Tusk

Release: Friday, September 19, 2014 [Theater] Written by: Kevin Smith Directed: Kevin Smith No walruses were harmed during the making of this film, though you better believe the human component didn't fair so well. Particularly those in the audience. Kevin Smith I find a gamble even at the best of times. His scripts, though often clever, intelligent -- … Continue reading Tusk

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

Release: Friday, September 19, 2014 [Theater] Mr. Neeson's very particular set of skills, while not applied quite as liberally this time around, still make themselves available during creative bursts of energy in this brand new crime thriller from Scott Frank. There's a chill in the air and an eerie quiet about the New York City imagined in A … Continue reading A Walk Among the Tombstones

Calvary

Release: Friday, August 1, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Behold, The Passion of the Brendan Gleeson. In John Michael McDonagh's second collaboration with the lovable Dubliner, we get to watch a good Catholic priest endure a brutal psychological and emotional beating for virtually no reason whatsoever. To the tune of Mel Gibson's graphic portrayal of the final 12 hours in … Continue reading Calvary

The Drop

Release: Friday, September 12, 2014 (limited) [Theater] Fairly unsurprisingly, The Drop is a compelling modern entry into the gangster/crime genre. Tom Hardy. James Gandolfini. There's something foregone-conclusion-y about pairing those names together and sticking them in a mobster flick. It's likely to be damn good. Of course you'd be forgiven for not being taken with the relatively bland title. But … Continue reading The Drop

Land Ho!

Release: Friday, July 11, 2014 (limited) [Theater] As much a gorgeous postcard from the Icelandic coast, Land Ho! also serves as a warm, sentimental comedy about taking advantage of time we can almost measure out in handfuls. In a perpetual disappearing act, it is a hell of a precious thing. Fittingly, this neat and trim 90-minute package is … Continue reading Land Ho!