Gimme Two Jim Jarmusch Movies (2016)

“My movies, like Stranger than Paradise and Down by Law, are also about social misfits experiencing the dark side of the American dream.” Jim Jarmusch in The Simpsons, Season 19, Episode 18: “Any Given Sundance” PATERSON Everybody knows that New Jersey is...Read More

The Giver (2014)

Remember when you were 15 years old and you refused to conform? When you hated your stupid high school and the stupid jocks and the stupid teachers who were trying to turn you into a fucking robot for the corporations, but they would never get you to sell out, no way?...Read More

Let’s Be Cops (2014) #2LFUSR

Let’s Be Cops is a very good formula cop comedy that doesn’t seem to have been harmed by the unfortunate timing of its release – less than a week after everything went to hell in Ferguson Missouri. This could have been a disaster, but the movie is entertaining enough...Read More

The Giver (2014) World Premiere!

Okay, so there’s this website called Gofobo. You can get free passes to see movies, they tell me. Fine. I register, and in a few days I get a free printable pass to see Tammy (2014). I get to the theater a half hour early, and there is a huge line. But after waiting...Read More

Get On Up (2014)

Get On Up is all over the place. It wants to be a movie like 24 Hour Party People (2002) – the kind of music history film where anything can happen: characters talk to the camera, the chronology jumps back and forth, actual footage gets cut into the re-enactments....Read More

Lucy (2014)

Director Luc Besson likes to make movies about women who kick butt – Anne Parillaud in La Femme Nikita (1990), Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element (1997) and The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999). His latest femme fatale is Scarlett Johansson in the very Lucy...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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...Read More

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,...Read More
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