Monday, April 28, 2014

The German Doctor, Blue Ruin, The Other Woman, Locke, Next Goal Wins

The German Doctor
Blue Ruin

The Other Woman

Next Goal Wins

As the calendar turns from April to May, a plethora of good choices awaits moviegoers, including all five of this weekend's new releases:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Fading Gigolo, Transcendence

Fading Gigolo

For his fifth directorial effort, "Fading Gigolo," John Turturro has given Woody Allen a substantial role, and good thing, too, because Woody and the rest of the supporting cast bring to life a movie that, despite a few grace notes, largely dies on the vine during the scenes of the main plotline.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, Dancing in Jaffa, Bears

The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
Dancing in Jaffa

Bears (my rating)

Bears (Big Scruffy and Little Scruffy's rating)

Capsule reviews of three new documentaries:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Railway Man, Joe, Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq, Ilo Ilo, Rob the Mob

The Railway Man

Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq

Ilo Ilo
Rob the Mob

Capsules on the rest of the week in film:

Draft Day

The officially sanctioned NFL paean (and Kevin Costner comeback vehicle) "Draft Day" is almost - but not - slick enough to make you forget you're celebrating a league of medieval barbarism that turns its strongest men into brain-damaged, suicidal vegetables (and does everything in its power to cover it up).

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Finding Vivian Maier, Cesar Chavez, Noah, Just a Sigh, A Birder's Guide to Everything, Big Men, It Felt Like Love

Finding Vivian Maier
Cesar Chavez


Just a Sigh

A Birder's Guide to Everything
It Felt Like Love
Big Men
Two fascinating documentaries highlight the week in film: