Sweet Stakes

Nebraska

I like Alexander Payne. I really do. His ability as a director to mine for subtle laughs others would leave buried is as pleasant as his now-signature genre of “middle-aged-and-older men having muted epiphanies.” I guess I just miss the Citizen Ruth/Election-era Payne, the one who found a way to wedge his unique and deft style into an issue as big as abortion or as out-of-place as high-school...

entered on 11/15/13 at 05:28 PM | read more »



Thor-sty for More

Thor: The Dark World

There is a second Thor movie.

Let that sink in for a second.

The comic book series is so niche and crazy that there’s actually a supporting character named Throg, who is a frog version of Thor. And that comic book has now spawned two big-budget movies…and they’re both pretty darn good. So, if you were looking to assess how latched we are to the teat of Marvel Studios entertainment, remember...

entered on 11/08/13 at 05:14 PM | read more »



Cutting Room for November 1

  • You know what’s sexier than a Halloween costume, smarter than a baker’s dozen Stephen Hawkings and cooler than Kanye West thinks himself to be? Empathy. That’s why I’m so glad that Aksarben Cinema (aksarbencinema.com), Con Agra Foods and Together are offering a complimentary screening of American Winter to students from kindergarten through grade 12. On Wednesday, Nov 13 at 6:30, the...

entered on 11/01/13 at 07:53 PM | read more »



Tame, Lame Video Game

Ender's Game

Glam it up all you want: Ender’s Game is about a kid playing a high-stakes video game. And before Fred Savage-fueled visions of The Wizard go Super-Mario-dancing in your head, you should know this features absolutely no Power Glove love.

Based on a beloved book by awful homophobe and terrible human being Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game is about how bad/good war is, how noble/irrelevant...

entered on 11/01/13 at 07:25 PM | read more »



Fingers Crossed

American Promise

Take your pick: Would you rather (A) spend tons of money to send your young black son to a largely white private school, where he will be constantly reminded of his minority standing and subjected to double-standards from peers and teachers, or (B) take your chances in public school, where he will likely find a supportive peer group but faces substandard education and potential dangerous...

entered on 11/01/13 at 06:56 PM | read more »



Great-uitous

Blue is the Warmest Color

Let’s just get right to it: The 12-minute graphic lesbian sex scene at the heart of Blue is the Warmest Color is crazy problematic. Not because the hauntingly talented participants, Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and Emma (Léa Seydoux), aren’t infusing the scene with honest passion and sexual self-discovery. No, it’s more that it doesn’t feel “right;” the framing and pace, along with several...

entered on 10/25/13 at 07:18 PM | read more »



Bad Advice

The Counselor

Featuring an all-star cast of irreproachable actors…and also Cameron Diaz, The Counselor had Ridley Scott at the helm and an original screenplay written by Cormac McCarthy. All the ingredients in this cinematic recipe are independently delicious; so why does the final meal taste like week-old dumpster pizza with extra anchovies?

From the first sequence, which features Michael Fassbender’s...

entered on 10/25/13 at 07:15 PM | read more »


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Lucy

A girl ingests a drug that makes her God. For real.

GRADE
C+


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Those damned apes are back and anything but dirty.

GRADE
B+


We Are the Best

Set in Stockholm in 1982, this is punk rock female adolescence at its finest.

GRADE
A


Snowpiercer

Awesome, literal class warfare on a train that holds the only humans that survived the new ice age.

GRADE
A-


Obvious Child

Billed as a comedy, this is actually a sophisticated, empathetic look at a crucial issue.

GRADE
B+


The Signal

Crazy good and just plain crazy, this is indie sci-fi at its best!

GRADE
A+


Ping Pong Summer

Drowning in 1980s nostalgia, this deserves to be a cult hit.

GRADE
A-


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