Review Archive

PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#TheMarkedOnes isn’t as scary as PA 1 - 3, but strong characters & clever story layers suggest the mythology is worth expanding. #mtrv
8 months ago
AltonMannGerry Priesing
@AltonMann:
#FrancesHa lives in NYC, but hits road to find herself. Charming b&w film (evoking early Truffaut) w/ fine music as Gerwig sparkles #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
A poignant take on the complications of a long marriage, #LeWeekend might as well be the final chapter in the Céline & Jesse trilogy. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
If John Waters made a film w/ Quentin, it might look like #TheArtOfKilling, except it's a doc & the people are real. Very disturbing. #mtrv
8 months ago
AltonMannGerry Priesing
@AltonMann:
#AmericanHustle features convincing performances by fine cast in Russell's hall of mirrors w/ breathtaking pace as Amy&Jennifer sizzle #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
More cleavage than ever seen in a legit film, #AmericanHustle proves you can't scam a scammer & you can't hide a bad haircut. Amazing. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
#AfterTiller highlights the compassion of the only doctors who are willing to perform late-term abortions, making it an essential doc. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Visually stunning, w/very little sentimentality #12YearsaSlave masterfully captures t/ brutality degradation & hopelessness of slavery #mtrv
8 months ago
AltonMannGerry Priesing
@AltonMann:
#InsideLleweynDavis Coens' glib(after Oh Brother!) take on 60s folk music follows unsympathetic singer going nowhere. Pet cat is star #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Artfully hypnotic & patently absurd, #SpringBreakers goes from innocent hell raising to pathological dread, a candy-colored nightmare. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
#TheBlingRing is on to to the corrosive influence of celebrity culture, but the film suffers from being as superficial as its subject. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Another of his meditations on regret, #Nebraska proves that no one does sad-funny-wistful-human like Alexander Payne. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Basically a 2-hander with a single body, #Her is beautifully made, funny, sexy, smart, romantic, heartbreaking & completely original. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Baseball is my weak spot, but #42 could make anyone cry. It's the underdog chapter this year of Black history on screen. Must see. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Neither funny nor exciting nor for that matter all that interesting, #Mitty is an unfocused mess & as milquetoast as its protagonist. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Meryl goes for her Long Day's Journey, but #AugustOsageCounty never overcomes its theatricality to connect emotionally or otherwise. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
#20FeetFromStardom: a long overdue tribute to the unsung voices who subjugate themselves to the music. Sad but ultimately triumphant. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
#SavingMrBanks is darker & more poignant than advertised; an emotional reminder of how storytelling can exorcize ones demons. #mtrv
8 months ago
gabesmailGabe Wardell
@gabesmail:
THE GREAT GATSBY By Baz Luhrman. The 142 minute movie equivalent of Taco's Puttin' on the Ritz. #mtrv
8 months ago
AltonMannGerry Priesing
@AltonMann:
Dime store philosophy mere thread weaving multiple narratives of #CloudAtlas as Wachowskis & Tykwer deliver all the action w/ gusto #mtrv
8 months ago
AltonMannGerry Priesing
@AltonMann:
#WhatMaisieKnew effectively provides a child's perspective on narcissism of adults, showing blood can be thinner than water.Sleeper #mtrv
8 months ago
TheCinemaGirlSerena Donadoni
@TheCinemaGirl:
The disparate & desperate moms who ferry people across a Frozen River aren't holy, but their sacrifice is a wonder. #altChristmasmovie #mtrv
8 months ago
TheCinemaGirlSerena Donadoni
@TheCinemaGirl:
Will the amnesiac assassin of The Long Kiss Goodnight elect to exchange her gift for a Norman Rockwell family life? #altChristmasmovie #mtrv
8 months ago
TheCinemaGirlSerena Donadoni
@TheCinemaGirl:
Waggish postmodern film noir Kiss Kiss Bang Bang unwraps Chandler's Los Angeles and gives the finger to convention. #altChristmasmovie #mtrv
8 months ago
TheCinemaGirlSerena Donadoni
@TheCinemaGirl:
The Thin Man's solution to yuletide familial discord is to play sleuth instead of Santa and imbibe much good cheer. #altChristmasmovie #mtrv
8 months ago
AltonMannGerry Priesing
@AltonMann:
In #AngelsShare just out on DVD Ken Loach channels Bill Forsythe - a rough & rowdy comedy/drama about second chances & single malts. #mtrv
8 months ago
CybelDPCybel Martin
@CybelDP:
Simple yet complex w metaphor if you look. Like a gd folk song. Uncoated lenses will be the rage. Funny yet painful #InsideLlewynDavis #mtrv
8 months ago
TheCinemaGirlSerena Donadoni
@TheCinemaGirl:
The intimate conversations and new alliances made in My Night at Maud's glorify the sacred and the profane equally. #altChristmasmovie #mtrv
8 months ago
TheCinemaGirlSerena Donadoni
@TheCinemaGirl:
More than the weather is frightful in Reindeer Games when Santas pull a ho-ho-heist in a snowbound Upper Peninsula. #altChristmasmovie #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
A police procedural with a sadistic twist, #Prisoners is as morally ambiguous as it is intense. Far fetched but highly watchable. #mtrv
8 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
By turns hilarious & horrifying, #wolfofwallstreet is the most debauched epic since #scarface & Scorsese's best in decades. #mtrv
8 months ago
TheCinemaGirlSerena Donadoni
@TheCinemaGirl:
Spiked eggnog triggers L.A. Confidential detectives to expose rotting roots supporting blazing lights of Hollywood. #altChristmasmovie #mtrv
8 months ago
TheCinemaGirlSerena Donadoni
@TheCinemaGirl:
A wicked satire cloaked in a tender romance, The Apartment allows for fragile love to bloom amid holiday isolation. #altChristmasmovie #mtrv
8 months ago
CybelDPCybel Martin
@CybelDP:
Farhadi is the king of showing what a effing hot mess relationships are but in an elegant manner. Excellent perf by children #ThePast #mtrv
9 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
#TheButler: Odd combination of caricature & sweeping historical recreation, which is its source of emotion. Ambition exceeds grasp. #mtrv
9 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
#Mud starts like a backwater Hardy Boys adventure, but becomes an emotional & intense story of yearning and broken relationships. #mtrv
9 months ago
AltonMannGerry Priesing
@AltonMann:
#Nebraska has fine b&w cinematography w/ excellent low key performances in a funny/sad, father/son road film. A quiet understated gem #mtrv
9 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
The title of Ron Howard's #Rush sums up the experience, even as the characters left me as cold as the pointless sport it depicts #mtrv
9 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#TheBookThief celebrates love/life one minute & takes it all away the next, creating a unique balance of happiness & misery. #mtrv
10 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#DallasBuyersClub is loaded with quality work, but it’s Matthew McConaughey’s performance that makes it an exceptional film. #mtrv
10 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Gavin Hood’s #EndersGame is like a CliffsNotes version of a book that still reads well. #mtrv
10 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
It’s impossible to call #12YearsASlave enjoyable, but it is exceptional in every respect, making it a warranted 133-minute nightmare. #mtrv
10 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Grueling survival thriller #AllisLost is most notable 4 Redford's stunning nearly wordless performance. The old man & the sea, indeed. #mtrv
10 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Hilarious material rooted in brutally candid truths makes #Nebraska a thoughtful union of quirky comedy & honesty. #NYFF #mtrv
11 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Another of his meditations on regret, #Nebraska proves that no one does sad-funny-wistful-human like Alexander Payne. #mtrv #nyff
11 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Visually stunning, w/very little sentimentality, #12YearsaSlave captures the brutality, degradation & hopelessness of slavery. #nyff #mtrv
11 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
You may never get to fly off to space, but #Gravity is the next best thing. My full review - http://t.co/Xa9KbZISPt #mtrv
11 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
The time travel in #AboutTime is so well intertwined with relatable drama, it winds up becoming a surprisingly affecting film. #mtrv #NYFF
11 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#InsideLlewynDavis has a great performance & impassioned journey but Llewyn's destructive habits make it deflating&unfulfilling. #mtrv #NYFF
11 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Hostage drama turned kinetic thriller, #CaptainPhillips is gripping throughout, even though it tries too hard at times. #nyff #mtrv
11 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
.@hitRECordJoe's well executed directorial choices make #DonJon a raunchy romp, then he adds that good ol JGL charm to give it some ♥. #mtrv
11 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Secret Lives of Dorks goes for satire & plausibility & fails at both but has just enough ♥ to keep it from being a total grating loss. #mtrv
11 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
The will & courage to race Formula 1 is highly unique and Howard/Hemsworth/Brühl let you feel the fear & passion involved in #Rush. #mtrv
11 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#Prisoners is missing story details but has an abundance of stellar assets that add up to a highly successful nightmarish experience. #mtrv
11 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Filmmakers elevate the uneven narrative & deliver an entertaining watch but Insidious Chapter 2 isn't as smart/impressive as the 1st. #mtrv
11 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Scarlett Johansson sleepwalks through #UnderTheSkin, a painfully lifeless, nonsensical attempt at arty Sci-fi. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Unfortunately #EleanorRigbyHer doesn't add anything revelatory or contrapuntal and is literally anticlimactic. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Sparkling dialogue & brilliant acting make #EleanorRigbyHim a moving story of grief, regret and renewal. It's a revelation. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
A young Palestinian kid is a pawn in a vicious war in which there are no good guys, in the intense Israeli film #Bethlehem. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
#TheUnknownKnown: Fascinating exploration of the line btw rationality & rationalization. Rumsfeld is a master of double-speak. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Winning & romantic, #CanASongChangeYourLife is as infectious as the music it celebrates. It's also a love letter to #NYC. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Buddy stoner comedy? Bi-polar drama? Love story? #YouAreHere can't make up its mind & ends up unsatisfying on every level. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
A harrowing, intimate survival thriller with the beauty & lyricism of 2001, Cuaron's #Gravity is an instant classic. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
From rodeo fuck-up to anti-FDA activist, Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of a lifetime in #DallasBuyersClub. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
We are all a bunch of animals, or so says #Bastardo, which finds the surreal in the squalor, and the greed in humanity. #tiff13 #mtrv
12 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
With so much straightforward teen violence, #IDeclareWar is a welcomed mix of preadolescent imagination and real adult life lessons. #mtrv
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
DePalma finds the eroticism in corporate and literal backstabbing in #Passion, a loose & kinky return to form, and a hoot. #mtrv
12 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#ShortTerm12 is infinitely dynamic, making it one of the most moving, harrowing, heartwarming, and satisfying films of the year. #mtrv
12 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
A little late, but #KickAss2 rocks more than enough highly engaging sequences to entice you to overlook it’s minor identity crisis. #mtrv
12 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#JOBS is an entirely wooden representation of the tech icon, but for Apple devotees, it’ll have an appeal as an informative biopic. #mtrv
12 months ago
tophernevilletopher neville
@topherneville:
#mtrv having missed "The Social Network" so many times, it's speedy hi-tec flow dotted with flashforwards is interesting but too glammed up.
12 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
Sometimes painful, and consistently compelling, #Lovelace is most notable for some great performances and remarkable period detail. #mtrv
13 months ago
gabesmailGabe Wardell
@gabesmail:
#mtrv @b4midnightph With respect to @JuddApatow, *THIS* is 40.
13 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Story gets silly but the appeal of seeing the gang come together is so enjoyable & satisfying it makes #WeretheMillers a worthy watch. #mtrv
13 months ago
PNemiroffPerri Nemiroff
@PNemiroff:
By using the bigger budget to throw in every advanced tech imaginable, Blomkamp dilutes the more thoughtful, raw elements of #Elysium #mtrv
13 months ago
nyindieguyIra Deutchman
@nyindieguy:
#BlueJasmine: Woody's aspiration to make 3 Sisters gets 2/3 of the way there. Blanchett is brilliant as 1 of his richest characters. #mtrv
13 months ago
SatriVisionSatria
@SatriVision:
#PacificRim - Finally a movie that justifies the IMAX 3D treatment with miraculous craftsmanship. Consider the apocalypse cancelled. #mtrv
13 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#ThePurge is so bad, I'm mad at myself for being mildly entertained. #mtrv
15 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
A kaleidoscopic history of closeted gay life before liberation, #BehindtheCandelabra features toweringly brave performances. #mtrv
15 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#TheEast is a riveting thriller & unnervingly thoughtful, getting you to consider all sides of the issue during the film & after, too. #mtrv
15 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Combination of youthful innocence & profundity of adulthood makes #TheKingsOfSummer an entertaining romp & tender tale of growing up. #mtrv
15 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Vampires + Jarmusch + Tilda sounded promising, but in #OnlyLoversLeftAlive, deadpan + living dead = lifeless. #cannes2013 #mtrv
15 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Who hasn’t had a hangover, said no more & drank again? It's fine for us but Todd Phillips better keep his word. #TheHangover must end. #mtrv
15 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#InsideLlewynDavis is minor-key Coen in a good way; a sympathetic character study that demythologizes the '60s folk era. #cannes2013 #mtrv
15 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Cute cat effect is there, but Bub's condition & weak narrative keep #LilBubandFriendz from being as fun/moving as it could have been. #mtrv
16 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Ronan&Arterton are captivating, but #Byzantium lacks the pace & tension you’d expect from a film about the repercussions of vampirism. #mtrv
16 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Some details won't fly for source material outsiders, but the Tony Stark charm & action are enough to make #IronMan3 a winning thrill. #mtrv
16 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Moderately funny, largely deplorable narrative w/ unlikable leads, but thanks to #PainAndGain's true roots, it gets away with it. #mtrv
16 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#GimmeTheLoot strength in its 2 leads. Lovely unexpected soundtrack. Entertaining NYC indie film like they used to be #mtrv
16 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#UpstreamColor beautifully illogical improbably love story that made perfect sense. Carruth new brand scifi: quantum, creepy & poetic #mtrv
16 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Thanks to solid story overlap & a congealing tone, #Disconnect doesn’t feel like a sampling of stories, rather a well-developed world. #mtrv
17 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#SimonKiller is unnerving and disturbing at times, but also an all-consuming hypnotic character study. #mtrv
17 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#Stoker a very angry fairytale. Self aware camera & tightly wound prod design hold us hostage as Park loves to do.Strangely satisfying #mtrv
17 months ago
writerkathymcd
@writerkathymcd:
Just saw Oz the Great&Powerful; when it's cut down to 2 minutes it will make a great Disneyland ride. #mtrv
17 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
The Host: The author of Twilight and the director of Gattaca just had a baby – an unintentionally laughable, nonsensical, ugly baby. #mtrv
17 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Uptight dad + swinging mom = aimless 1970s kids. Suburban siblings retreat to The Playroom, fantasize about a future they can control. #mtrv
17 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#PlaceBeyondThePines - long & feels like it but earns the time via thoughtful/tense events that build towards a satisfying conclusion. #mtrv
17 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Not every joke works & Rudd’s portion is lame, but #Admission still stands out w/ two likable leads and a grounded & relatable plot. #mtrv
17 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
No one’s doing anything wrong per se, but there’s nothing in Kilimanjaro to spark excitement, making it fall totally flat. #SXSW #mtrv
17 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Exceeds expectations with a tight 1st act that earns leeway for the more challenging visuals & narrative details. #SXSW #BigAssSpider #mtrv
17 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Parts are devoid of quality so you resent the more enthralling bits until you've just got to give in & have some fun with it. #TheCall #mtrv
17 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#Flight: addiction film done LA style w/ absurd premise, weak script & "hipper than thou" drug dealer wastes strong Denzel effort #mtrv
18 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
All 26 can’t be winners but ABCs of Death keeps you excited & curious jumping from short to short suggesting the format has potential. #mtrv
18 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
"Leviathan" sure puts the visceral back in observational documentary. Whoa. Intense. @lvthn @IFCCenter #mtrv
18 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Underrated & wildly imaginative, #CloudAtlas may not add up, but it's a total trip with moments wit & pure cinema. #mtrv
18 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
It's a CGI romp; who’s going for a well-written script? It’s about fun & adventure, & in that sense, #JacktheGiantSlayer delivers. #mtrv
18 months ago
filmcraver
@filmcraver:
India, aka Lil' Mallory Knox, seemed on the verge of summoning Beetlejuice in every scene of the clunky, disappointing #Stoker . #mtrv
18 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#TheMaster:certainly a well crafted film with riveting performances by Phoenix&Hoffman but far more voyeuristic than insightful.Yawn! #mtrv
18 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Could have been a decent slow burn, but long static shots paired w/ a script w/ zero build just makes #LastExorcism2 flat out boring. #mtrv
18 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Brutality, mysticism, loyalty, shame: War Witch captures a child soldier's developing morality when violence is norm & love a respite. #mtrv
18 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
PT Anderson (aka Barnum) is himself the mesmerizing, charismatic hustler at the center of all his own films. Latest con is #TheMaster #mtrv
18 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#21andOver is totally unnecessary, but still amusing and competent enough to make it harmless fun. #mtrv
18 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
"The We And I" is a noble attempt at social realism, but Michel Gondry should probably stick to the magical realism he knows best. #mtrv
18 months ago
filmcraver
@filmcraver:
I Wish- So breezy and graceful, Kore-eda makes it seem effortless. Astounding child performances. Loved the score! #mtrv @MagnoliaPics
18 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Caught up w/ #HungerGames: Enjoyed 1st half silliness more than 2nd half action-drama. Overall, more entertaining than expected. #mtrv
18 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#SafetyNotGuaranteed: charming, flaky little film which recalls Hal Hartley's better efforts. Features a solid cast & good soundtrack #mtrv
18 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Silly, disjointed and incomplete narrative makes it nearly impossible to appreciate the curious world of #BeautifulCreatures. #mtrv
18 months ago
filmcraver
@filmcraver:
Strong first hour, but @sideeffects devolved into eye-rolling nonsense. Not a great swan song for Soderbergh. #SideEffects #mtrv
18 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Berlinale buzz film, the Chilean #Gloria lives up to its hype with a great performance as an indomitable, unforgettable character. #mtrv
18 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
How to Survive a Plague demonstrates life-or-death shock tactics, relentless drive of ACT UP. Loses steam as activist group fractures. #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Amicable divorce of Celeste and Jesse Forever complicated by chummy couple's refusal to grieve. Denial makes heartbreak more profound. #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Robot & Frank grounds scifi in human frailty: aging thief and mechanical caregiver face different consequences to memory being erased. #mtrv
19 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#SideEffects is loaded w/ intriguing scenarios, but trips over incessant plot twists. RMara is key to holding the experience together. #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Seven Psychopaths is five too many. McDonagh can't decide what to spoof: Hollywood screenwriters or the colorful killers they create. #mtrv
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Avengers: Dysfunctional bickering superheroes provide the amusement in what is otherwise an overlong, hyperactive, tiresome videogame #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is the ultimate geezer pleaser, offering armchair travelers a vision of love and adventure in sunset years. #mtrv
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
A sort of sequel to Alien, with a knowing nod to Kubrick, #Prometheus is as gross as the former & as ambitious as the latter. #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Does Bill Murray reliving Groundhog Day over & over represent the karmic cycle, stages of grief or an actor doing multiple takes? Yes. #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
The Invisible War is crushing look at rape of military women by compatriots - a double assault violating their bodies & belief system. #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Defiant daughter and rigid mother uncovering depth of their bond gives Brave an emotional wallop stronger than ursine grip on kingdom. #mtrv
19 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Girls Against Boys - A murderous romp taken way too seriously becomes a truly disturbing and miserable watch. #mtrv
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Brave is another example of Pixar's mastery of the technology of animation, but misses the boat emotionally. #mtrv
19 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
Martin McDonagh follows In Bruges w/ #SevenPsychopaths -just as funny but quite a bit darker. Looney Sam Rockwell trumps strong cast #mtrv
19 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is like a book that you either loved or hated to bits, but one you must read again #mtrv
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Beautiful to look at, #AnnaKarenina is so heaped with artifice, you expect them to break out in song, to the point of distraction. #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Jittery camera & shaky found footage premise threaten to overshadow End of Watch's streetwise cops, whose bonds are formed under fire. #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Aimlessly wandering through The Loneliest Planet, engaged neo-hippies discover how little they know about each other (and the world). #mtrv
19 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
"Fruitvale" is the quintessential #Sundance film. Emotionally powerful and polotically relevant. Expect awards in the near future. #mtrv
19 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
Lynn Shelton takes a turn for the serious and the scripted with "Touchy Feely" Strong performances all around. #sundance2013 #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Silver Linings Playbook is as manic & manipulative as its characters, loudly demanding autonomy while trying to control everyone else. #mtrv
19 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"A Dangerous Method" is very impressive. A deep, complex, adult script performed with finesse. Engaging from the start - quite perfect #mtrv
19 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"The Foot Fist Way" is a darkly comic, fictional look at reality. The whole film is carried by Danny McBride's sardonic expressions #mtrv
19 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
Lake Bell rocks the house with her humorous investigation of voiceover culture "In a World" #sundance2013 #mtrv
19 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
"Ain't Them Bodies Saints" is a lyrical, understated western bathed in lens flares. Badlands meets Bonnie & Clyde. #sundance2013 #mtrv
19 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
"Computer Chess" is a mockumentary-style window into the offbeat world of computer programming, chess and free love. #sundance2013 #mtrv
19 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"Basic Instinct 2" subtley photographed, sexually explicit thriller with a score mirroring Bourne Identity, let down by some scenes #mtrv
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Fruitvale: Devastating ripped-from-headlines drama of urban violence & police brutality. No dry eyes in theater. #mtrv #sundance
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#InAWorld: affectionate & amusing homage to voiceover artists, undermined by thin characters & predictable sitcom writing. #mtrv #sundance
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
A clever feat of surreptitious filmmaking, #EscapeFromTomorrow taps into the terror just under t/ surface of any family trip to Disney #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Jaded cult busters want to believe in Sound of My Voice; idol worship of spacey enigma Brit Marling makes their struggles irrelevant. #mtrv
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Advocating nuclear power, #PandorasPromise is a thought provoking counter-narrative to traditional environmental tropes. #mtrv #sundance
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Bernie bounces along on chipper Jack Black's unwavering sweetness, even after a relationship sours & bitterness determines his future. #mtrv
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Raw, creepy & ultimately sad, #aTeacher is a well acted indie twist on Fatal Attraction. #mtrv #sundance
19 months ago
hammertonail
@hammertonail:
CRYSTAL FAIRY absolutely nails the feeling of being young, yappy, and hopped up on drugs. #Sundance #MTRV
19 months ago
hammertonail
@hammertonail:
TAKE THIS WALTZ affected me in a way that SYNECDOCHE NEW YORK didn't. Not sure what that means except to say: Sarah Polley rocks. #MTRV
19 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Won’t keep you up at night, let alone make you think twice about it after the credits, but #Mama is passable as a fleeting watch. #mtrv
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#PiratesBandofMisfits: Clever and well rendered, but not engaging at all. How did this get nominated? #mtrv
19 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#DarkKnightRises Big reveal is not Bruce Wayne=Batman, but Chris Nolan=Michael Bay. Unwatchable, mindless piece of video game junk. #mtrv
19 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
SKYFALL may be the best directed film of the series, but despite clever references to it's past it never quite feels like a Bond flick #mtrv
19 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Ultrastylish, ultraviolent, claustrophobic scifi comic book actioner DREDD is a sufficient B-movie spectacle about fascist cop-judges. #mtrv
19 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Aimless Return does no favors for vet Linda Cardinelli, whose rocky homecoming is littered with severe obstacles & silly contrivances. #mtrv
19 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Simultaneously grotesque & adorable, #Frankenweenie reboots the classic legend to hilarious effect & connects on every level. Loved it #mtrv
20 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#Amour Trintignant & Riva's facial expression spoke love & history.Brave portrayal of aging. Lovely viz sans serif. Surprisingly funny #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Cleverly conceived & impressively animated, #Paranorman is an homage to scary movies w/ Mad Magazine humor & fairy tale ending #mtrv
20 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Neo noir thriller DEADFALL puts a great cast into a beautifully snowed in setting and an ugly plot. Nothing special, but not too bad. #mtrv
20 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
German mockumentary FRAKTUS puts an 80's electro pop spin on Spinal Tap and Anvil. Mostly hilarious, it loses some steam in 3rd act. #mtrv
20 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA is a cute & quite amusing animated riff on classic monster movies. Kids won't be scared, adults won't be bored . #mtrv
20 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Eye-popping Frankenweenie pays homage to black & white movie monsters as Burton revisits the tender, macabre dreams of his childhood. #mtrv
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
Well photographed & carefully crafted, #GoodbyeFirstLove explores obsessive young love recalling Rohmer but w/o his insights & humor #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Both sweet & profane, #Ted is silly & absurd enough to be a guilty pleasure, even though the laughs are intermittent. #mtrv
20 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
The Artist is Present turns Marina Abramovic into museum piece, displaying emotional/intellectual rigor but staying just out of reach. #mtrv
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#Arbitrage Slick Wall St setting gives veneer of relevance; glib genre piece-as hollow as Gere's character(gets far too much sympathy) #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Not exactly Grimm, #SnowWhiteandtheHuntsman is somewhere between Poe & Potter with a touch of Python, and a fierce feminist fable. #mtrv
20 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
"Amour" is an unflinching and tender portrait of old age, full of sorrow and beauty. Haneke has done it again. #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
A noir-ish sci-fi hall of mirrors, #Looper works because it remains grounded in human wants & needs. Willis & JGL make a great pair #mtrv
20 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
A primer on scapegoating, Central Park Five shames NYC police & prosecutors with its methodical investigation of systematic injustice. #mtrv
20 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"The Girl" An obvious attempt to destroy Hithcock's legacy, break in feminist filmmakers and hijack the "Hitchcock" film's marketing #mtrv
20 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#RedHookSummer hot mess but Clarke Peters is extraordinary. Average viz. Unusual for Spike.Uneven casting. Wish Spike called "do over" #mtrv
20 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Transgressive hedonism & voyeuristic pleasure of Magic Mike dulled by porn-level acting. All right all right, cocky McConaughey rocks. #mtrv
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#Pina Wenders celebrates choreography of Pina Bausch in a superb dance documentary. Beautifully shot & intercut w/ dancer interviews #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
A harrowing existential man-against-nature thriller, #TheGrey plays it for maximum terror & minimum credibility. Still shivering. #mtrv
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#Elena Married to money wife whose spolied son trumps all in her world. Cool, creepily mundane view of greed & blind maternal love #mtrv.
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#OsloAugust31 Fine,low-keyed film about kicking drugs. No voyeuristic drug depravity, but as Granik's 1st film insightful, sympathetic #mtrv
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#Argo Torn from pages of yesteryear's headlines yet greater impact than Zero Dark. Masterful suspense leavened by very funny LA bits #mtrv
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#Lincoln Serious film about big issue w/ lots of speeches. Surely well researched: gov't disfunction(still news!)+heroic history=yawn #mtrv
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#IWish Fine,charming, perceptive film about kids, familes & friends.Koreeda(Still Walking)shows world as kids see it (as Truffaut did) #mtrv
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#ZeroDarkThirty What's the fuss? Decent but long action film w/ tough female lead. Simple storyline (no Syriana!) Terror not endorsed #mtrv
20 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#SilverLiningPlaybook visits Cassavettes/Leigh territory by way of Hollywood. Humor helps film succeed despite its Rocky tendencies #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
In spite of factual liberties & a screenplay that tries too hard for clever but ends up obvious, #Hitchcock is still entertaining. #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#TheDarkKnightRises is chock full of comic book mythology, attitude & high speed action, but it all adds up to one big bore. #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Beautifully acted & directed, #RustandBone is a character study that manages to avoid the easy pathos of the situations it sets up. #mtrv
20 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
Like the book, "The Hobbit" is an overwhelming forage into the undergrowth that is Tolkien's world. Violent, beautiful and exciting #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Geriatric dramedy #Quartet is well acted, oh so pretty, oh so cute & oh so predictable. #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Semiotic mash up, genre homage, twisted history, and totally upside down #DjangoUnchained is cathartic and strangely fun. #mtrv
20 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
KILLING THEM SOFTLY is masterly directed & superbly acted neo-noir pulp. A trivial gangster story drenched in political context. #mtrv
20 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Quentin Dupieux's WRONG is a strange, surreal comedy. Not as good as his previous "Rubber", but both satisfyingly baffling and amusing #mtrv
20 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
DIE VERMESSUNG DER WELT #MeasuringTheWorld is a mildly quirky, luscious looking German 3D period piece. Not bad, but somewhat lacking #mtrv
20 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
BACHELORETTE - uneven marriage of drama and comedy. Very likeabale gals play very unlikeable gals Sharp dialogue, unfocused story. #mtrv
20 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#QueenOfVersailles riches-to-rags doc remarkably w little judgment or caricature. Complex & humane. Great access to several characters #mtrv
20 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#NotFadeAway (Cant Get No) Satisfaction For Davies's American cousin. Films and fathers of past and present, Sing into the future. #MTRV
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Earthiness & authenticity temper any preachiness in anti-fracking drama #PromisedLand. Damon & McDormand do their best to be bad guys. #mtrv
20 months ago
JeffDeutchman
@JeffDeutchman:
LES MIS: an inept, grating cartoon built around a single nice-sounding melody. Material bad, execution worse. #mtrv
20 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#LesMis Forever a magnificent story albeit found the singing torture. SBC & HBC are pure entertainment. Yet..Hugo's story is wonderful #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Even more impressive than its clever concept is that #WreckitRalph manages to find pathos in the unlikeliest of places. #mtrv
20 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#DjangoUnchained QT=King of the Homage. TOO long. Funny but never shields from atrocities of slavery. Richardson shows off multi viz #mtrv
20 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
As embarrassingly bad as a movie like "Les Miserables" is, there wasn't a dry eye in the house. #xmas #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Alternately excruciating and intensely moving, #TheImpossible effectively personalizes the mass tragedies that we read about daily. #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#ZeroDarkThirty is a dark procedural thriller that evolves into a pure action film, directed w/ visceral intensity & moral ambiguity. #mtrv
20 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#GirlWalkAllDay Embody your performance, wherever you may be, whoever you may be. The girl is not enough; she searches for utopia. #MTRV
20 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"In Bruges" is a subtle and artistic dark comedy set at Christmas with a great european feel (mostly Irish) and surprisingly funny #mtrv
20 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#DjangoUnchained is an almost entirely enthralling piece, oozing with thoughtful gore, a wildly unique style, and creative characters. #mtrv
20 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#LesMiserables There are clearly worse movies out there, but this one goes against every one of my principles of why I watch cinema. #MTRV
20 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#ThisIs40's dull jokes & poor pacing is somewhat remedied by a charmingly honest representation of a dysfunctional family. #mtrv
20 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#ThisIs40 A troubled film for a troubled marriage. Messy subplots and elongated scenes, but always manages to hit the right notes. #MTRV
20 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
"Zero Dark Thirty" is a morally-ambiguous, emotionally-understated, post-modern portrait of a complicated war. Filmmaking at its best. #mtrv
20 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#TheImpossible is suspenseful, moving and disturbing for all the right reasons. Watts and McGregor are great, but it's Holland's show. #mtrv
20 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#KillingThemSoftly Subtext now hypertext, business is bloated in a deserted wasteland, an angel of death to stimulate our nation. #MTRV
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#SilverLiningsPlaybook: a screwball drama & touching love story in which every character is broken & in need of meds. Somehow it works #mtrv
20 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Thick in period detail, but thin in every other way, #NotFadeAway is a soundtrack in search of a coherent story. #mtrv
20 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
2/3 of #TheHobbit is so packed w/ great visuals & sense of adventure, the other 1/3 feels like more of a failure than it really is. #mtrv
20 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
"Silver Linings Playbook" is one of those uncategorizable films, a dark comedy without the laughs, but highly enjoyable nonetheless. #mtrv
20 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
"Consuming Spirits" is an intricately-woven, structurally-complex, hand-animated 16mm feature film of grand ambitions. Nicely done. #mtrv
21 months ago
LeahMeyerhoff
@LeahMeyerhoff:
For a movie about the abolition of slavery, "Lincoln" has glaringly few black and female faces on screen. #mtrv #thehistorywechoosetotell
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#LifeOfPi at moments an exquisite dream, but mostly a Disney after school special. #mtrv
21 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Beautifully mounted, brilliantly performed and stirring in spots, but #LesMiserables never overcomes its lugubrious score. #mtrv
21 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#ZeroDarkThirty is 157 minutes of anxiety, heartache & detailed information that’ll leave you overwhelmed by a multitude of emotions. #mtrv
21 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Sweet & affecting before it turns dark, #ThePerksofBeingaWallflower is elevated by strong, appealing characters, & great acting. #mtrv
21 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#TakeThisWaltz Sensuous compositions and colors highlight a fairy tale adultery that takes risks in lyrical moments to great effect. #MTRV
21 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Skyfall: Great fun, with inside jokes for the Bond faithful while raising the stakes. Don't know where the franchise goes from here. #mtrv
21 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#DjangoUnchained Genre crossing surface pleasures occasionally highlight QT's textually flat unsubservisive take on Southern mythology #MTRV
21 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Never cared for #LesMis when every girl sang Castle on a Cloud @ the talent show & still don’t - but this is a wildly impressive film. #mtrv
21 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#ZeroDarkThirty A high wire balancing act between procedure, politics, and character about revenge at any cost, far objects in focus #MTRV
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#Arbitrage Gere aptly plays Mr Entitlement. 80s Wall Street style thriller sadly still relevant. Soapier #MarginCall Uneven viz. #mtrv
21 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Easy to use words like disturbing, eerie & violent when talking Hitchcock, but, turns out, #Hitchcock is enjoyable & heartwarming. #mtrv
21 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Like #RunningOnEmpty, #InfanciaClandestina is a moving drama of kids suffering the consequences of their parents actions. #mtrv #ventanasur
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#KillingThemSoftly smarter than it looks. 70s gritty viz but O/C sound FX root us in present. Explicit brutality. Dialogue oft flat #mtrv
21 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Chilean history as topical political parable, "No" is like Mad Men as made by Costa Gavras. It's both cynical & inspiring. #mtrv #ventanasur
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#ZeroDarkThirty Unflinching. Stays clear of bravado. Viz not clever just honest/brutal. Grounded in reality ->heart. Def Best Pix Nom #mtrv
21 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Like it's predecessors PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 goes something like this: Zzzzzz... BOO!... Zzzzzz... ARGH! - but with a cute teenager. #mtrv
21 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Unjustly underrated family drama PEOPLE LIKE US is genuinely touching, but seemingly set in a world that knows no unattractive people #mtrv
21 months ago
writerkathymcd
@writerkathymcd:
Life of Pi: Stunning VFX and bravura filmmaking but hard to match the emotional hook of the book. Bioluminescent scenes thrilling. #mtrv
21 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
HOPE SPRINGS overcomes it's own slightly bland style with honest to the point writing and amazingly earnest lead performances. #mtrv
21 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
HOLY MOTORS is a rare cinematic experience. An masterful enigmatic dream exploring the frontiers of storytelling and performance. #mtrv
21 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
PREMIUM RUSH speeds through your senses, delivering slick, clever popcorn fun, then leaves your memory without a trace. #mtrv
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#PromisedLand Best intentions w manipulative CUs & music.Wished 4 Martin Ritt but more digestible funnier & "wholesome". Convo starter #mtrv
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#RustAndBone paints crappiness of life w/out pity. Unique plot points poetically show gift of the human connection. Marion is flawless #mtrv
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#WestOfMemphis riveting+unseen archival but wonder if can stand alone w/out Berlinger films & can I trust a doc prod'd by the subject? #mtrv
21 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#TheImposter A search through lies for a desire of truth; a search for truth for a desire of lies. A true descendent of Errol Morris. #MTRV
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#Lincoln honorable but not great. Thomas Eakin inspired viz. DDL believable as always.Some fascinating plot pts. Had SS' love 4 wonder #mtrv
21 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#TheSessions: Brave performances & sweet characters, but oddly prurient, overly sentimental & hard to watch. Ugh. #mtrv
21 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Lincoln: Only Spielberg has license to be so stylistically old-fashioned and yet so politically relevant. Amazing on all levels. #mtrv
21 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#SilverLiningsPlaybook offers satisfaction of a romcom & feel-good sports film, but cast makes it far more than a fleeting sensation. #mtrv
21 months ago
filmcraver
@filmcraver:
Don't get @Silver_Linings praise. Flat, mediocre pap. I wanted to punch it in the face. Just not a David O. Russell 2.0 fan. #mtrv
21 months ago
Joannalangfield
@Joannalangfield:
Hopkins and Mirren shine, but otherwise Hitchcock is slightly dull. #mtrv
21 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Hilarious moments aside, #Thisis40 is an odd combination of family angst & pop culture gab fest that chokes on its own self awareness. #mtrv
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#OversimplificationHerBeauty Really deserves distro. Gorgeous animation. At times ridiculously funny. More viz diary than plot. #mtrv
21 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
The heart is there, it’s just drowned in an excessive barrage of bullets, silly dialogue and ill structured script. #RedDawn #mtrv
21 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Lincoln Spielberg's most Fordian film writes a history of grand compromise and undercuts simplicity in an essential political moment #MTRV
21 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#MoonriseKingdom: Live action cartoon w/ enough heart to hold interest - done like Coens at their most mannered but w/o darkness. #mtrv
21 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#FarewellMyQueen Not lush. More realistic Versailles. Messy yet fascinating. Who was protag? Intimate viz. Handheld=chaos/proletariat #mtrv
21 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#Lincoln is the cinematic equivalent of brussels sprouts #mtrv
21 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#MagicMike: Both more conventional & more entertaining than its pedigree & its subject matter would indicate. No wonder it was a hit. #mtrv
21 months ago
JeffDeutchman
@JeffDeutchman:
FLIGHT is a bizarrely mature investigation of causality. Walk out before the last 15 minutes and it's pretty solid. #mtrv
21 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
After a ridiculous five-film run, seeing the main characters at each other’s throats is twistedly blissful. #BreakingDawnPart2 #mtrv
21 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
A little dreary & often feels like an experiment, but if you’re open to something new, #28HotelRooms is unusually unique & immersive. #mtrv
21 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Skyfall Trapped between expressive set pieces and psychological realism/overly nostalgia. MVPs: Deakins, Bardem, Newman, Wishaw #MTRV
21 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#TheComedy To paraphrase @BilgeEbiri, a provocative journey into Rick Alverson's own asshole. Insight marred by endless repetition. #MTRV
21 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#SilverLiningsPlaybook An unmitigated disaster. Cartoonish meditation on mental illness that trumps in banality whenever serious. #MTRV
22 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
A violent, yet charismatic drama set in modern day Kinshasa "Viva Riva!" has great characters, cinemtography and a funky soundtrack #mtrv
22 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#Skyfall Bored b4 Bardem. Most cinematic Bond thx 2 Deakins kicking ass in 3rd act. Graig can wear a suit. Trad'l superhero themes #mtrv
22 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#EnzoAvitabile: Demme's subtle portrait of this fascinating musician allows the man and the music to shine through. #mtrv
22 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Broad political satire THE CAMPAIGN gets it's valid message across without a hint of subtlety, but a barrage of laugh out loud bits. #mtrv
22 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER accurately portrays teen angst & traumatized youth. Warm, funny, smart, authentically heartbreaking. #mtrv
22 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Author travels ON THE ROAD with a bunch of well shot, highly attractive douchebags, then writes book. Maybe I should've read it first #mtrv
22 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#Intouchables Heart warming w/out hint of saccharine. 1st 10m alone worth $14. Honors cultures diff w/out cliche. Men being beautiful #mtrv
22 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#GoodbyeFirstLove Movements, gestures, and objects build compositions of raw emotion about the longing pains that strike to the bone. #MTRV
22 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#AnnaKarenina Oscar win 4 sets no doubt. Jude v convincing. Lovers less so. Ophuls sanctioned viz. Like a glorious ballet w/out music. #mtrv
22 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Fan or newcomer, #Skyfall has something for you, blowing expectations away, giving experts and rookies a reason to keep loving Bond. #mtrv
22 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#UniversalSoldierDayofReckoning Visually intense and thrilling—a brain child of Kubrick, Lynch, and Coppola—but only works on surfaces #MTRV
22 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#Flight This yr’s most expensive PSA. Denzel reliable as modern Icarus but Zemeckis lays on themes 2 thick. OMG! Goodman is delicious #mtrv
22 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#CloudAtlas A symphony whose platitudes and stagnant plotting are swept into the sheer overwhelming totality and boundless hope. #MTRV
22 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Thanks to #WreckItRalph, lots of kids are gonna grow up wanting to work in the game industry - and I mean *inside* the game industry. #mtrv
22 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#AnnaKarenina Indulges and exposes Melodrama as artifice for 50 brilliantly choreographed minutes, then settles into melodrama. #MTRV
22 months ago
Joannalangfield
@Joannalangfield:
'A Late Quartet': powerfully acted melodrama ripping the ties that bind a veteran Manhattan classical quartet. Watchable but sudsy. #mtrv
22 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#mtrv #HolyMotors Brilliant hypnotic mind f-k. Bit Noe. Bit Matthew Barney. Drags a bit but still extraordinary. Beautiful glossy viz.
22 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Vamps Really broad and feels like a 1st draft but damn if this isn't better than all the other vampire trash out there. Dynamite cast #MTRV
22 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
Humour and class returns to the Bond series with Craig's 3rd film. "Skyfall" is an instant classic with a charming villain in Bardem #mtrv
22 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Lights flicker incessantly, tons of bloody bunnies, hugs are deadly, the Seal of Megatron. 'Nuf said. #SilentHillRevelation #mtrv
22 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
An achievement on a number of levels, but not as a whole. Best part is a post-movie montage revealing who played who. #CloudAtlas #mtrv.
22 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Argo Could probably pull the politics apart but literally could not take notes for last 45 minutes and didn't breathe till they did. #MTRV
22 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
SAVAGES works as flashy trashy thriller, if you don't mind Lively's unlikeable narration & the fact that Oliver Stone used to matter. #mtrv
22 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
THE ANGELS' SHARE - all of Ken Loach's pointedly depressing social realism meeting humor, an unusual heist plot & charming characters. #mtrv
22 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Excuses to watch THAT'S MY BOY: More laughs than recent Sandler flicks. Sarandon & her daughter play the same sex offender. Thats it #mtrv
22 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#TheFlat: An intimate family story that is also a complex mystery, told with an honesty & ambivalence that avoids easy answers. #mtrv
22 months ago
izisharp
@izisharp:
"weird!...weird!...weird!...weird!" #HolyMotors #mtrv
22 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#ParanormalActivity4 achieves a degree of success, but franchise quality is clearly starting to crack and give way to the gimmick. #mtrv
22 months ago
Joannalangfield
@Joannalangfield:
The Sessions: an unsentimental look at sexual (& other needs) of the disabled; leaves us with laughs & tears. Stellar Hunt, Hawkes #mtrv
22 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
You'd expect a movie called ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER to be a lot funnier. Bekmambetov still delivers on his over the top mayhem #mtrv
22 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD is like a warm fuzzy Melancholia. Sweet & witty instead of nihilistic. Ending felt tacked on #mtrv
22 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
AMOUR has all the skillfully clinical coldness expected from Haneke, but grabs you with unexpectedly intense humanity. #mtrv
22 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Flight, Zemeckis' exploration of addiction, fate & guilt is a hair raising roller coaster of emotion. Denzel is amazing. #mtrv #nyff
22 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#HydeParkonHudson: A feast of period detail wasted by superficial story & thin characters. Where is Julian Fellowes when we need him? #mtrv
22 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Flight Zemeckis and Denzel do their LOST WEEKEND, with the plane as a metaphor. Strained seriousness? Occasionally cuts deep.. #MTRV
22 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Leviathan Fascinated by its visceral elements and abstract qualities, troubled by its democratization of imagery. Much to ponder. #MTRV
22 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#mtrv #Argo Deftly delivers film grain, corduroy & Telex of best 70s political thrillers. Slow build to extraordinary crescendo.Oscar script
22 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#HowtoSurviveaPlague: A vital history lesson & an inspiring & moving reminder of how activism matters. Should be required viewing. #mtrv
22 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#TheBay is creepy & thoughtful but format makes it 1-dimensional force-feeding material rather than experiencing it w/ the characters. #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#SevenPsychopaths The limit of self-aware films to indulge in violent/misogynist tropes has been reached. Unbearably inconsequential. #MTRV
23 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#HolyMotors: Carax's fever dream hints at us all being actors in someone else's life (movie). Stunning even as the mind wanders #mtrv #nyff
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Looper I like how @rcjohnso is becoming a preeminent scholar on the philosophy of film noir by making tightly structured genre movies #MTRV
23 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Argo: Edge-of-seat political thriller with authenticity of Lumet & a dash of Blake Edwards. One too many endings but still great. #mtrv
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"Salt" was funny, yet quite violent, spanish Western with self reflexive references to filmmaking ending in a bloody battle #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#GingerAndRosa Coming of age in the wake of the bomb, which despite the Miles Davis on the soundtrack, hits only notes you'd expect. #MTRV
23 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Unlike clinical views of health care The Waiting Room is human to a fault: uninsured & worried treated by overwhelmed & compassionate. #mtrv
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"City Slacker" A love story set in London w/ financial backdrop of couple who meet by chance - Best feature of fest so far! #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
In #DecodingDeepak Gotham Chopra tries to discern where the public image ends & his father begins, but there is no I in Deepak Chopra. #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Amour A Haneke film where the trick is there is no trick at all. Tough and honest, save for some questionable tactics near the end. #MTRV
23 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED chucks storytelling for an absurd series of colorful & hilarious set pieces. A wonderful triumph! #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#SomethingInTheAir If CARLOS was about the rock star, this is about the groupies. Scorsese like dreamy energy, while slyly cynical. #MTRV
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
The dramatic story of "My Father and the Man in Black" is an account of how Johnny Cash's manager lived and died #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"Corrode" is a dramatic and thrilling yet meditative look at Hinduism set and shot in modern Mumbai. In Black and White #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#LikeSomeoneInLove Characters trapped in a city landscape, invasion at every moment, gentle and violent, physical and technological. #MTRV
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"Soundbreaker" an artistic documentary about a contemporary accordian player, his technology and uniquely filmed landscapes #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
For a 5th flick in a not good to begin with gaming adaptation series RESIDENT EVIL: RETRIBUTION is quite bearable. Actors seem undead #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Tabu Personal narratives aggrandizing and shadowing the echoes of colonialism, Image and sound elucidating and challenging history. #MTRV
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
While a bit 'made for tv', "Ivan's Dream" was a bright, mood lifting spanish unicef sponsored film about a kids soccer team #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
Enchanting look at Brazilian circus project in the favelas "Without a Net" #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
completly freaked out by "Me @ the zoo" #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Oscar nominee CHICO & RITA sloggishly moves through a thin melodrama plot. Lifeless character animation, but sprinkles of cinephilia. #mtrv
23 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#WhateverDoesn'tKillYou (2008): superb crime film. Griipping & real w/ great Hawke & Ruffalo performances, even tops Affleck's Town #mtrv
23 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#LifeOfPi is credile but makes you question. When you find yourself fighting for the parts you believe in, you know Pi’s done right. #mtrv
23 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
THE BOURNE LEGACY smartly expands the franchise. Skillfully shot, nicely cast, thankfully free of Greengrassian shaky cam. A bit long. #mtrv
23 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
TO ROME WITH LOVE is a silly and lightly surreal episodic travelogue. Uneven lesser Woody Allen, for sure, but funny and never boring. #mtrv
23 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
THE WATCH is not unwatchable, but could've been a lot better given it's cast & budget. Note to Hollywood: More Richard Ayoade, please. #mtrv
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
Shorts prog: Gone Astray. Some great films from US, Aus and Ireland - but the London film was too early after 7/7 bombings #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#LifeofPi The closest we're ever going to come to an art house version of AVATAR—fine by me, especially if it makes me believe in 3D. #MTRV
23 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#LifeofPi is a magical adventure wrapped in a ponderous spiritual parable that overstays its welcome. The imagery is amazing. #mtrv #NYFF
23 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Was pretty busy wiping tears away, but did manage to catch #Frankenweenie's incredible animation & heartwarming (& breaking) story. #mtrv
23 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#CaesarMustDie #Oscar the stripped down angry men teleplay of Shakespeare's tragedy guts the play to find the visceral emotion #mtrv #nyff
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song" An entertaining Musical feature with an elaborate score and pseudo-documentary look #raindance #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Room237 A film about the limits of cinephilia taken to complete comic absurdity, surrounded by the perfect text to do so. #MTRV #NYFF
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#NightAcrossTheStreet Ruíz's swan song transfixed on language, history, and death. Not all congeals, but the magical camera ties it. #MTRV
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#CaeserMustDie More interesting in concept than execution, an exploration landry imitating life in the strangest of places #MTRV
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#LinesofWellington A structurally messy network narrative that finds moments of comedy and tragedy in the most tangential of places. #MTRV
23 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#Looper isn't flashy & has no intentions of outsmarting. A world that's wholly digestible but ever changing, keeping you on your toes. #mtrv
23 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#PitchPerfect isn't, well, perfect, but it's a ton of fun! #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#BeyondTheHills Anti-Religious exorcism movie that paints in broad strokes despite ascetic directing. Laughed out loud at the cross. #MTRV
23 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Charlie’s personality relaxes & moves you & it's a nice sensation to take w/ you when you leave the theater. #PerksOfBeingAWallflower #mtrv
23 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#HATES is slow, has zero inventive kills, is constantly tripping over its own narrative and, worst of all, it isn't scary. #mtrv
23 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Appalling yet fascinating how details come together & it’s that calculating viciousness that makes #Sinister so disturbing & a thrill. #mtrv
23 months ago
filmcraver
@filmcraver:
Outrage Beyond- Will never look at batting cages the same. Worked without seeing Outrage, but dying to see it now! #topofqueue #nyff #mtrv
23 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#YouAintSeenNothinYet: Play-full in more ways than one, Resnais' actors, playing actors, do a lot of acting. Tedium ensues. #nyff #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#YouAintSeenNothinYet A passing from one generation and style to the next, and lush with magical surprises around every corner. #MTRV #NYFF
23 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is a delightfully smart deconstruction of the American horror genre. Not too scary, but always entertaining. #mtrv
23 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
As endearing & infectious as its main character, #FrancesHa is a new wave-ish mumble-woody. Gerwig is the new Keaton. #NYFF #mtrv
23 months ago
filmcraver
@filmcraver:
Frances Ha- As if Baumbach remade Kicking & Screaming from a female perspective as a French New Wave film. Playful and fun. #nyff #mtrv
23 months ago
filmcraver
@filmcraver:
DePalma's #Passion might be the best bad movie by a major filmmaker since Labute's The Wicker Man. Instant camp classic. #NYFF #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Barbara One woman navigates issues of trust between co-workers, patients, and the state. Terse and intense, if threaded territory. #MTRV
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#HolyMotors Cinema is ending, but the streets of Paris are alive with Denis Lavant. But does Carax's undercutting undercut his film? #MTRV
23 months ago
Joannalangfield
@Joannalangfield:
'Passion': a florid reunion with stylistic dePalma, even if he, himself, was a no show for the press conference. #NYFF #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Passion Twisted depravities of the recorded image expose truths that the performance of reality creates. A Pure De Palma delight. #MTRV
23 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
DePalma finds the eroticism in corporate and literal backstabbing in #Passion, a loose & kinky return to form, & a hoot. #NYFF #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#BiberianSoundStudio Cinephilie sound pleasures melded into Italian horror. Meandering fun, especially as it folds over on itself. #MTRV
23 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"The Amazing Spider-Man" Great 3D, live stunts, CGI, plus awsesome soundtrack and a hero without a gun - does the action genre justice #mtrv
23 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Arbitrage: Well acted and tense morality tale, in which the evil money guy gets his comeuppance...or not. Gere gets better with age. #mtrv
23 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
If you must devote precious minutes of a mere 95 to a play-by-play of the past, your movie cannot stand on its own. #RERetribution #mtrv
23 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#TheMaster A psychosexual study of the exploitation of trauma as exposed by the close-up, every facial detail in stunning 70mm #MTRV
23 months ago
izisharp
@izisharp:
DETROPIA!! 1 of the most evocative & visually+aurally arresting docs Ive seen. Rich characters & an urgent timeliness #mtrv @DetropiaTheFilm
23 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#TheMaster Shimmering viz. W Eugene Smith framing. V understated flawless perfs from main cast to background. But left me incomplete #mtrv
23 months ago
gabesmail
@gabesmail:
THE MASTER Cad Darned Lost Did Free Quell (or) Actors Dandled Quelled Fired #mtrv #anagramedition
23 months ago
carynjames
@carynjames:
THE MASTER Thoughtful deliberate brilliantly acted study of megalomania & neediness. Typical PTA chill instead of emotions. #mtrv
24 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Wondering if there's any more that can be said about the Polanski affair? Marina Zenovich's latest doc is a powerful answer. #TIFF12 #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
As advertised THE EXPENDABLES 2 gives you an army of has-been beefcakes blowing stuff up between lame self-referential one liners. #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
MAGIC MIKE is pure Soderbergh fluff. It's very well crafted and cast, vapid but rather entertaining and quickly forgotten. #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Superflous remake TOTAL RECALL is a slick, meticulously designed sci-fi ride. For fanboys the ultimate in sexy Beckinsale bad assery. #mtrv
24 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Michael Shannon is perfectly cast in #TheIceman as a mafia hit man with anger issues. The film is more Schrader than Sopranos. #TIFF12 #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Darkly original PARANORMAN proves that stop motion is not dead, just sometimes misunderstood. Same goes for witches and zombies. #mtrv
24 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#TheSecretDiscoRevolution: Potentially great doc subject undermined by faux educational film conceit that only distracts. #tiff12 #mtrv
24 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#Imogene: More sweet than funny & wildly uneven. Kristen Wiig's comic timing brings on all the best moments. #tiff12 #mtrv
24 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
It may be a bit dry, but von Trotta's #HannahArendt has plenty fascinating history & philosophy to chew on. Sukowa is great. #tiff12 #mtrv
24 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Think Bridesmaids, turn poop to vomit, up alcohol intake, give RWilson American accent & sprinkle coke on top. That’s #Bachelorette. #mtrv
24 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
"Shutter Island" DiCaprio brings an air of film noir to this complicated drama, but it's strength is the lighting and photography. #mtrv
24 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#TwiceBorn: Italian/Croatian cross-border melodrama tries way too hard and ends up cloying and convoluted. #tiff12 #mtrv
24 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Plaza's fictional virus must have finally gotten to him b/c his choice to do away with found footage and horror in #REC3 is bizarre. #mtrv
24 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#TheMaster: Two towering performances in a sort of mutual dependency love story between the damaged and the demented. #mtrv #tiff2012
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
LA CARA OCULTA #TheHiddenFace is a beautifully shot, cleverly told Spanish thriller that doesn't rely on blood and guts to excite you. #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Despite shifting from Catholicism to Judaism THE POSSESSION is your run of the mill excorcism flick, seldomly scary, often risible. #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD is a wildly poetic, inventively childlike look at a catastrophic upbringing in poverty. Impressive debut. #mtrv
24 months ago
Joannalangfield
@Joannalangfield:
The Words: decently entertaining morality tale that's nicely acted, especially by a sly Jeremy Irons. O. Henry light. #mtrv
24 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#SomethingintheAir: Beautiful period detail in '60s counterculture coming-of-age story. Nostalgic without a shred of emotion. #mtrv #tiff
24 months ago
KevynKnox
@KevynKnox:
#lawless: Anticipated & disappointing. Should've been a film that knocks it out of the park, but sadly never even gets to first. #mtrv
24 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#lawless Southern bootleggers vs Yankee mobsters: entertaining bloodfest. @TomHardy rocks a cardigan but where's LaBeef, Shia? #mtrv
24 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#Lawless For a film set in a rich history, why does it feel so stilted, unmotivated, and disinterested? Thank goodness for Guy Pearce. #MTRV
24 months ago
MatthewKlekner
@MatthewKlekner:
#lawless: top notch design, craft & performance is undone by frustrating plot turns, voice over, character choices & a weak showdown. #mtrv
24 months ago
KevynKnox
@KevynKnox:
#HitandRun: Old skool action/comedy that never cheezes out. Bravura Shepard & Bell (ooh la la), Cooper & even Arnold, are great fun. #mtrv
24 months ago
KevynKnox
@KevynKnox:
#premiumrush: Silly concept that pushes suspension of disbelief to its limit, but kept alive by non-stop action and charisma of JGL. #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
GOD BLESS AMERICA smartly satirizes a rotten culture, though it's violent rage comes at a bad time. Joel Murray is a sensational lead! #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Indie female Deliverance redux BLACK ROCK is inconsistent as a thriller, but has strong visuals & well directed intimate acting. #mtrv
24 months ago
carynjames
@carynjames:
LAWLESS Atmosphere not enough to save drab tale of backwoods bootlegging bros. w/ "I Can Act" Shia and Tom "Mumbles" Hardy #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Most shocking about sharply written, uncomprisingly directed white trash thriller dramedy KILLER JOE: McConaughey is quite brilliant! #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Global ensemble piece 360 is not the best work of director Meirelles, writer Morgan or any of it's many stars, but it's a fine time. #mtrv
24 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#expendables2 AARP action stars cash out their 401ks in a rowdy gory better-written bromantic sequel led by Sly and Statham. & no sex! #mtrv
24 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#NeighboringSounds A cacophony of sounds, surveillance, and heights, which becomes a perceptive examination of class and privilege. #MTRV
24 months ago
KevynKnox
@KevynKnox:
#expendables2: Silly oily sequel that can't even live up to its own silly oily original. When Lundgren is best thing in yr movie... #mtrv
24 months ago
carynjames
@carynjames:
CELESTE AND JESSE FOREVER Rashida Jones co-writes, steals surprisingly fresh can't-live-with or without-each-other romance #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
DR SEUSS' THE LORAX is a colorful kid-friendy eco satire ride with lovely attention to detail. #mtrv
24 months ago
MatthewKlekner
@MatthewKlekner:
#KillerJoe: a violent, bloody, absurdist, black comedy (farce) with TERRIFFIC performances & plenty of laughs. Bravo @WilliamFriedkin. #mtrv
24 months ago
topherneville
@topherneville:
Joffe's "Brighton Rock" is not just another remake but refreshing, beautiful and dramatic on a par with the best of film noir #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
PROMETHEUS is one of the better sci-fi offerings of late. Not always convincing or deep in any way but intriguing, stylish & thrilling #mtrv
24 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#ThePaperboy Stupefying Southern fried gothic from "Precious" Lee Daniels. #ZacEfron as sex toy. More John Waters than Tennessee Wms #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
The Farrellys might have killed slapstick with the atrociously awful THE THREE STOOGES. There's no excuse for it's existence. #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
THE RUM DIARY coulda turned out maniacally messy. Instead it's just relaxingly messy. And it has Amber Heard & Johnny Depp. So there! #mtrv
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
JEFF WHO LIVES AT HOME overcomes awful visual choices & spotty storytelling by free flowing ensemble acting. #mtrv
24 months ago
KevynKnox
@KevynKnox:
#beastsofthesouthernwild: A film that plays contrived and sincere at same time is made resplendent by Quvenzhané Wallis' performance. #mtrv
24 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#BourneLegacy: Satisfying cat&mouse thriller. Renner proves a star is Bourne. Norton's a reasonable fiend. Speed triumphs over plot. #mtrv
24 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#Cosmopolis , a chilly lit adaptation of a day in the life of a financial dickhead, I suppose that Cronenberg was faithful 2 DeLillo #mtrv
24 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#RobotAndFrank makes you wish you could have a robot & feel like you've truly experienced part of a person's life worth experiencing. #mtrv
24 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#COSMOPOLIS (Cronenberg) Technology allows capitalism to transcend humanity, and one man tries—and fails—to evolve toward salvation. #MTRV
24 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#COMPLIANCE (Zobel) Did you know poor people are both dumb and have no sense of selfworth? Exploitation Hiding behind idea of "truth" #MTRV
24 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#MoonriseKingdom: Anderson's child eye finds match in story of childhood loneliness. Usual preciousness becomes delightful & moving #mtrv
24 months ago
CarrieRickey
@CarrieRickey:
Celeste and Jesse Forever: Rashida Jones charms as trend forecaster who predicts cultural patterns can't see trends in her own life. #mtrv
24 months ago
CarrieRickey
@CarrieRickey:
"Sparkle": In Salim Akil's remake of the 1976 musical, Whitney Houston's star dims and Carmen Ejogo's star is born. #mtrv
24 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#MoonriseKingdom Delightful clever & symmetrical. Enchanting tracking shots. Gr8 cast esp Balaban.Splendid PD. True “feel good” film #mtrv
24 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#AlmayersFolly (Akerman) Stunning imagery enhances the clash between blackness and whiteness in intensely intellectual adaptation. #MTRV
24 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Pixar's BRAVE - fine fantasy adventure, best when referencing Studio Ghibli, somewhat worn out when treading Disney princess territory #mtrv
25 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
THINK LIKE A MAN is a benign ensemble rom com based on a lame premise. So if it's not that boring, I guess that's a win? #mtrv
25 months ago
labuzamovies
@labuzamovies:
#BourneLegacy While propelled by the silliest narrative, a process-driven action film with subtle critiques of Obama's foreign policy. #MTRV
25 months ago
CarrieRickey
@CarrieRickey:
#BourneLegacy: TonyGilroy, screenwriter of Bourne trilogy, fails to reboot franchise in this critique of US dirty ops w/Jeremy Renner. #MTRV
25 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Teenage bonds that formed during Taiwanese martial law are challenged by new independence & adult ambiguities in Girlfriend Boyfriend. #mtrv
25 months ago
TheCinemaGirl
@TheCinemaGirl:
Ingenious leaders of We Women Warriors rely on deep-seated survival instincts to peacefully combat Colombia's ongoing armed struggle. #mtrv
25 months ago
KevynKnox
@KevynKnox:
#TheDarkKnightRises: A lot of bang for a lot of buck and not really anything to show for it except a been-there-seen-that redundancy. #mtrv
25 months ago
KevynKnox
@KevynKnox:
#TotalRecall: As a fan of the original, all I can see here is a much too blase retread that doesn't know what to do with what its got. #mtrv
25 months ago
KevynKnox
@KevynKnox:
#SNGmovie: Duplass gives Safety Not Guaranteed a sincere realness that counterbalances its somewhat jaded Indie cinema insincerity. #mtrv
25 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#LeHavre: Aki K mixes Jarmusch deadpan w/ Renoir humanity and creates something special: warm winning film about "ordinary" people. #mtrv
25 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#LeHavre: Aki K mixes Jarmusch deapan w/ Renoir humanity creating something special. A warm, winning film about "ordinary" people. #mtrv.
25 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#HopeSprings Streep & Jones ring true as unhappily marrieds asking can this union be saved with sex, wisdom, wit - & some starch #mtrv
25 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Cross doesn’t have the same allure as Bourne but #TheBourneLegacy rocks an exciting new perspective & makes for an exhilarating watch. #mtrv
25 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Stunning & moving, #Detropia finds art in images of decay; poetry & hope in the stories of survivors in a dying city. #mtrv #tcff
25 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#5BrokenCameras: Powerful, on the ground story that personalizes the conflict on the west bank. See it and be moved and outraged. #mtrv
25 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#ParaNorman lacks the creep factor of Coraline, but boasts incredible visuals, an engaging plot, charming characters and more. #mtrv
25 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Undoubtedly for younger moviegoers, but, #DogDays is packed with silly antics and charming characters anyone can appreciate. #mtrv
25 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Indonesian martial arts actioner SERBUAN MAUT #TheRaid is brilliant visceral low budget cinema. A relentlessly violent nightmare. #mtrv
25 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY - intimate portrait of a courageously defiant artist. Inspiring without any use of tear jerking manipulation. #mtrv
25 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Overly serious risibly self-important THE DARK KNIGHT RISES fails all epic ambitions through convoluted silliness. But Hathaway rocks! #mtrv
25 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#TheWatch is more like playtime than a solid film. For those looking for a harmless 102 min of lunacy, it's entertaining enough. #mtrv
25 months ago
carynjames
@carynjames:
EASY MONEY Swedish Crooks,They're Just Like Us.Smart Scorsese inflected crime Great Joel Kinnamon as white collar guy, blood red cuffs #mtrv
25 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
LAY THE FAVORITE is a fun little romp with charming performances by Rebeca Hall and Bruce Willis. A minor Stephen Frears work, though. #mtrv
25 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Julie Delpy's 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK is a light but delightful sequel that never fails to amuse. Really liked the restrained Chris Rock. #mtrv
25 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#TDKR awkward writing but ultimately satisfies. Viz & Prod Design excellent of course. Nolan really brought the despair w intelligence #mtrv
25 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Sloppily plotted gimmicky brom-com love triangle TED revels in endlessly unfunny Seth MacFarlane gags. You'll laugh every 20 minutes! #mtrv
25 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
ICE AGE starts wearing thin with CONTINENTAL DRIFT. Nice new character designs & voices keep it afloat. Scrat never loses his charms. #mtrv
25 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Twisted Spanish thriller MIENTRAS DUERMES #SleepTight confirms director Jaume Balagueró's perfect sense for cinematic suspense. #mtrv
25 months ago
AltonMann
@AltonMann:
#BeastsoftheSouthernWild: moving fable set in Louisiana about survival in hostile environment. Beautifully shot w/superb Q.Wallis lead #mtrv
25 months ago
carynjames
@carynjames:
#DarkKnightRises Batman as comeback kid in apocalyptic Gotham, w/ clever final setup for sequel(s) I'd watch #mtrv
25 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#TDKR is packed with unforgettable sequences and captivating characters, but it's missing something when it comes to evoking emotion. #mtrv
25 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#ToRomeWithLove: Woody's love letter to Italian cinema & celebrity obsession pays off w/ sharp writing & laughs in 3 of 4 stories. #mtrv
25 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#BeastsOfTheSouthernWild Quvenzhane is force to be reckoned with. Dream-like viz. Pitch perfect casting. American story oft ignored #mtrv
25 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#Savages Never once cared abt safety of protags. 1st 30m like average FX film. Stones’ mixed media cinematography blended seamlessly #mtrv
25 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#mtrv Union Square rich neo-neorealist storytelling shines through on a shoestring from Nancy Savoca - Mira Sorvino & Tammy Blanchard soar
26 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT - sweet, sometimes even deep romcom by Stoller & Segel . Cool cast, especially @prattprattpratt & @alisonbrie #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#Trishna has a beginning and end, but no middle whatsoever. #mtrv
26 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY isn't exciting, insightful filmmaking, but quite nice. Sure makes you want to revisit a lot of Allen's work #mtrv
26 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
COSMOPOLIS is mostly too pretentious, stilted & deliberately sterile but redeemed by some rare powerful moments. Pattinson does fine #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Not a Lively fan? Wont last 5 min of #Savages. In it for action? 30 min. Like looking @ Johnson/Kitsch? Might make it to the midpoint. #mtrv
26 months ago
JeffDeutchman
@JeffDeutchman:
SAVAGES: As usual, Stone sacrifices the trees for the forest & comes up empty. Somewhat fun to unpack the confused ideas though. #mtrv
26 months ago
JeffDeutchman
@JeffDeutchman:
MAGIC MIKE: the best marriage of art and commerce I've seen in some time. A supremely enjoyable, aesthetically perfect movie. #mtrv
26 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
Wince-inducing #PeaceLoveandMisunderstanding: Obvious screenplay, cliched characters & lazy filmmaking, but @Janefonda is a hoot #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Tough to say we needed another Spidey film but a thrill to say few could have done it better than @MarcW & Garfield. #AmazingSpiderMan #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Great set dec, performances & soundtrack, but none would be as successful if it weren’t for Polley’s cohesive work in #TakeThisWaltz. #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Kind of want my own talking teddy bear. But only if he guzzles beer, tells excessively dirty jokes and can drive - just like #Ted. #mtrv
26 months ago
carynjames
@carynjames:
BeastsOfTheSouthernWild Tough little girl, dying father, flood, wooly monsters.Emotions soar in audacious, fabulous, fabulist original #mtrv
26 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Aptly crafted superhero spectacle THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN surprisingly excels in it's most intimate scenes. Garfield is perfectly cast #mtrv
26 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
At times awfully clichéd & clunky, not every emotional moment in Emilio Estevez's THE WAY works, still overall quite a soothing film. #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#MagicMike wins big in eye candy department but also boasts impressive performances, moving storylines & even a very visceral tone. #mtrv
26 months ago
nyindieguy
@nyindieguy:
#BeastsoftheSouthernWild: Devastating child's eye view of survival & family in N'Awlins subculture. Remarkable texture. Must see. #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#BeastsoftheSouthernWild is so powerful you can’t help but to keep mulling over a situation you might never have been open to before. #mtrv
26 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#SafetyNotGuaranteed Ready to love it bc love Aubrey Plaza. Some truly goofy funny moments but overall felt like a home movie #mtrv
26 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#TakeThisWaltz: SarahPolley directs MichelleWms & @SethRogen in an acutely observed, unsettling tale of a restless Toronto housewife #mtrv
26 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#Union Square: @MiraSorvino & @TammyBlanchard are sisters-blisters in a funny, moving, must-see tale of New Yorkers from @NancySavoca #mtrv
26 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
To Rome with Like: Woody does Love American Style w charming dialog, no soul, and a dream cast that bests their limited roles. #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#AbrahamLincolnVampireHunter is a 3D movie with entirely one-dimensional characters. And that's only one of many trouble spots. #mtrv
26 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
WANDERLUST Best comedy of 2012 so far! @davidwain turned a generic fish out of water premise into a hysterically funny ensemble piece. #mtrv
26 months ago
carynjames
@carynjames:
To Rome with Love Charming good-Woody rom-com might have been inventive great-Woody w/ more @alecbaldwin as J. Eisenberg advisor #mtrv
26 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
TomCruiseHalloweenSingAlongSpecial ROCK OF AGES pairs 80s rock classics with antiseptic cheesiness, zero chemistry leads & goofy charm #mtrv
26 months ago
JeffDeutchman
@JeffDeutchman:
PROMETHEUS's ambiguity threatens greatness, but really just provides geeky (shallow) fun. Wish Fassbender played every role. #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
#YourSistersSister is simple yet effective thanks to a cast that understands what their characters want, and then go above & beyond. #mtrv
26 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Silly, tacky & more of a glorified karaoke session than a well made feature film, but #RockofAges really is a ton of mindless fun. #mtrv
26 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#mtrv #Prometheus fulfills blockbuster dreams - action magic mystery suspense - but doesn't satisfy the pompous who insist on a meta #Alien
27 months ago
thelmadams
@thelmadams:
#mtrv 'Corman's World' a celebratory doc that connects dots between Roger Corman, Marty Scorsese Jack Nicholson Ron Howard Peter Fonda on&on
27 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Israeli Oscar nominee FOOTNOTE is smashingly written & directed, beautifully cast. Exhilirating - until the end really lets you down. #mtrv
27 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
LE CHAT DU RABBIN #TheRabbisCat is a marvelous hand drawn animation masterpiece. Smart, funny, inspired, gorgeous to look at. #mtrv
27 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
DIE FARBE DES OZEANS #ColorOfTheOcean - beautifully shot Babel-esque drama on African refugees. The leads Timoteo & Koundé shine. #mtrv
27 months ago
PNemiroff
@PNemiroff:
Details of #Prometheus act as a stimulant, heightening the impeccable action and making it exhilarating regardless of some loose ends. #mtrv
27 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
60s nostalgia, time travel shenanigans & Josh Brolin's impeccable Tommy Lee Jones redux give MEN IN BLACK III just the right spin. #mtrv
27 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#Prometheus fun “honorable” alien film. Exquisite use 3D. Smart enough to please Joseph Campbell fans. Noomi is no Ripley but who is? #mtrv
27 months ago
CybelDP
@CybelDP:
#RockOfAges #Burlesque set to 80s rock. Cruise delivers. Vet actors are solid. Young leads are eh. But I didnt see on bway 4 a reason #mtrv
27 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
Uneven but intriguing drama LES ADIEUX À LA REINE depicts French revolution as seen by a female servant in love with Marie-Antoinette #mtrv
27 months ago
SatriVision
@SatriVision:
SALMON FISHING IN YEMEN is a lot more amusing than actual salmon fishing in yemen would be. Especially Kristin Scott Thomas. #mtrv
27 months ago