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Review: THE POST, a Ticking Time Bomb

Steven Spielberg's best thriller since Jaws, and his most 'of the moment' movie ever, The Post is also an unexpected sort of 'coming of age' tale. Rather mysteriously beginning during the Vietnam War before jumping forward in time and location,...

Review: RICKI AND THE FLASH, Even Meryl Streep Can't Do Everything

As an actress, Meryl Streep can do just about anything. Too bad she can't rescue a movie that doesn't know whether it's a routine dysfunctional family comedy-drama or a portrait of a musician coming to terms with the failure of...

Review: INTO THE WOODS Ventures Into A Musically Dark Thicket

"Beware the tale you tell Children will listen"  Just what is Disney up to with Into the Woods? Widely cited as "nobody's favorite Sondheim", this Tim Burton-esque adaptation of the 1987 Broadway stage musical is sing-songy, yes, but it's also intensely...

Review: THE GIVER Tells Recycled Story In One Shade of Grey

To say that the apocalypse is the gift that keeps on giving is probably too easy and too predictable in this context, but then again, so too is The Giver. In the current age of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and umpteen...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, LONE SURVIVOR And Woody

Talking this week about John Wells' August: Osage County, a film with a tour-de-force cast but a (slightly) watered down take on the usual Tracey Letts madness. The box office winner this week was Peter "Battleship" Berg's Lone Survivor, a...

Review: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Not Exactly a Family Destination

If you like attending your own dysfunctional extended family gatherings, you'll just love paying to attend someone else's! That must be the prevailing assumption behind the decision to release this film this time of year. Having been through multiple mandated...

THE IRON LADY Review

With the success in recent years of films like The Queen, Frost/Nixon, and The King's Speech, it's hard to fault those who greenlit this big screen portrait of former British PM Margaret Thatcher. You've got a dynamic, polarizing figure and...

FANTASTIC MR FOX: Review

Remember how this page was once filled with Fantastic Mr Fox reviews. Well, the film finally landed in Belgium. So even if this review seems royally late, for many of us the film is just barely available in the legal...

THE FANTASTIC MISTER FOX Review

[What can I say ... there are a lot of people here with opinions on Wes Anderson's latest creation.  Our thanks to regular reader and occasional contributor Charles Webb for the following.]Twelve years ago (fox years, that is) Mr. Fox...

FANTASTIC MR. FOX review

With a cast of talking stop-motion animated wild animals that are imbued with the herky-jerky charm of old Rankin-Bass Christmas specials ("Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"), it may seem like modern-day iconoclast filmmaker Wes Anderson has turned a corner into...

FANTASTIC MR. FOX Review

Coming into the theatres in wide release with all the joie de vivre of a little boy trying to please his girlfriend and mother, Fantastic Mr. Fox is yet another trump card in the quality animated and family film derby...

FANTASTIC MR. FOX Review

Wes Anderson's funny, fabulous Fantastic Mr. Fox feels like a book that's been missing from his library, an all-ages comedy with tender life lessons gently imparted by lovable characters. For all I know, Roald Dahl is spinning in his grave,...

FANTASTIC MISTER FOX Review

[Our thanks to regular reader indiemaker for the following review.] "Uh, my dad's on fire..." Fantastic Mr. Fox might just be one of the biggest surprises of the year for me.  2009 has really shaped up to be a year...

When Wes Anderson met Lars von Trier

We generally restrain ourselves from posting One Sheets around these parts; most especially faux cross-over mash-up one-sheets.  But those on the festival circuit, in particular this years attendees of Fantastic Fest, will appreciate the spot-on gag.  Furthermore, it is hard...

Hear the Soundtrack to Wes Anderson's Latest!

No, not Fantastic Mr. Fox (more on that later), but The Cloud Photographers! Haven't heard of that one? Well, that could be because the film doesn't actually exist. Dreamt up by Nicholas Guewitch, the artist responsible for the funniest website to...