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  • Alex of Venice

    ★★★ Watched 19 Apr, 2014 3

    Chris Fucking Messina. how does a guy who works that much direct a movie that works this well? Mary Elizabeth Winstead is absolutely *ace*. the more things change the more things stay the same, but that doesn't make it any easier to keep your shit together.

    this is the kind of American indie that Tribeca can build on. not buzzy enough for sundance, not edgy enough for SXSW, but certainly good enough to play at either of those fests.

  • Make Your Move 2013

    ★★½ Watched 18 Apr, 2014 1

    An admirably diverse update of West Side Story that’s varnished with all the charm, budget, and formal elegance of Gossip Girl, the irresistibly dopey Make Your Move drops the spectacle endemic to most dance films in favor of a forward-thinking sweetness. While this international coproduction between Robert Cort Productions and Korea’s CJ Entertainment bends over backwards to communicate that it’s Step Up: Bushwick, it moves with the kind of corporate vibe that Brooklyn’s least gentrified hipster hotspot is struggling to…

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  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 2014

    ★★★★½ Watched 03 Feb, 2014 8

    The Grand Budapest Hotel is the film with which Wes Anderson finally answers his critics, and the message could not be clearer or more immaculately embossed in Futura on an insert shot of the most delicate stationary: “Go fuck yourselves.” Anderson has been contemporary American cinema’s most hostile aesthete for well over a decade, and ever since 2003’s The Life Aquatic made it obvious that the filmmaker has exactly zero interest in apologizing for his affectations, each of his subsequent…

  • Don Jon 2013

    Watched 18 Dec, 2013 23

    My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn.My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn.My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn.My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn.My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn.My body. My pad. My…