Tis’ the season for releasing the best of the best: Oscar candidates, indie hopefuls and heartwarming Christmas tales that will fill kids with jubilant joy. The new romantic comedy New Year’s Eve falls into neither of those categories.
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The Art of Getting By was written and directed by Gavin Wiesen — his first major film. Although the script was sometimes lacking in substance, I felt overall he did a good job of molding a story essentially about a teenager’s last year of high school, into quite a moving film.
In the 18 short films of Paris, Je T’Aime there are three kinds of love. There is the love of the city. There is the love of love itself. And, above all, there is the love of film. It’s an earnest, almost naive kind of love, that is usually only found in student films. And, just like a good student film, every short is unrestrained, simple, and very, very quirky.
Crazy Stupid Love is a film that doesn’t know reality or love, but pretends to be a connoisseur of both. This movie, if to be examined in a nutshell, is your standard romantic-comedy affair: clichéd, consistently disjointed, and often offensively unrealistic.
Tom Hank’s second directorial effort is a harmless affair, one that will please most audiences, but is far too conventional in its storytelling and never leaves its predictable, cliched realm. Simply put, you get what you pay for.
Six New Yorkers juggle love, friendship, and the keenly challenging specter of adulthood. Read Andrew Robinson’s review of Happythankyoumoreplease
An alcoholic (Jack Lemmon) falls in love with and gets married to a young woman (Lee Remick), whom he systematically addicts to booze so they can share his “passion” together. Read Andrew Robinson’s review of Days of Wine and Roses!
So on a weekend when you’ve had teeth yanked out from inside your face and you’re slightly loopy and you’ve exhausted your Netflix movies and you want to watch another movie while gorging ice cream, what do you do? Find a Sandra Bullock movie showing on Encore, that’s what!
A young man (Ewan McGregor) is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father (Christopher Plummer): that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. Read Paolo’s review of Beginners