MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS: July 2014

For those who have difficulty demarcating the dividing line between the front and back half of the year, I can't say July usually does much to emphasize its place in the year. The most promising…

2013 IN REVIEW: Justin’s Top Ten

Let’s call this post a rough draft, shall we? Here's the thing: having formulated my Top Ten films of 2013, I don’t feel quite as invigorated now as I have in previous years writing for…

Quick Takes – 09.03.12

Cosmopolis Grade: C+ | 1st Viewing With David Cronenberg, I think I desperately need to start from the beginning. Like David Lynch, one of my favorite modern surrealists, the director of The Fly and A Dangerous…

Quick Takes – 06.26.11

The Illusionist (2010) Grade: A- | 1st Viewing Based on an unfilmed script by French auteur Jacques Tati, Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist strikes a perfect balance between quite hilarious and truly sad. The story follows…