The Mill and the Cross presents interesting ideas about Jesus’ death as an allegory for the Spanish occupation of the Low Countries. Its shockingly haunting premise is that Jesus’ death was treated not as a historical event but as a manifestation of daily brutality.
Articles By: Paolo
When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. Read Paolo’s review of Le Havre, a film that could content for the Oscar for Best Foreign Picture.
I’ve gone to the movie theaters ever since I was young, my first experience being The Lion King. I’ve met every kind of jerk at the movies. Heck, I was even one of them. But last weekend will be one for the books, and I wouldn’t necessarily call this guy a ‘jerk.’
It’s been years since the last time we’ve seen the two heroes of the stoner comedy A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. While the movie sparks of adulthood and the re-establishment of a precarious friendship, it’s still difficult to relate to its esoteric tone and humor.
Martha Marcy May Marlene gives us a lot to think about, setting it apart from others this year, but the real crux here is not its dread engendering atmosphere but whether or not we accept Martha’s ambiguity between her present and her past. I certainly did.
Hollywood loves its products to be based on previous source material so here we are with another Three Musketeers movie. Is it worth a watch? Read Paolo’s review of Paul W.S. Anderson’s (loose) adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel.
A movie featuring a prestigious cast including Hugh Jackman, Hope Davis and Anthony Mackie should be better than Shawn Levy’s silver screen version of the Rock Em Sock Em Robots. Read Paolo’s review of the movie after the jump.
The apprehensions that come with watching Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion are understandable. But worry not, the director handles numerous minefields well enough, weaving an impressive number of story lines and characters into a first-rate horror thriller.
Some movies exists to try to make audiences sympathize with society’s underestimated characters like Ned (Paul Rudd), an overweight, long-haired stoner. He’s a bit too lazy to be called an antihero and the movie about him is called Our Idiot Brother, a title that, to some, implies reckless stoner shenanigans.