Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life” is one of the most unusual film epics ever created, both in scope and intention.
What distinguishes a mere cult movie from a midnight movie?
The second to last night of MSPIFF bites … in a post-apocalyptic vampire kinda way.
“Journey of a Dream” is a fantastic exploration of the Tibetan diaspora and the movement to free Tibet from Chinese occupation. “A Useful Life” is droning, relentless, somewhat boring.
International Narrative Shorts serves up four films between ten and thirty minutes in length, with genres ranging from family drama to supernatural horror.
Part of me wants to sum up “Small Town Murder Songs” as “Fargo” without the funny or the quirky, but that would be harsh.
Rounding out the Walker Art Center’s October retrospective of French director Olivier Assayas is his most recent work — a 5 and 1/2 hour television miniseries about notorious terrorist Carlos the Jackal — simply titled Carlos.
The infectious idiocy of Jackass flourishes in 3D, truly the wisest route to embark on for a successful but weary franchise. And the weariness is visible in the eyes of most of the group. The […]
The element of surprise is vital to good storytelling, but seems harder and harder to come by in the cinema of the early 21st century. We’ve become accustomed to movie trailers and commercials that consistently and shamelessly divulge all the good bits, and even major plot twists before we even buy a ticket, throw it on our Netflix queue, or illegally download it.
“I just wish that nobody made a movie of me while I was still alive”, laments Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Tough cookies.
Remember the seventies sci-fi/action flick Logan’s Run? A dystopian tale of two attractive twenty-somethings who must escape a futuristic society that cuts down on overpopulation by executing every citizen at age 30?