For Roger Ebert, Movies Uncovered Meaning of “Life Itself”

As Steve James’ (HOOP DREAMS) transcendent documentary chronicling the life of the world’s most famous, popular and inspirational film critic Roger Ebert unfolded before me, I couldn’t help but wonder one thing: How the hell am I supposed to review a movie about Roger Ebert, to write something worthy of … Get hard

“A Coffee in Berlin” Speaks To Every Generation

It was told to me, that after last month, I’ll have been out of college for longer than I was ever in it. This shocking fact almost caused me physical pain. It’s been more than four years since I graduated college, and I don’t have much, if anything, tangible to show … Get hard

It’s Never Too Early To Celebrate The Holidays With “Happy Christmas”

While it’s kind of weird for a movie called HAPPY CHRISTMAS to come out during the summer, it’s great news for us as an audience, because it means we don’t have to wait so long to see this intimate, genuine depiction of young family life. HAPPY CHRISTMAS is very much a … Get hard

“Miss Lovely” Explores India’s Film Industry In A Way You’ve Never Fathomed

When most of us think about Indian films, we play images of song and dance romances from Bollywood in our heads, when in reality, Bollywood is only a (highly visible/popular) segment of Indian cinema. MISS LOVELY is a film that shatters any preconceived notions you might have on Indian filmmaking, and … Get hard

“Ping Pong Summer” Is Every 80’s Coming-of-Age Movie Combined, And Kinda Wonderful Anyway

You’ve seen PING PONG SUMMER before, loads of times, but Michael Tully’s new 80’s coming-of-age teen comedy still has enough heart and talent to justify revisiting that skin-crawling period of adolescence we’ve all gone through. Rad Miracle (yes, that’s his name) is a parachute pant wearing poster child for the … Get hard

Film Edumacation: “Adventures in Babysitting”

Until last weekend, I had never seen ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING, a 1987 classic from director Chris Columbus. This is to say, that until last weekend, I had never lived. The film, which you can guess at even if you don’t already know the film by heart, is about Chris Parker (eternal … Get hard

“Trust Me,” Writer-Director-Leading Man Clark Gregg Is A Star

There aren’t many people easier to root for than Clark Gregg. He’s been in the film industry since the late 1980’s, but it wasn’t until turning a minor, nigh throwaway character in the first IRON MAN into a fan favorite that he’s hit it big-time, joining the Whedonverse (MUCH ADO … Get hard

Film Edumacation: “Alphaville”

If you find yourself in the LA area this weekend and want to treat yourself to rare, cinematic history, wander down to Landmark’s Nuart theatre to catch Jean-Luc Godard’s ALPHAVILLE. I don’t know how many can say they’ve seen a French New Wave sci-fi film noir movie, and for that … Get hard

Androids Achieve Artificial Intelligence In “The Machine” [Review]

The UK has been the stomping ground for some of the best science fiction the world has to offer. A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, V FOR VENDETTA, THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY, RED DWARF, H.G. Wells’ TIME MACHINE, WAR OF THE WORLDS and INVISIBLE MAN, and of course DOCTOR WHO. Probably … Get hard