Based on the disturbing internet meme that led to actual tragedy, Slender Man is a dour movie experience in many ways. As a metaphor for disaffected and desensitized young women who are losing their identities, it's pretty interesting. Ultimately, the internet is a big part of the reason these girls are disaffected and seem to lack effective parental guidance. Their slumber party involves watching some internet POV porn together before they become bored with that and decide to summon the…
Badham's Disco Inferno burns hotter than ever. Forget its camp reputation, this flick spends more time on the sweaty streets of NYC than it does sweating it out on the dance floor. The 2001: Odyssey discotheque is only slightly more prominent in Tony's life than the paint store, dance studio, or Narrows Bridge. It just happens to be the dance floor where Tony Manero feels most alive, and "staying alive" is the persistent challenge for all of these flawed and very human characters. 9.4/10
Blissfully gritty and violent combination of pulp action and neo noir. It's the strongest in a string of distinguished work since Schwarzenegger has returned to movies. This is David Ayer's uncompromising reaction to The Expendables and it's not for wimps. Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos turn in exciting gender-defying performances as the hard-boiled women trapped in this nightmare of throbbing, reckless machismo.
Lionsgate Premiere. LOL. Yeah, this one isn't quite ready for primetime.
The only thing less convincing than Daniel Radcliffe as an FBI agent, is Daniel Radcliffe as a fake skinhead. The white supremacists here are portrayed as a small, incestuous and heavily divided group of woefully incompetent wannabes and outright losers. The anti-fascist mob that attacks their peaceful and puny protest is substantially larger, scarier, and more proactively violent. Hollywood's been down this path so many times, they need to…