Film

Equals

 Posted by at 8:13 PM
Jul 142016
 

So here’s the thing: Early Internet buzz kept calling this sci-fi parable a sterile, sexless drag in which everyone looks the same and wears the same clothes. Wrong. Actually, Equals is very sexy, mostly because there isn’t much of it and yet you feel two people so longing to have…

The Infiltrator

 Posted by at 5:18 AM
Jul 142016
 

One of the great things to come out of Breaking Bad, besides its standing as one of the best shows in TV history, is the emergence of Bryan Cranston as a screen-filling dramatic actor of the first rank. Cranston was hilarious as the hassled dad on Fox’s Malcolm in the…

Cafe Society

 Posted by at 2:39 AM
Jul 142016
 
Cafe Society

In a summer of VFX crowdpleasers, it’s a kick to find Woody Allen out there working with flesh-and-blood actors who deal with emotions that aren’t computer generated. Café Society isn’t peak Allen, in the manner of such recent high points as Midnight in Paris (2011) and Blue Jasmine (2013), but…

Ghostbusters

 Posted by at 1:45 AM
Jul 132016
 
Ghostbusters

No big whup and no big fat flop either, the female reboot of Ghostbusters settles for being a fine, fun time at the movies. And yet Internet trolls have been talking shit about Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones since their casting was announced. As one neghead…

Zero Days

 Posted by at 3:36 AM
Jul 092016
 
Zero Days

The intelligence community called it “Operation Olympic Games.” Antivirus experts called it Stuxnet, an amalgamation of several keywords found in its code. The Iranian government called it a blatant act of sabotage. A piece of malware software with an unusual precision and an insanely dangerous payload, this worm had been…

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

 Posted by at 9:11 PM
Jul 082016
 
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Forget what Mike and Dave need. If you need a blast of mad-raunchy summer fun then this baby comes damn close to filling the bill. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates has the jumpy exuberance of a puppy that won’t stop humping your leg. It’s a bummer that the jokes…

Our Little Sister

 Posted by at 8:19 PM
Jul 082016
 
Our Little Sister

Sachi (Haruka Ayase) is a nurse at a hospital just outside of Tokyo; Yoshino (Masami Magasawa) is a bank clerk; Chika (fashion model Kaho), just out of high school, works at a Foot Locker-ish shoe store. All three sisters have been on their own since Dad got hitched to another…

Jul 082016
 
Secret In Their Eyes (2015) - Billy Ray

Academy Award® nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor and Academy Award® winners Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts star in this intense, haunting thriller that explores the murky boundaries between justice and revenge. A tight-knit team of rising investigators – Ray (Ejiofor), Jess (Roberts) and their supervisor Claire (Kidman) – is torn apart when Jess’s teenage daughter is brutally and inexplicably murdered. After obsessively searching for the elusive killer every day for 13 years, Ray finally uncovers a new lead that he’s certain will resolve the case. No one is prepared, however, for the shocking secret that will reveal the enduring, destructive effects of personal vengeance on the human soul.

The Secret Life of Pets

 Posted by at 12:51 AM
Jul 072016
 
The Secret Life of Pets

“Another Sucker Found” — that was the sign on the take-home box that held the first pet I ever adopted, a kitty named Fitzie. The same principle applies to all of you who see The Secret Life of Pets, an animated fluffball that does everything to drive you crazy and…

Captain Fantastic

 Posted by at 11:41 PM
Jul 062016
 
Captain Fantastic

Viggo Mortensen is at the top of his game in this family dramedy, shot through with humor and heart. Written and directed with scrappy grace by Matt Ross (an actor best known for playing vengeful CEO Gavin Belson of HBO’s Silicon Valley), Captain Fantastic takes turns you don’t see coming. Mortensen…