Luc Besson’s summer action blockbuster, Lucy, makes a number of swiping and surprising philosophically claims, but none are as confidently stated as this: Christian Louboutin shoes and handguns are a turn on.Full Story
In Mike Cahill’s new movie, the filmmaker’s heroes use microscopes instead of superpowers, and he doesn’t push science to the backburner.Full Story
Stars Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel lay themselves bare in this raunchy comedy about a married couple in need of spicing things up in the bedroom. Unfortunately their sacrifice of overexposure comes in the service of a screenplay that creaks and wheezes like the sweaty labor of some surgically modified, over-the-hill porn actor — and it’s about as delightful to watch.
Annie (Diaz) and Jay (Segel) have lost their sexual spark, as exhausted as they are at the end of the day after working and raising two children. Annie is a mommy blogger and Jay has a vaguely defined job that requires him to make and sync music playlists and attend concerts regularly. Somehow this affords them a spacious, idyllic Los Angeles home and the luxury to go through iPads like disposable napkins.Full Story
Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood originated with a simple idea that demanded an ambitious process: to make a film about growing up made during the length of time it takes for its actors to actually grow up.Full Story
Zach Braff apparently had a lot of ideas floating around in his head during the decade it took him to mount a follow-up to his sharp directorial debut, Garden State.Full Story
Perhaps the most impressive thing about The Purge: Anarchy is just how fast this sequel to last year’s break-out hit (though critical failure) The Purge has been produced and packaged for mass consumption. The appeal offers little more than the titillations of a first-person shooter video game. It’s sometime in the near future, and the […]Full Story
Part of the fun of David Ives’ play Venus in Fur is its meta-riffing on plays within plays, novels within plays, and actors who play actors who continually swap and adapt new roles.Full Story
James Ward Byrkit’s Coherence is a cramped, quick-paced relationship drama couched in a sci-fi setting.Full Story
I’m suffering from dystopian-future fatigue. After the Hunger Games films and Divergent, The Walking Dead and Elysium, Oblivion and the latest X-Men movie, I’ve had enough of decimated and decaying urban landscapes and stratified class systems and alien or robotic overlords.
So Dawn of the Planet of the Apes had one strike against it very early on.Full Story
I always hope that being a Texan would play in my favor. I don’t know. If so, Richard never said that. But there is a lot of Texas talent in the movie, which is really exciting to see these actors that are local successes. It was a big deal that I was local. It was easy to get me down to Austin.Full Story