REVIEW: ‘Jupiter Ascending’ (2015)

Grade: C Andy and Lana Wachowski are two of the most extravagant fantasists working in the blockbuster form, the worlds they craft - or, in the enthusiastic case of Speed Racer, re-envision - so visually…

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: June 2014

We're still scrambling to catch up with our most anticipated films of May, but if June represents any significant shift in content, it's in size. In critical circles, we're used bemoaning summer blockbuster season as…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: October 23, 2012

This week is bursting with too many new and classic releases for a cinema-lover to handle! Treats both exuberant and dour arrive fresh from their Summer outings, features from famed directors find a new audience…

'Magic Mike' Review (2012) Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer

REVIEW: ‘Magic Mike’ (2012)

Grade: A- In a summer that has brought record-breaking blockbusters and surprisingly decent big budget movies, there is no reason that “male stripper” movie made for pocket change should be the stand out film. Magic…

REVIEW: ’21 Jump Street’ (2012)

Grade: B- When reviewing a mainstream comedy, it is not often that shot composition even enters the discussion. However, the film editors have always been the unsung heroes of comedy. Comedy is all about timing…

FMP Ep. 038 – ‘Haywire’ / ‘Traffic’

Alex was joined by film critic Tim Kelly of CHUD.com for a double dose of Steven Soderbergh. First we review the director's latest ensemble action film Haywire, which is in theatres now. We follow that…