In Theaters

Review: ‘Song One’

Posted January 23, 2015 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by Kate Barker-Froyland Starring Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, Ben Rosenfield & Mary Steenburgen Now Playing in Select Theaters During her week of promotion for Song One, Anne Hathaway stopped by The Daily Show to chat with Jon Stewart. Quickly they were dying in laughter. She zipped out a condensed version of the […]

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Review: ‘Loitering With Intent’

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Directed by Adam Rapp Starring Sam Rockwell, Marisa Tomei, Ivan Martin, Michael Godere & Natasha Lyonne  Now Playing in Select Theaters There are too many movies right now in which Sam Rockwell is the only thing worth watching in them. It’s disappointing. These aren’t big studios pushing him to the margins for younger, marketable stars. […]

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Review: ‘A Most Violent Year’

Posted January 6, 2015 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Written & Directed by JC Chandor Starring Oscar Issac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Elyes Gabel & David Oyolewo Now Playing in Select Theaters A Most Violent Year begins with Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues.” The song, like the film it introduces, is chilling and soulful. Gaye recorded it in 1971 and the rhythmic piano chords […]

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TV Review: ‘Marco Polo

Posted December 17, 2014 by Jason Teich

‘Marco Polo,’ Netflix’s shiny new epic, may not live up to the lofty, unfair “Game of Thrones” comparisons foisted on it by the media. But the young property, created by showrunner John Fusco, still gets a lot right in its eminently watchable, dramatically flawed first season. “Marco Polo” is easily Netflix’s most ambitious production to […]

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Review: ‘Wild’

Posted December 14, 2014 by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Directed by Jean-Marc Vallee Starring Reese Witherspoon,Thomas Sadoski & Laura Dern The first sound you hear in Wild is a heavy panting. It’s the kind that suggests the woman, Cheryl Strayed, who soon appears to us in the middle of hiking 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, is engaged in something other than hiking. This […]

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Review: ‘La Lotería’

Posted December 8, 2014 by Mildred Vargas

As Augusto Ramirez (Ismael Cruz Cordóva) sits in a Dominican airport waiting to board a plane in Shahir Daud’s short film ‘La Lotería,’ he contemplates his three biggest regrets: A lost bet that led to an embarrassing tattoo, a revolting kiss with a pukey American tourist…and finally, the remorse he feels at this very moment. […]

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