Alonso, Ben and I all loved “Blue Caprice” and were blown away by Isaiah Washington’s chilling performance as the mastermind of the 2002 Beltway sniper shootings.
The backwoods neo-noir “A Single Shot” is an odd mix of beautifully bleak atmosphere and hammily mannered performances, which makes it simultaneously understated and overpowering. But it’s always good to see Sam Rockwell. My review for RogerEbert.com. Read the review here
The documentary “After Tiller” takes the politically divisive, emotionally charged issue of late-term abortions and portrays it with grace, understatement and humanity. It is sure to piss people off. My review for RogerEbert.com. Read the review here
Lauren Sivan and I talk the weekend’s new movies — including a poignant final performance from the late, great James Gandolfini — on Studio 11 LA. Watch the video here
IFC Films Rated R for disturbing violent content, language and brief drug use. Running time: 93 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. “Blue Caprice” takes a true story of violence and panic and tells it in the most artful, understated manner imaginable — which makes its events even more powerful. Director Alexandre […]
If only this movie had something to do with the great Stone Temple Pilots song of the same name (which is now stuck in my head — again). Instead, the latest confounding career choice from director Catherine Hardwicke is a clunky psychological thriller set in the Los Angeles rock scene. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the […]
Alonso, Ben and I liked this mob comedy better than a lot of other critics did. Great cast, dark humor, clever violence.
I must admit I missed this sequel because it screened the same night we went to see the Pixies at the El Rey (which would you rather do?). But I liked the first film, and Alonso and Ben’s review of part two makes it sound worthwhile.
The “C” stands for Carine, as in Carine Roitfeld, who was the editor-in-chief of French Vogue for a decade until she left in 2011 to create her own magazine. Director Fabien Constant’s documentary follows the sleekly Parisian, hugely influential Roitfeld as she provides intimate access to all the glamour and absurdity of the world of […]
French director and co-writer Gilles Legrand shows great mastery of tone and pacing in his third feature, which begins life as a domestic drama set at a family-owned vineyard and slowly morphs into a tense thriller. The great Niels Arestrup is a towering force as the world-renowned, egomaniacal winemaker who humiliates his only son at […]