Arbitrage - Movie ReviewFirst time filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki capitalizes on both his knowledge of the inner-workings of the financial industry as well as our scarred recollections of the most recent financial meltdown to create a fascinating thriller that smolders with ...

The Words - Movie ReviewForming the central theme of The Words is the idea of success and the question of what price we’re willing to pay to achieve it. What if our biggest dreams far exceed our level of individual talent? In today’s look-at-me world of fame-grubbing reality shows and ...

The Possession - Movie ReviewThree horror films released in three weeks.  Is this a blatant sign of the devil at work or just a sneak attack from a dybbuk?  Neither.  Hollywood knows exactly what time of the year it is.  While The Awakening had its moments and the dangerously dim-witted ...

Hit and Run - Movie ReviewOne of the biggest joys of writing about film comes from the occasional love affair with an independently-produced little gem that thrives on a pressed shooting schedule and reduced budget while still managing to find creatively-conceived ways to entertain without ...

Step Up Revolution - Movie ReviewDon’t look now, but the Step Up franchise has reached a level of success few others have. Mark Speer’s Step Up Revolution marks the fourth episode in the sizzling dance and romance series; a feat matched only by such memorable franchises as Pirates of the Caribbean ...

Neil Young Journeys - Movie ReviewWith Neil Young Journeys, the third film in the Jonathan Demme/Neil Young documentary trilogy, Demme hoped to create an intimate portrait that looks deep into the heart and soul of the artist. And what better vantage point than one coming from a tiny ...

Take This Waltz - Movie ReviewThere’s a brilliant aura lighting up the Cineplex right now. It has nothing to do with lycra-tighted superheroes, talking stuffed animals, or animated shenanigans, and more to do with a place where the moon has been sweating in a cry filled with footsteps and ...

Magic Mike - Movie ReviewThere are few directors who can entertain me - a solidly heterosexual male - with a film about male strippers with impossible abs, toothy grins, and buns of steel.  Wait.  Now that I think about it, there’s only one. His name is Steven Soderbergh ...

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World - Movie ReviewIn case of a fire, what would you grab on the way out the door? In the face of the world’s total annihilation, would you significantly change anything about your life?  These age-old questions form the themes in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which ...

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Movie ReviewAbout two years ago I read Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and was immediately struck by its power and purpose in having a little fun with a historical figure, the mythology surrounding him, and giving a new interpretation on why the Civil War was ...

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