

If the first 10 minutes of Edward Norton as the scoutmaster isn't tickling your funny bone, you won't enjoy this film.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Company You Keep

I'm fairly certain Redford and Dobbs could not have more clearly telegraphed the denouement.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Bling Ring

How do you excuse the zeitgeist of bling by showing oodles of it (and how fun it is)?