TwitterFacebook
HomeReviewsNewsInterviewsScreeningsGiveawaysGold ClubAbout Us

ER

Song One

score: 
C+
Director: 
Kate Barker-Froyland
Cast: 
Anne Hathaway, Johnny Flynn, Mary Steenburgen
Running Time: 
86
Rated: 
NR
Author(s): 

There's something sweet about new love. But it becomes sour when that story is based on a plot device.

Anne Hathaway plays Franny, an anthropologist who returns to the U.S. after her estranged younger brother ends up in a coma. To cope, she searches through her brother's belongings, which helps her understand his passion for music.

She later discovers her brother's musical idol, James Forester, a prominent indie folk singer in a creative slump. Their budding romance is sweet and awkward, but it's covered in the blood of plot contrivance.

Mud

score: 
A-
Director: 
Jeff Nichols
Cast: 
Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland, Reese Witherspoon
Running Time: 
130
Rated: 
PG-13
Author(s): 

On the surface, Mud, written and directed by Jeff Nichols, is a chase movie. Two young boys, Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland), live on a river in Arkansas. Their life together is like something out of a suburban upper class mother’s nightmare—they sneak out in the wee hours of the morning and dirtbike (no helmets!) to a hidden bank upriver, where they ride a cheap motorboat (no life jackets!) to an unoccupied island to explore, dodging poisonous snakes (snakes!).

Dance Moms - Season One

score: 
B+
Director: 
Various
Cast: 
Abby Lee Miller
Running Time: 
546
Rated: 
NR
Author(s): 

Falling Skies - The Complete First Season

score: 
A
Director: 
Various
Cast: 
Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Sarah Carter
Running Time: 
440
Rated: 
NR
Author(s): 

John Carter

score: 
A-
Director: 
Andrew Stanton
Cast: 
Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, and Mark Strong
Running Time: 
132
Rated: 
PG-13
Author(s): 

Return

score: 
C-
Director: 
Liza Johnson
Cast: 
Linda Cardellini, Michael Shannon, John Slattery, Talia Balsam
Running Time: 
97
Rated: 
NR
Author(s): 

Skateland

score: 
B+
Director: 
Anthony Burns
Cast: 
Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene, Brett Cullen, James LeGros
Running Time: 
98
Rated: 
NR
Author(s): 
After spending a few days at the Sundance Film Festival, I was longing for something new. Unfortunately, I didn’t really get it with Anthony Burns’ Skateland; however, I did get a clever story, fierce soundtrack, and the ability to see more of Twilight darling Ashley Greene—and who can complain about that?

Skateland

score: 
B
Director: 
Anthony Burns
Cast: 
Shiloh Fernandez, Ashley Greene, Brett Cullen, James LeGros
Running Time: 
98
Rated: 
NR
Author(s): 
After spending a few days at the Sundance Film Festival, I was longing for something new. Unfortunately, I didn’t really get it with Anthony Burns’ Skateland; however, I did get a clever story, fierce soundtrack, and the ability to see more of Twilight darling Ashley Greene—and who can complain about that?

Syndicate content