2014 Oscar Predictions

NYFF REVIEW: ’12 Years a Slave’ is a…

Grade: A There's been an inordinate amount of films this year that have reached to claim some stake in reality, often via the "true story" card used in different manners by Fruitvale Station, The Butler,…

Quick Takes – 10.29.12

I'm taking this week's Quick Takes as an opportunity to correct some of my major blind spots, all by directors with new releases this fall. In Bruges Grade B | 1st Viewing The first feature film…

Quick Takes – 09.24.12

Arbitrage (2012)  Grade: C- | 1st Viewing I have liked to think that, of the other writers at Film Misery, I tend to agree most with Justin's opinions. That still stands, though I must admit…

Quick Takes – 06.18.12

Snow White and the Huntsman Grade: C+ | 1st Viewing When it comes to judging the quality of most fantasy films, the first question I tend to ask is how the movie operates as an…

FMP Ep. 047 – ‘Prometheus’ / ‘Blade Runner’

Alex and Phil get into the details about Ridley Scott's Prometheus this week as they discuss the performance by Michael Fassbender, Ridley Scott's mistrust of technology, and other themes from the movie. They continue that…

'Prometheus' (2012) Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace

REVIEW: ‘Prometheus’ (2012)

Grade: B+ Lately it seems like mainstream summer movies play it safe by delivering a standard genre exercise with little in terms of innovation or below-the-surface thought. This is precisely why Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is…

Quick Takes – New Release Edition

I let myself get behind on movie reviews, so I thought I would catch up with one extensive quick take feature. Here are brief thoughts on some of the new movies I have seen this…

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…

REVIEW: ‘Shame’ (2011)

Grade: A- There are many different types of addiction, but one seems to have caused more controversy over the last several years than any other – sex addiction. After well-publicized scandals broke involving Tiger Woods,…

Of the Day – 12.26.11

Read of the Day Steve Pond provides a detailed summary of why he believes there will be eight Best Picture nominations. [The Wrap] News of the Day: Director Baz Luhrman was injured on the set…