BY Intern Ariana in Movies on Sep 21, 2012 |
About Cherry is a lot of things. Part porno, part love story, and part coming of age story, it leaves the viewer caught in its jumble of tones. About Cherry tries to cover too much territory in just an hour and forty minutes, leaving dangling story lines and underdeveloped characters.
Cherry is the porn pseudonym of high school dropout Angelina (Ashley Hinshaw). At home, Angelina deals with an alcoholic mother and a boyfriend who walks around the apartment ... Read More
BY Erika W. Smith in Movies on Sep 10, 2012 |
You're familiar with the stereotype of the crazy middle-aged lady with fourteen cats or the hoarder who keeps more pets than she can count. Academy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo plays just such a woman, sans stereotypes, in the new movie Francine, opening September 12.
Award-winning documentary filmmakers Brian Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky (The Patron Saints, Fish Kill Flea) make their fiction debut with Francine. After serving time in prison, Francine ... Read More
BY Intern Ariana in Movies on Aug 03, 2012 |
With all of the political and economic issues going on in America, it’s hard to remember that there are much bigger things going on out there. There are countries trapped in violent civil wars, drugs trafficking and people are dying every day.
This is where We Women Warriors comes into play. It opens our eyes (and hearts) to the truly dangerous issues going on in Colombia. There’s a civil conflict between three groups, the actual Colombian ... Read More
BY Molly Simms in Movies on Jul 10, 2012 |
It’s not exactly the popcorn action flick you think of when you hear the phrase “summer movie,” but Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom may be one of the most evocative portrayals of that season that I’ve seen. It takes place in summer 1965 on a craggy New England island, and you can practically smell the salty sea air through the screen. The film centers on two unlikely lovebirds: preteens Sam Shakusky (an orphan and a dedicated ... Read More
BY Eliza C. Thompson in Movies on Nov 28, 2011 |
For the past several years, Michelle Williams has been pretty much incapable of doing wrong. After acclaimed performances in movies like Brokeback Mountain and Blue Valentine (not to mention a couple of Oscar and Golden Globe nods), she's earned a reputation as one of Hollywood’s go-to “serious actresses.” Williams does seem like a decent choice to play an inimitable icon like Marilyn Monroe, but unfortunately her acting chops can’t save ... Read More