Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part III
Inside Llewyn Davis
A tragicomic indulgence of schadenfreude with the sophistication of a Kardashian reality show.
| Original Score: 2/4
If the film intends to show that any of the Siegels have gained any wisdom from hardship, we don't see it.
It contains some useful information, I suppose, but I did not like these people, I hope never to meet them, and I wonder if the world wouldn't be a better place without them.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The Queen of Versailles will prompt loathing not only among the so-called 99 Percent, but among those in the top 1 percent who would like someone more sane to represent them on camera.
I feel contempt for my contempt for these people. Whether that's my problem or the film's, I'm not entirely sure, but I'm leaning toward blaming Greenfield.
If you get some kind of sick kick watching the mighty take a fall, The Queen of Versailles will be nothing short of a schadenfreudic ball.
| Original Score: A-
A well-told tale about having to atone for sins of the sub-prime era.
| Original Score: B+
This honesty and heart is what makes The Queen of Versailles so compelling.
| Original Score: A
The result is a rich portrait.
| Original Score: 8.2/10
Greenfield's film is bathed in Florida sunshine, adding to the sensation that we're watching Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with a Marxist punchline.
| Original Score: 4/5
Prepare to be shocked, disgusted and compelled.
Strangely entertaining and revealing documentary about a culture obsessed with money and people aspiring to a life they can't afford. Greed is good once again if you can borrow enough money to consume all you desire. Mind the debt gap.
Lauren Greenfield's film evolves from an ode to entitled obliviousness to a more evenhanded character study, tracing the fault lines that develop within the Siegel family.
| Original Score: 3/4
Illuminating, oddly hilarious, ceaselessly watchable.
In the end, these are human beings, not emblems - and it is this that makes this documentary one of the most watchable, for rich and poor alike.
With every shopping spree, every limo ride to McDonald's, Mrs. Siegel underlines the cliche that money cannot buy you taste. Or class.
Watching Jackie fill cart after Walmart cart with crap the family doesn't need is to witness the new millennium's version of Marie Antoinette.
| Original Score: B-
One of the great unsayable truths about the American dream is that it is a bit of a Ponzi scheme ... our system admits a glimmer of hope that anyone, no matter how lowborn, can rise to the top.
| Original Score: 87/100
An outrageous, despicable, guiltily hilarious and appropriately superficial good time.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
At times the film feels aimless and inconclusive, but Greenfield's open-minded and observational approach yields compelling details from every scene.