With Spy, Melissa McCarthy has delivered possibly her finest performance to date in a film that is a fantastic send up of the spy genre while also being a pretty good straight up spy movie.Read more "Film Review: Spy"
Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel finds him operating at the peak of his powers and as confident as he’s ever been.Read more "Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Soderbergh delivers another excellent film, with great turns by Rooney Mara and Jude Law, in what might be his last feature film in some time.Read more "Film Review: Side Effects"
Now that we’re done looking behind us here at HST, it’s time to ring in the new year by filling our calendars with the upcoming releases (movies, music, TV, and video games) we’re looking forward to most. Big names, big sequels, big comebacks, big excitement.Read more "Looking Ahead to 2013: 1st Quarter (January – March)"
Rise of the Guardians is a lackluster and forced attempt to turn established characters in our cultural lexicon into a franchise that lacks imagination and never gets off the ground.Read more "Film Review: Rise of the Guardians"
Lauren: With this theatre inspired adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic novel, Anna Karenina, Joe Wright and Keira Knightley manage to produce a film worthy of following up their other work together, Pride & Prejudice and Atonement.Read more "HST…Film Review: Anna Karenina"
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a solid sequel, but doesn’t really advance the story or bring much new to the series.Read more "Film Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
Though it is still debatable if Robert Downey Jr. or Wishbone makes a better Sherlock Holmes, the memorable quality of Downey’s performance two years ago as the classic detective will be impossible to forget. He made what I assumed to be a stodgy, pipe-smoking British guy eccentrically cool, something that I couldn’t help get enough […]Read more "Film Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows"
Martin Scorsese’s Hugo takes a bit to find its way, but once it does it is a marvelous tale of filmmaking and wonder that is, quite possibly, the best use of 3D yet.Read more "Film Review: Hugo"