Of Monsters and Men in Robots

Pacific Rim and the art of the 25-story-tall slugfest.


Movie Reviews & Stories
For two decades, Guillermo del Toro has honed a skill that few directors—especially in the mainstream studio system—have mustered: He doesn’t make movies so much as build worlds. Whether it�   More
 
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Body Double

Double duty.


Brew Views
While some filmmakers pay subtle homage to their forebears, Brian De Palma makes no attempt to hide his Hitchcock obsession. All month long, in a series called Deja Vertigo, the Hollywood Theatre    More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

The Lone Ranger

Ho-hum, Silver!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Updating olden-day heroes is a difficult task. Like Superman, the Lone Ranger’s mythos is rooted in an outmoded American ideal, one where unquestionable good always triumphs over evil, damsels are i   More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 AP KRYZA

The Heat

A buddy-cop flick without any burn.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The Heat may be the most tragic blunder since Pryzbylewski gunned down that plainclothes cop in Season 3 of The Wire. Despite the combined talents of Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, Parks and Recreati   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

White House Down

’Cause baby, you’re a firework.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In a time of international turmoil, divisive politics and increasing moral vacancy, two all-American truths remain: Channing Tatum is smokin’ hot, and watching big explosions is fun. These are t   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 EMILY JENSEN

Brew Views: Charade

Parlor games.


Brew Views
Forget Psycho. That flick may have cinema’s most harrowing shower scene, but Charade has its most delightful, in the form of a fully clothed Cary Grant lathering himself up as a highly amused Au   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Zombie Zoo: World War Z Reviewed

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Movies & Television
World War Z so passed us by we forgot to mention it in this week's paper, much less screen it by press deadline. Turns out we needn't have bothered.Critic's Grade: CIt looks like Hollywood executives can sleep a little easier at night, once again content in the knowledge that throwing enough money at a problem can solve it. Thanks to $20 million in reshoots, Marc Forster's World War Z has managed to ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

The Bling Ring

Trapped in the closets of the rich and famous.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Sofia Coppola has spent much of her career enticing viewers to shed a tear for the poor little rich boys and girls of the world. With her fifth feature, she turns her attention to the sidelines,   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

A Superhero’s Shakespeare

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is a smart and chummy soiree.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Much Ado About Nothing is all about trickery. The comedy—one of Shakespeare’s best—centers on two strong-minded singles, Beatrice and Benedick, each determined never to love and never to mar   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

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