Warcraft: The Beginning introduces a lore that is too big to handle in a two hour film, but Duncan Jones is still able to make a compelling case for the highs this material could reach.Read more "Film Review: Warcraft: The Beginning"
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is an impressive debut from David Lowery and is just a smidgen shy of complete excellence.Read more "Film Review: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints"
Zac: So Lauren, you and I both saw Contraband this week, the new film staring Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster and Giovanni Ribisi about a bunch of smugglers trying to iron out a family debt; what did you think?Read more "HST… Film Review: Contraband"
The Mechanic is a fun hitman in training film that features a solid relationship between its leads, good action beats, and tight filmmaking that doesn’t really waste a minute. Arthur Bishop is the man. Working for a covert government(?) agency, Bishop is tasked with the hardest of the hits that come across their plate and […]Read more "Review: The Mechanic"
Oren Moverman’s The Messenger is a great honest look into the side of war we rarely see, the deceased family dealing with receiving the news of the passing, and the results are a film filled with sadness, anger, and humor surrounding this delicate and vulnerable situation. The messenger in question is a staff sergeant, Will, […]Read more "Review: The Messenger"
David Slade’s adaptation of the vampire graphic novel quickly becomes mess and while having one or two decent moments, it is for the most part and unmemorable failure. Josh Hartnett stars as the police chief of a small Alaskan town that doesn’t see the sun for thirty days every winter. As he investigates a series […]Read more "Review: 30 Days of Night"
James Magnold’s new film is the first big studio western since Unforgiven, and along with The Assassination of Jesse James harkens a call for a return to this genre in cinema as long as it is taken seriously and in talented hands. Talent is abundant with the leads of Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, staring […]Read more "Review: 3:10 to Yuma"