Tag Archives: Jake Kring-Schreifels

Review: ‘St Vincent’

Review: ‘St Vincent’

Written & Directed by Theodore Melfi Starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Terrence Howard, Naomi Watts & Chris O’Dowd NOW PLAYING in NYC & Select Theaters There’s only one moment in St. Vincent when Bill Murray looks like his title character. He’s extending his hand to a cute kid who has just been bullied to the

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Listen Up Philip’

Written & Directed by Alex Ross Perry Starring Jason Schwartzman, Elizabeth Moss, Jonathan Pryce, Krysten Ritter & Eric Bogosian Director Alex Ross Perry hardly gives you any time to like his movie’s main character. Phillip Lewis Friedman walks down a New York City sidewalk and the shaky camera capturing his flustered steps is at once

Miles Teller & JK Simmons in 'Whiplash'

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Whiplash’

Written & Directed by Damien Chazelle Starring Miles Teller, JK Simmons, Melissa Benoist & Austin Stowell Opening in NYC & Select Theaters Friday, October 10, 2014 The image is haunting, something out of a horror movie. A snare drum is splattered with blood, crimson smears on a round white surface. Gasping and sniffling give this

52nd New York Film Festival Review: ‘Mr Turner’

Written & Directed by Mike Leigh Starring Timothy Spall, Paul Jesson, Dorothy Atkinson, Joshua McGuire & Marion Bailey Now Playing at the 52nd New York Film Festival Authenticity emanates from the painterly glow of director Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner. His latest is a biopic that examines the 19th century English landscape painter J.M.W. Turner, primarily

Review: ‘The Zero Theorem’

DIRECTED by Terry Gilliam STARRING Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Thierry, David Thewlis, Lucas Hedges, Tilda Swinton, Matt Damon, Ben Whishaw Now in Select Theaters & VOD There are many haunting juxtapositions in The Zero Theorem and they begin almost immediately. A bald, naked man sits at a desk staring into an advanced computer screen of celestial

Review: ‘Tusk’

Written & Directed by Kevin Smith Staring Michael Parks, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment & Genesis Rodriguez Now Playing in NYC & Select Theaters Tusk, director Kevin Smith’s latest attempt to indulge his collective of followers, came about largely because of them. On his SModcast, a podcast he hosts with Scott Mosier, Smith discussed a