Sometimes the true pleasure of a film,
especially a documentary, is having the opportunity to bask in the
presence of someone you wish you could invite into your home for dinner
or head off on an epic road trip with.
Yet another retelling of a classic fairy tale with modern flourishes,
this time with Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) as
sibling bounty hunters who travel the land dispatching witches with
style and flair until they discover that the biggest and baddest witch
(Famke Janssen) has been setting a trap for them.
A short film anthology with multiple directors
tackling an interconnected story about a group of teens on the Internet
in search of the most banned movie ever, Movie 43 features a
who’s who cast that dares to taunt their own
reputations as celebrated performers in order to push the boundaries for
a good cheap (and dirty) laugh.
It should come as no surprise that Dustin Hoffman would eventually step
behind the camera. After all, he’s an actor noted for depth,
intelligence and an intuitiveness perfectly suited to working with
others in order to bring the best out of them.
Rust and Bone captures much of the
dynamic between Ali and Stephanie without excessive dialogue; there are
few situations where they feel the need to explain themselves. They are
creatures of action, full of passion, which at times, results in
unintended emotional carelessness.
People sure are concerned with Girls for a time when television is full of objectionable content — terrorists, gigolos, Bill O’Reilly, etc. For better or worse, Lena Dunham’s comedy has garnered a ton of attention since its premiere in April 2012.
Writer-director Andrés Muscietti teams up with co-writer Neil Cross to
expand his 2008 short about a pair of young sisters (Megan Charpentier
and Isabelle Nélisse) found in a cabin in the woods after five years,
who get placed into the custody of an uncle (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and
his wife (Jessica Chastain).
After a brief postponement from the fall — to edit a violent sequence in a movie theater — Gangster Squad, the 1940s and ’50s crime thriller from Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland and 30 Minutes or Less)
seeks a hostile takeover of the weekend box office.
Zero Dark Thirty begins in
darkness, not the pitch of night or space; rather simply, it starts with
the black frame and voices. Instantly, we recognize the voices as those
belonging to desperate callers on Sept. 11, 2001.