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  • The Party

    The Party

    ★★

    One wonders how many Hollywood stereotypes of South Asians have resulted due to Peter Sellers' bumbly idiot. Possibly good intentions with terribly unfortunate execution.

  • Pink

    Pink

    ★½

    Pink is a necessary film that works for its intended audience: It slices through the idea of gender roles without subtlety, making sure every man and woman and girl and boy in India—especially those who are in less progressive areas—take heed that the status quo is not sufficient. Unfortunately, in making its point, it's filled with forced melodrama and is often unaware of its hypocrisy. (Most of the characters in the film, regardless of gender, are stock characters who're judged…

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  • Prometheus

    Prometheus

    ★★★½

    LIFE AS FICTION Michael Fassbender is the best android ever: This, sadly, is the one true takeaway from Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe. If forced to admit another, it would be that the elder Scott brother has now further cemented himself as arguably the single most overrated director working today. For him, style over substance has become par for course, and while that isn’t a bad thing, it’s consistently kept him from being great since 1982. His…

  • Last Action Hero

    Last Action Hero

    ★★½

    Meta before meta was cool. Also: Hamlet and The Seventh Seal.