Solid and zippy - STARK TREK INTO DARKNESS is an action packet of a… MoreSolid and zippy - STARK TREK INTO DARKNESS is an action packet of a film that gives a great deal for the eyes to divulge in and the heart to race to.
Intriguing concepts in visually interesting vistas, OBLIVION is a… MoreIntriguing concepts in visually interesting vistas, OBLIVION is a potential fuelled machine that unfortunately lags one-step behind its audience. The film is often predictable and familiar, but in terms of an execution of style and a deliverance of straight and simple science fiction - the film should be commended.
A documentary told with the flair of a thrilling narrative continually… MoreA documentary told with the flair of a thrilling narrative continually asking questions - THE IMPOSTER is impressive filmmaking depicting a unique subject. Though it's choppy editing can sometimes make it confusing, what makes the film truly impressive is it's slow unwinding and transformation of a subject - from initial complications to ultimate insinuations - of a man pretending to be someone else, and of a family seemingly blind to this stranger.
Nicely nostalgic and curiously contemporary, OZ: THE GREAT AND… MoreNicely nostalgic and curiously contemporary, OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL understands its different ingredients, but doesn't quite comprehend bringing them together into a good final result.
Re-creation tempting reality, Ben Affleck's depiction of an '80s… MoreRe-creation tempting reality, Ben Affleck's depiction of an '80s America is a searing hot pot of political tension realised with a raw integrity. While a little too brisk and as a film that could have benefited with another half hour, ARGO is smart filmmaking from a filmmaker who is bettering his talents with each step.
It is fitting that director Josh Radnor's sophomoric effort is about… MoreIt is fitting that director Josh Radnor's sophomoric effort is about growth, as it is clear that - as a director - the man has undertaken some growth in his talents. LIBERAL ARTS is an often insightful, quaintly adventurous exploration of age and growing up. The script is sharp and thoughtful, giving room for its ideas to breath. Radnor's previous film - HAPPYTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE - showed sparks of this creativity and unique thoughts on life, but it too often felt disconnected with only the odd spike of inspiration. With LIBERAL ARTS, Radnor has created a more even film - something that is continually brimming with thoughts without feeling overt or pretentious.