Daily Archives: October 14, 2014

Movie Review: “Dear White People”

“Satire is the weapon of reason” is the punch line to writer-director Justin Simien’s flip and hip satire, “Dear White People.” Here’s a race-based/race-baiting comedy that tackles issues of identity and sensitivity head on, a debut film that brashly borrows … Continue reading

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Keaton faces down his own reputation in “Birdman”

Acting, Michael Keaton has long maintained, “is an act of pulling your pants down.” And for the film that one-and-all have labeled his “comeback,” “that’s literally true.” For “Birdman,” the one-time Batman plays a has-been actor, bitter and a little … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Rudderless” is a musical tragedy that will leave you adrift

“Rudderless” is a tragic quasi-musical that never quite finds its way. It drifts through a lot of tunes, some big name cameos, a big twist that you won’t swallow and a central relationship that is cute but trite and not … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Housebound” serves up creepy Kiwi laughs

“Housebound” is a nasty and laugh-out-loud horror comedy from New Zealand. Writer-director Gerard Johnstone has concocted a deadpan Kiwi haunted house farce where the blood spatters and the jokes zing, all the way through its long, drawn-out finale. Kylie (Morgana … Continue reading

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