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 Take - Skyfall

Quick Takes – 11.12.12

Ruby Sparks Grade C- | 1st Viewing How much of what we love about another person is actually the person, versus what we have in our minds of them?  We can’t be around our loved…

'The Amazing Spider-Man' (2012) Emma Stone

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: July 2012

July is one of my favorite months of the year for many non-cinematic reasons. I was born in the month of July and got married in the month of July. Luckily this month there will…

REVIEW: ‘Meek’s Cutoff’ (2011)

Grade: B- The open plains of the unsettled west have never felt as claustrophobic as they do in Kelly Reichardt’s Meek’s Cutoff. Filmed with a 1.33 to 1 aspect ratio that looks entirely uncomfortable on…