The BFG

Release: Friday, July 1, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Melissa Mathison Directed by: Steven Spielberg Great Gallywampers and fiddly tweezlesticks, I is very pleased indeed that Steven Spielberg has delivered the goodles in his very first venture into Roald Dahl's brilliant imagurnation. The BFG is breathtaker beautiful, and not just thanks to its scrumptioutious imagery, neither. It recalls the warminess and … Continue reading The BFG

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The Neon Demon

Release: Friday, June 24, 2016  [Theater] Written by: Nicolas Winding Refn; Mary Laws; Polly Stenham Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn Elephant in the room: there are more lines of dialogue in Nicolas Winding Refn's new film than there were in his last. That wasn't enough to stop The Neon Demon from scoring Refn his second-straight booing at the Cannes … Continue reading The Neon Demon

Pan

Release: Friday, October 9, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Jason Fuchs Directed by: Joe Wright We're off to Never, Neverland, but unfortunately not quite like in Metallica's 'Enter Sandman.' No, Joe Wright's reboot of a Disney classic is a lot more subdued. This spirited adventure is, at best, an acoustic interpretation of that song and, come to think of it, … Continue reading Pan

Lost River

  Release: Friday, April 10, 2015 [Redbox] Written by: Ryan Gosling Directed by: Ryan Gosling On a scale of crypticness, Lost River sits right in between the obtuseness of garden variety Terrence Malick and Ryan Gosling's second collaboration with Nicolas Winding Refn, though the distances are pretty great on either side. It doesn't come close to even appearing … Continue reading Lost River

Inside Out

Release: Friday, June 19, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Pete Docter; Meg LeFauve; Josh Cooley Directed by: Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen Spoiler alert: Inside Out is an emotional rollercoaster. Now that we've cleared that up, here's another kicker: it's being extremely well-received. But you probably already know that. Pixar's latest can't escape comparisons to the studio's paragons of the … Continue reading Inside Out

The Wind Rises

Release: Friday, February 21, 2014 [Theater] Hayao Miyazaki's final film is poetry in motion. It was also Oscar-worthy this year, receiving a nomination for Best Animated Feature. Unfortunately the spotlight fell upon Disney's Frozen in a move no one is really going to call surprising. It is unfortunate only because this is a film that deserves more … Continue reading The Wind Rises