Film Review: Lucy

Lucy opens in theaters nationwide today, July 25. Check your local listings for showtimes. There was a time when cinephiles could actually get excited for the latest Luc Besson film. No, no, not one of the many films the guy is credited for writing, or the even more he produces. I am talking about those …

Film Review: Borgman

Borgman opens in Boston today, July 18. Check your local listings for showtimes. Often when you find a really great film, it’s something that you want to revisit. You look forward to going back into that masterfully crafted other world to scavenge for gems that you casually passed by the first time. Drafthouse Films, the film distribution …

Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

I was a huge fan of Rupert Wyatt’s 2011 film, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” He successfully restarted a franchise that had been lying dormant since Burton’s laughably awful “reimagining” in 2001 of the original film franchise. Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” explores the origins of the super-smart primates, the …

Film Review: Willow Creek

Note: This film was reviewed in 2013 at its premiere at IFFBoston. I’m not a fan of found footage movies. In fact, since “The Blair Witch Project,” the only other found footage film I’ve enjoyed was “Cloverfield.” Then along came “Willow Creek,” Bobcat Goldthwait’s latest film, which is certainly a successful departure from his past …

Film Review: Godzilla (2014)

“Godzilla,” arguably the first movie of what’s looking like an overall questionable summer movie season, was my first anticipated movie for the summer. Ever since the buzz started with its 2012 Comic-Con reveal and the excellent, epic-looking trailers, I was psyched for this release. So, onto my completely spoiler free review.

Film Review: Chef

Chef expands to theaters in Boston today, May 16. Check your local listings for showtimes. Our obsession with celebrity isn’t as fresh as the media often portrays it to be. We have been vociferously consuming the strangers that grace our screens for ages. We raise them on pedestals and they lived in a realm so …

Film Review: Neighbors

Neighbors opens in theaters nationwide today, May 9. Check your local listings for showtimes. My parents were pretty strict when it came to abiding by the MPAA rating system. Many of my friends hustled off to see whatever new releases flooded the mall’s multiplex, while I sat quietly cursing that judgmental R. This limitation forced …