July 29, 2015 08:55
Although the award-winning comedy/drama is bursting with attitude and sass, what’s lacking in director/ producer Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch’s screenplay is a sense of where these characters came from. We know that Sin-Dee has just been sprung from jail and that, of the pair, she’s easily the more volatile than Alexandra....
July 22, 2015 08:49
Remarkably, the film doesn’t vilify illegal immigrants or even those who manufacture and smuggle narcotics across the border. The problem is the source. The source is the widespread influence and power of the cartels, who operate both above and below the law, managing even to infiltrate and corrupt high government....
July 22, 2015 08:49
There’s the everyman – Rudd’s ex-con cat burglar Scott Lang – who undergoes the transformation into Ant-Man under the direction and discretion of Michael Douglas – as scientist Hank Pym, who provides both the film’s voice of reason and font of exposition....
July 15, 2015 08:42
This is familiar screen territory for Andersson, who specializes in such social, cultural and political mockery, as he wends his way through modern-day Sweden, dropping in on various characters as they go about their daily lives, observing (and sometimes reacting to) the goings-on around them....
July 15, 2015 08:42
the action taking place in London in 1968 – a year that likely predates the majority of the attending audience, with a good number of jokes that may well sail over the heads of most youngsters. No matter. That’s where the Minions are and that’s where the story is set....
July 8, 2015 08:45
Schwarzenegger’s a good Terminator here, a “Guardian” model (vintage by the looks of it), fondly referred to as “Pops” by Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke), who’s armed and ready when future soldier Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) drops into 1984 from the......
July 1, 2015 08:59
But when Ted and Tami-Lynn decide they want a baby, Ted must prove – in court – that he be accepted as a member of the human race. The film’s plea for acceptance and tolerance is nothing if not timely, and McFarlane has some fun sending up courtroom-drama cliches (… And Justice for All,....
June 24, 2015 08:23
Kaitlyn Dias provides the voice for the principal (human) character, Riley Anderson, a youngster who has recently moved to San Francisco with her parents (warmly voiced by Diane Lane and Kyle MacLachlan). For many children, a move can be traumatic, and that’s what Inside Out....
June 24, 2015 08:23
The writing/ directing duo Tel Granit and Sharon Maymon have managed to take a difficult topic – assisted suicide – and fashioned it into an effective, and affecting, drama with a universal, timely theme that transcends all cultures. To be sure, The Farewell Party....
June 24, 2015 08:23
The film focuses on the Angulo family, who have lived in the same apartment on New York’s Lower East Side for more than a decade. There are seven Angulo children (six boys and one girl), all home-schooled and all clearly intelligent and creative. Yet they’ve never set foot outside of their Manhattan apartment, at the behest of their father, Oscar....

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