TIFF 2013: THE F WORD Review

     February 10, 2015

Being a platonic friend sucks.  It just does.  No matter how much chemistry you have with a person, the relationship dynamic inevitably pushes you into a Hobson’s choice: take the less-than-ideal relationship you have or lose it entirely.  There’s not …

I GIVE IT A YEAR Review

     February 10, 2015

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 SXSW Film Festival.  I Give It a Year opens tomorrow in limited release.] Dan Mazer‘s I Give It a Year is the rom-com in reverse and two rom-coms in one. …

SXSW 2013: I GIVE IT A YEAR Review

     February 10, 2015

Dan Mazer‘s I Give It a Year is the rom-com in reverse and two rom-coms in one.  Mazer takes the difficult task of showing a marriage fall apart, and turns it into a surprisingly funny and witty comedy that never …

LIFE OF PI Review

     February 10, 2015

Director Ang Lee’s Life of Pi presents a tough sell for mainstream audiences: the main character is oddly named, the cast is not comprised of instantly-recognizable faces and the bulk of the story strands the viewers in a small boat …