A Most Wanted Man (2014)

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

I had been looking forward to this movie for months and I have to admit I’m a little disappointed. First off, things move slooow. I know John LeCarré’s books are all about procedure and details and characters, but I want a little suspense now and then. Outside of one...
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

This movie should have been a lot more fun than The Purge (2013) but somehow wasn’t. The plot of both movies (lifted intact from Star Trek episode “Return of the Archons”) is the same: in the not-too-distant future, smoothly running society has set aside one day a...
Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood (2014)

Richard Linklater’s latest is an odd duck of a movie. Spanning 12 years in the life of a Texas family, and filmed with the same cast for those years, Boyhood feels less like a movie and more like life itself. It meanders aimlessly with seemingly fresh starts that...
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

I didn’t like this movie. There. I said it. Everyone else in the world liked this movie, but I did not. I thought it was earnest and joyless and pretended to be about Serious Issues while not having anything to say about them. Short version: monkeys live in Marin,...
Begin Again (2014)

Begin Again (2014)

This aggressively crappy rom-com starts out promisingly enough. Keira Knightley is dragged onstage by her folky friend. She sings a song. Then she leaves the stage convinced that she is a failure. But Mark Ruffalo, record company guy, is in the audience and loves the...
Suck it, Libtard! Dinesh D’Souza’s America (2014)

Suck it, Libtard! Dinesh D’Souza’s America (2014)

You won’t believe how egregiously awful Dinesh D’Souza’s America is. Or maybe you will – the walking pustule known as D’Souza has basically resurrected the 2012 Republican Convention in movie form: the golden hued montages of cornfields and purple mountains majesty,...