Film: Pregnant Pauses


Sitting through Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed is not unlike taking a well-timed siesta. The Spanish, Beatles-era road movie is comforting and … [Read more...]

Film: Introspective Souls


“You're a Jew,” her aunt blurts out, and the young woman's heart stops. Anna, her novitiate nun's habit covering her auburn locks, is having a hard … [Read more...]

Film: Dragon Whisperers, Soul Sisters


It comes as no surprise that How to Train Your Dragon 2 serves up full-throttle thrills and eye-popping imagery, precisely the kind of grand, … [Read more...]

Film: Sweet Sorrow, Neutered Evildoer


Since when has crying at the movies become a competition? There they were, the target audience for The Fault in Our Stars, trying to one-up each … [Read more...]

Film: Core Immoralities


Heli, Amat Escalante's gritty portrait of life in rural, cartel-dominated Mexico, throws you into a pit of despair and doesn't let up. It's like a … [Read more...]

Film: Empowered Dames


The tween voyeur is spying on a slim beauty who just took her top off to sunbathe, and she blends right into the landscape of a French beach on a … [Read more...]

Film: Roars and Whimpers

It's only mid-May, but at the multiplex it already feels like we're in the middle of the ever-growing, seemingly endless summer movie season that … [Read more...]

Film: Costumed Crybabies


When we last saw Peter Parker, the cocky, angst-ridden hero of director Marc Webb's strangely schizoid The Amazing Spider-Man, he was sitting in a … [Read more...]

Film: Reaching for the Stars


The couch potato sits before the telly, opens a 4-pack of yogurt and scoops up the creamy contents, one heaping spoonful at a time. The hapless … [Read more...]