Archive for August, 2014

The Double

The Double

| August 29, 2014

Richard Ayoade’s debut feature film Submarine may have only had a brief theatrical run in the States, but it made quite an impression on those who saw it. While many critics dismissed the film as being too similar to the work of Wes Anderson, Submarine in fact deftly implemented its Anderson influence with enough charm […]

Young and Beautiful

Young and Beautiful

| August 25, 2014

Before turning 17, Isabelle (Marine Vacth) makes a decision to lose her virginity to the German boy she’s had a crush on all summer.  The experience is predictably disappointing and Isabelle goes on with her life until an older man offers to pay her for sex.  Isabelle immediately dismisses the idea, but can’t stop thinking […]

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Blood Glacier

Blood Glacier

| August 25, 2014

IFC’s attempt to make a Syfy original movie goes better than expected with Blood Glacier.  The story is about a group of scientists stationed at a remote research compound when they discover a single-celled organism that infects more complicated hosts and combines their DNA with others to make super-violent hybrids.  The premise is a lot […]

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The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season

The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season

| August 24, 2014

Let this review serve as a rallying cry to anyone who was so disillusioned by The Walking Dead’s abysmal third season that they felt compelled to abandon the series altogether, an impulse I understand all-too-well. After all, I was one of those devoted viewers who decided to tune out, and frankly I wasn’t alone. While […]

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Moebius

Moebius

| August 22, 2014

Kim Ki-Duk is one of the most well-known South Korean directors in the world, thanks largely to his willingness to embrace controversy by depicting extremes of human behavior. Some of his past films have drawn attention for being difficult to watch for various reasons (including brutal depictions of violence and uncomfortable sexual themes), earning him […]

Toriko: Collection One

Toriko: Collection One

| August 22, 2014

When I first heard about Toriko, I swore I’d have none of it. There was no way it could possibly work. I’d only be wasting my time. I mean, a fighting anime centered on food? That’s a bit of a stretch. Yet, here I am, a devout Toriko fan, and I’ll be damned if I’m […]

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Terror in the Aisles Presents: The Drive-In Massacre with Linnea Quigley

Terror in the Aisles Presents: The Drive-In Massacre with Linnea Quigley

| August 20, 2014

Hey, you Chicagoland horror fans! Join a whole host of us from FilmMonthly on August 29th & 30th, when Terror in the Aisles will be hosting The Drive-In Massacre at the McHenry Outdoor Theater. They’ll be screening Return of the Living Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Creepshow. What’s more, Return of the Living Dead‘s Linnea Quigley will be in […]

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The Sacrament

The Sacrament

| August 19, 2014

Ti West’s latest venture, The Sacrament tells the story of three young men; Sam (AJ Bowen), Jake (Joe Swanberg), and Patrick (Kentucker Audley), who travel to a secluded commune, in the hopes of documenting Patrick’s reunion with his estranged sister, Caroline (Amy Seimetz). However, as they discover by the end of their trip, everything is […]

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NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby

NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby

| August 19, 2014

It should be clear from the beginning that NBC’s Rosemary’s Baby isn’t an attempt to remake Roman Polanski’s seminal 1968 film, but rather, to bring both productions’ source material, Ira Levin’s novel of the same name, into the 21st century. Taking that into account, Rosemary’s Baby is complicated, as the temptation to compare the novel, […]

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The Auction

The Auction

| August 19, 2014

The Auction is yet another nice movie from Film Movement that shows the despair of a father who is trying to look out for his two daughters, even though he seems to have been long estranged from them. He and his wife have been divorced for decades and one daughter, on her rare visit to […]

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