January 24, 2014
Five Favorite Films with Joe Swanberg
You could make a case that Joe Swanberg is the hardest working man in indie cinema. In 2013, he acted in four films (most notably the Certified Fresh slasher flick You're Next) and directed two more: the critically-acclaimed comedy Drinking Buddies, starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson, and a low-key dramedy about an aging actress (All the Light in the Sky). His latest, 24 Exposures, hit theaters this week, and it's a dark thriller about a fetish photographer who becomes the target of an investigation when a model is murdered. Given his thematic range, it's no surprise that Swanberg has diverse taste in movies, as he demonstrated in an interview with RT.
August 22, 2013
Critics Consensus: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Is a Derivative Fantasy
This week at the movies, we've got a teenage demon-slayer (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, starring Lily Collins and Lena Headey), a band of masked killers (You're Next, starring Sharni Vinson and Nicholas Tucci), some resilient pub crawlers (The World's End, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost), and a desperate housewife (Blue Jasmine, starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin). What do the critics have to say?