REVIEW: ‘World War Z’ (2013)

Grade: B- World War Z, an adaptation of the Max Brooks novel, is the kind of movie that you see once in theaters, you enjoy it, and then you go on with your life. Perhaps…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: November 2012

The fall festival season is a two-act display, September and October presenting an often cool mix of Oscar vehicles, genre entertainment, and typical audience-oriented drama and horror fare. November is where the season kicks it…

REVIEW: Killing Them Softly (2012)

GRADE: B+ The spectre of the 2008 financial meltdown is haunting us once again, this time cinematically with this year's Arbitrage and Cosmopolis and 2011's Margin Call and Wall Street 2 ushering in the post-American age by way of well-tailored, greedy bankers getting…

10 Cannes 2012 Movies to Look Forward to

All eyes will be on Cannes next month as movie geeks and award pundits try to speculate which films will strike Oscar gold. Three Best Picture nominees - The Artist, Midnight in Paris and Tree…

Quick Takes – 04.16.12

Inglourious Basterds (2009) Grade: A | 2nd Viewing The more time I spend ruminating on the films of Quentin Tarantino, the more I realize how much of a flat-out genius the man is. Not only…

Of the Day – 01.16.12

Read of the Day: The wonderful film resource website They Shoot Pictures, Don't They? has updated their 1,000 greatest movies of all-time list. It's always a fun read. [They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?] News of…

FYC – 3 Not To Forget Come Oscar…

Every year come Oscar time I am always very angry that some of my favorite performances have been overlooked.  So, as my return post back to Film Misery after computer meltdowns and a vacation, here…

2011 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Go…

View the Updated Precursor Charts In a move that angered many, the New York Film Critics Circle moved up there awards date almost two weeks earlier than previous years to announce their winners today. Their…

DVD REVIEW: ‘The Tree of Life’

Grade: B First we see a small extraction from the book of Job about the creation of the universe and the power held within that, which the individual lacks. Then there i a soft and…

BLIND SPOT: ‘Fight Club’

At this point in time, reviewing a movie with the reputation of David Fincher’s beloved 1999 film Fight Club is probably a more challenging feat than reviewing older, venerable masterpieces such as Rules of the Game…

Of the Day – 10.10.11

Read of the Day: With movies like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and War Horse slated for December, here are five reasons why they may have it right. [The Hollywood Reporter] News of the…

FMP Ep. 025 – ’50/50′ / ‘The Last…

This week Phil and Alex diagnose the latest film from director Jonathan Levine 50/50 and they also start off the month of horror with listener selected film The Last Man on Earth. In the conversation…

Quick Takes – 10.02.11

Moneyball (2011) Grade: A- | 2nd Viewing During our podcast review of Moneyball we talked about Brad Pitt’s performance as being more internalized than we are used to seeing from the actor. On second viewing,…

POLL: Should Brad Pitt Win an Oscar for…

In my column about the Best Actor race yesterday, I posted that the race was a tight one and that many predict Brad Pitt might be the frontrunner of the films that have been seen…