REVIEW: ‘Lawless’ (2012)

Grade: B Set in Prohibition-era Virginia, Lawless tells the story of the Bondurant brothers, three moonshiners who operate in Franklin County where they are a law unto themselves. The pristine pine trees of the lush Virginian forests…

The Costumes of ‘Lawless’ (2012)

Whether or not it holds any interest by the time Academy Awards nominations roll around, or even has maintained it up to this point, Lawless has kicked off the fall awards season in style. Mind…

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…

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…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: December 20, 2011

The whirlwind of critics awards and other precursors is bound to leave any Oscar hound's head spinning this week. I am personally loving the somewhat unlikely ambiguity of this season. While we may finally have a…

REVIEW: ‘Warrior’ (2011)

Grade: B You may recognize the story presented in Gavin O’Connor’s Mixed Martial Arts film Warrior, but you probably won’t recognize the way it is told. Everything is heightened in the film to fight against…

Of the Day – 07.19.11

Read of the Day: An interesting article that addresses the debate about video games as art as it concerns film. [The Daily Notebook] News of the Day: Tom Hardy, who was recently seen in the…

Hathaway and Hardy are set for ‘The Dark…

After prolonged speculation as to which actress would get the cherished lead in Christopher Nolan's follow-up to the massively successful The Dark Knight  and which character actor-on-the-rise Tom Hardy would play, the announcement came today. Hardy is…

REVIEW: ‘Inception’ (2010)

Grade: B+ ”What’s the most resilient parasite? An idea.” The above quote is stated early in Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-bending fantasy thriller; a movie that’s filled to the brim with ideas of its own. Inception…