YOUNG ONES Review

     October 17, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Young Ones opens today in limited release.] There are rare times when everything in a movie can work—its direction, performances, etc.—and yet the picture somehow comes up …

THE CONGRESS Review

     August 28, 2014

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Atlanta Film Festival.  The Congress opens today in limited release.] Ari Folman‘s The Congress is a trip in more ways than one. Its visuals are lush and its ideas are …

DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Review

     July 10, 2014

Now having watched all of the Planet of the Apes movies, it’s fascinating how the series views not only history, but trying to understand why civilizations rise and fall.  While there are always the broad strokes of good (Caesar, Cornelius, …