Though there are several films like it in American history, The Drop proves to be one of the best of its kind. It’s a no-nonsense, straightforward crime story with no flashbacks, not much in the way of unrelated subplots, and few visual flourishes, while yet maintaining a sharp style and an accurate portrayal of a […]
The Last Days of Robin Hood is a minor, entertaining film about the final years of Errol Flynn and his relationship with aspiring actress Beverly Aadland. Flynn reportedly met the then 15-year-old on the Warners lot, made a connection, “auditioned” her for a part, seduced her, and then pursued her as a mate. Their two […]
This week the full group encourages listeners to join the Cinema 21 Kickstarter campaign for new seating in the big auditorium, and then goes on to review: The Identical, with Ray Liotta Ashley Judd, and a noted Elvis impersonator; The Last of Robin Hood, about the final romance of Errol Flynn with young Beverly Aadland; […]
As summer ends, a lot of new films arrive, starting with The Trip to Italy, the sequel to the gourmet travelogue The Trip. That’s followed by: Life After Beth, the zombie comedy with TV’s Aubrey Plaza; the spy thriller The November Man with Pierce Brosnan; the teen romance If I Stay with Chloë Grace Moretz; […]
This week the team looks at: Calvary, about a week in the life of an Irish priest in crisis; The Giver, the adaptation of the dystopian YA novel; The Expendables 3, the latest elderly gents action film; Land Ho!, a mumblecore travelog; the reformatory drama, Coldwater; the documentary The Dog, about the subject of Dog […]
Today a reduced team review the new Woody Allen comedy Magic in the Moonlight, the action film Into the Storm, the gentle comedy The Hundred-Foot Journey, and look at some revivals, including Blue Velvet, Freaks, and Say Anything …
This week the reviewers enthuse over Guardians of the Galaxy, and the documentary Code Black, while also discussing the dull sitcom, Sex Tape, and Wes & his World which continues with The Last Detail and The 400 Blows, and Who Framed Roger Rabbit? and The Point in the Animation Classics series.
First up this week is Richard Linklater’s masterpiece Boyhood, followed by the slightly similar, very slightly, Hellion. The team had mixed feelings about Luc Besson’s Lucy with Scarlett Johanssen, but liked the John Le Carré adaptation A Most Wanted Man, with Philip Seymour Hoffman. Finally there is I Origins.
On hand this week are reviews of Wish I Was Here, the Zach Braff Kickstarter movie; Gabrielle, the Canadian film about people with Williams syndrome; Venus in Fur, the play adaptation by Roman Polanski; The Dance of Reality, the most recent film by Alejandro Jodorowsky; the documentary Citizen Koch, and more entries in the “Wes […]