She’s Funny That Way – Movie Review

She's Funny That Way features an all-star cast lead by romantic comedy veterans Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston
She’s Funny That Way features an all-star cast lead by romantic comedy veterans Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston

Genre: Comedy
Directed by:
Peter Bogdanovich
Starring:
Owen Wilson, Imogen Poots, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Aniston
Released by:
Lagniappe Films, Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Grindstone Entertainment Group
Run Time: 1h 31 min
Year:
2015

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By Alain Gayot


“She’s Funny That Way” is a madcap throwback to the screwball ensemble comedies of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Continue reading “She’s Funny That Way – Movie Review” »

“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” – Movie Review

Tom Cruise reprises his role at secret agent Ethan Hunt in "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation"
Tom Cruise reprises his role at secret agent Ethan Hunt in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Directed by:
Christopher McQuarrie
Starring:
Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin
Released by:
Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, TC Productions
Run Time: 2h 11 min
Year:
2015

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By Alain Gayot


Daredevil secret agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) takes on his most dangerous assignment yet in “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.” Continue reading ““Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” – Movie Review” »

“Black Sea” – Movie Review

Black Sea tells the story of a crew of men on a submarine looking for lost Nazi treasure
Black Sea tells the story of a crew of men on a submarine looking for lost Nazi treasure

Genre: Adventure, Thriller
Directed by:
 Kevin MacDonald
Starring:
 Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Grigoriy Dobrygin, Jodie Whittaker
Released by:
 Focus Features
Year:
2015

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“Black Sea” is an underwater heist film with an allegiance to blue-collar values that cruises along like a submarine unable, or unwilling, to rise to the surface or dive deeper into the depths of cinematic inspiration. For every clever plot twist or genuinely strong performance in “Black Sea,” there is a strong helping of predictability which counteracts the surprise and at times leaves the film feeling reluctantly inert.

 

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“The Boxtrolls” – Movie Review

The Boxtrolls tells the story of a young boy and his adopted family of friendly monsters
The Boxtrolls tells the story of a young boy and his adopted family of friendly monsters


Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed by:
Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi
Starring:
Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Toni Collette
Released by:
Laika Entertainment, Focus Features
Year:
2014

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by Nick Winfrey


If you have the patience to sit through the closing credits of “The Boxtrolls,” there’s a clever little stinger near the end in which two of the film’s characters humorously postulate the existence of an unseen hand in the sky controlling their every move. The joke is, of course, that there are a multitude of hands that painstakingly choreograph each scene in this stop-motion epic, which are revealed in a blur of deft motions as the camera zooms out.
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“Need for Speed” – Movie Review

Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper
Need for Speed starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper


Genre: Action, Drama
Directed by:
Scott Waugh
Starring:
Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi
Released by:
DreamWorks Studios
Year:
2014

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Based on the popular video game series of the same name, “Need for Speed” was created with the intention of making the ultimate car chase movie. Directed by Scott Waugh, a former stuntman, the film follows the story of Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul), an exotic sports car mechanic seeking to avenge the death of his friend the only way he knows how — through a high-stakes street race.
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