With the small film Smashed placed firmly on her slender shoulders, Mary Elizabeth Winstead is fantastic, refusing to showboat in the sort of role typically ripe for buzzed burlesque. It is the acting of awards nominations.
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The Other Dream Team, the new documentary from director Marius A. Markevicius, chronicles the fall and the re-rise of the Republic of Lithuania through the eyes of several of its exceptionally talented basketball players from the 80′s and 90′s.
Based on a novel by Pete Dexter, who wrote the screenplay with director Lee Daniels, The Paperboy’s jumping off point contains the DNA of a thousand wrongly accused crime thrillers, but this is, above all, a steamy, screwy soap opera.
Looper may not leave you breathless, but it will leave you with a lot to chew on. Read Nick’s review of Rian Johnson’s new film.
Most high school films tend to follow the same broad outline and this is true of of The Perks of Being A Wallflower.But It’s the little things tucked away inside that count. And it’s these little things, keen observations and wry humor, at which this film excels.
Often a film goes beyond producers discussing its potential in a conference room. Sometimes it’s less about the material, more about the actors, the je ne sais quoi, and Trouble With The Curve is saved not only by Clint Eastwood as baseball scout Gus Lobel but by Amy Adams as his daughter Mickey.
Shot entirely in black and white, Frances Ha finds director Noah Baumbach in top comedic form. He finds the perfect balance of wit and honesty which makes the film a pleasure to watch.
If Bridesmaids is like an extended Saturday Night Live sketch with a little warmth and drama for a garnish, Leslye Headland’s Bachelorette is braver and more along the lines of Scorsese’s After Hours.
The Silver Linings Playbook is a film that may appear generic upon first glance, but it is far more engaging than you could ever anticipate. The film crackles with wit and strong performances from the entire cast. It is a romantic comedy that will make you see the silver lining in both family and love.