2012 IN REVIEW: Special Awards

A retrospective of the cinema of 2012 wouldn't be complete without snidely given awards for ridiculous categories. Think of it as Film Misery's Golden Globes. And please share your own goofs in the comments below.…

REVIEW: ‘Lincoln’ (2012)

Grade: B+ Lincoln has the potential of going down as one of the great anomalies in Steven Spielberg's career. While the marketing surrounding this abbreviated adaptation of Doris Kearn Goodwin’s Team of Rivals would have…

Quick Takes – 11.05.12

17 Filles Grade: B+ | 1st Viewing Indie youth dramedy is emerging as a more significant sub-genre than the Sundance comedies we were burdened with this summer. Films like The Myth of the American Sleepover…

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REVIEW: ‘Looper’ (2012)

Grade: A- Rian Johnson’s Looper has been the subject of many comparisons to another stylish, reality-bending film featuring the talents of Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Christopher Nolan’s 2010 blockbuster Inception. I had similar feelings of expectation and satisfaction entering the…

Quick Takes – 09.10.12

Helvetica Grade B | 1st Viewing I've been meaning to check out Gary Hustwit's 2007 documentary about the ubiquitous typeface for some time now. It's a very competent, insider look at design and typography that…

REVIEW: Premium Rush (2012)

Grade: C+ I hate “non-stop action” movies. Movies are usually given this descriptor when a tone deaf director or editor thinks that the only way to keep excitement going is to have the entire movie…

FMP Ep. 050 – ‘The Dark Knight Rises’…

Alex and Phil are Film Misery's reckoning this week as they discuss Christopher Nolan's new movie The Dark Knight Rises with and without spoilers. Then they review Sarah Polley's new film Take This Waltz and…

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REVIEW: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012)

Grade: A Christopher Nolan continues to plumb the psychological depths of the Batman universe with The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in his critically acclaimed franchise. Following Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight…