— Some Velvet Morning

Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve tear each other apart in spectacularly verbal fashion in “Some Velvet Morning,” writer-director Neil LaBute’s return to the kind of blackheartedness with which he made his name. My review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Some Velvet Morning

Alonso and I marvel at the verbal sparring of Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve in Neil LaBute’s biting and twisty “Some Velvet Morning.”

What the Flick?! — Out of the Furnace

Alonso, Matt and I are mixed on “Out of the Furnace.” It’s a gritty, grimy genre picture about meth heads and backwoods criminals that’s elevated by an excellent cast including Christian Bale, Casey Affleck and Woody Harrelson. — Nebraska

Alexander Payne rips the lid off the Midwestern mythology with his latest film, “Nebraska.” Bruce Dern gives the performance of his prolific career as a cantankerous drunk who believes he’s won a million dollars and insists on making the 900-mile trek to pick up the prize money personally. This is a movie that stuck with […]

What the Flick?! — Parkland

I admired this movie for finding a different angle into an event that’s been depicted in so many ways — the JFK assassination — but ultimately the enormous (and enormously talented) cast just gets spread too thin.

What the Flick?! — Concussion

Alonso has been raving about this film so I’m really glad I checked it out. It’s a sensitive and insightful depiction not just of female sexuality but also of midlife longing.

What the Flick?! — Blue Caprice

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. — A Single Shot

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 Read the review here — Things Never Said

A love of spoken-word poetry is pretty much essential for enjoying the indie drama “Things Never Said.” But co-stars Shanola Hampton and Omari Hardwick do have great chemistry with each other. My review for Read the review here  

What the Flick?! — Short Term 12

We all went a little nuts for the great indie drama “Short Term 12,” featuring a long-overdue lead performance from the versatile Brie Larson.