REVIEW: ‘The Sessions’ (2012)

Grade: C- I try not to fault a movie for being predictable, especially when the events depicted are based on a true story. Many narrative films are successful by emphasizing the importance of the journey…

REVIEW: ‘Pitch Perfect’ (2012)

Grade: B+ "I'm just the same as I was. Now don't you understand? I'm never changing who I am." Of the several pop tunes that proliferate Pitch Perfect, "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons is not…

REVIEW: ‘Bachelorette’ (2012)

Grade: C The successfully fem-centric comedy vehicle is currently a rather isolated phenomenon, in how often it happens and in how narrow its current approach is. With Bachelorette playing drastically along the same lines as…

REVIEW: ‘Chicken with Plums’ (2012)

Grade: B- Of so many things to be hung up on about Marjane Satrapi's sophomore feature, alongside cinematic collaborator Vincent Paronnaud, the most immediate ordeal is its delicacy referencing title, Chicken with Plums. A strange…

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Review (2012)

REVIEW: ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of…

Grade: B Admitting one’s mortality can be a difficult thing for anybody to do, especially when life has not been entirely kind and goals remain unfulfilled. The pre-cataclysmic scenario of the new movie Seeking a…

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…

REVIEW: ‘Project X’ (2012)

Grade: F Todd Phillips must believe that there is a shortage in movies geared towards over-privileged white suburban teenage boys because he keeps releasing films that are targeted at a particularly narrow-minded sensibility. Instead of…

REVIEW: ‘This Means War’ (2012)

Grade: D+ Writing a review for director McG’s glib attempt at a romantic action comedy, This Means War, is not a particularly difficult task. The film’s flaws are laid bare from the opening moments of…

REVIEW: ‘Carnage’ (2011)

Grade: B+ Roman Polanski does not bring anything new to the upper-middle-class-parents-behaving-like-children genre with his film Carnage, but with a taut 79-minute running time and four great film actors at the top of their respective…