BY Shannon Iggy in Movies on Dec 12, 2013 |
David O. Russell, director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, delivers another smash with his new film, American Hustle. The film takes place in the 1970s, following an eager FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) who is reluctantly aided by two con artists (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) on a quest to expose corruption in Camden mayor Carmine Polito’s (Jeremy Renner) inner circle.
Performed by an all-star cast, American Hustle is a cunning tale of ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on Nov 14, 2013 |
Have you ever wondered what life would be like if women ruled the world? If the women of the CLAW are any indication, it will be a compassionate, fair, dramatic, funny and gorgeous spectacle with plenty of Jack Daniels and ass shaking to go around.
Brian Wimer and Billy Hunt directed the documentary that bills itself as a “Feature length documentary on the Collective of Lady Arm Wrestlers, or CLAW. 50% theater, 50% Sport, 50% Fundraiser. 150% ... Read More
BY Molly Simms in Movies on Oct 24, 2012 |
A family unit is like a fragile ecosystem—the introduction of a foreign species can have dangerous ripple effects. In Ry Russo-Young’s Nobody Walks (co-written by Girls’ Lena Dunham), sexy gamine Martine (Olivia Thirlby) stays for a brief spell in the pool house of an L.A. clan, and changes everyone, for better and for worse. The film takes place over the course of a few hot, summery weeks during which Martine enlists sound engineer Peter ... Read More
BY BUST Magazine in Movies on Oct 23, 2012 |
Remember when Bridesmaids came out and the world braced itself for an onslaught of outrageous, gross-out female comedies? Well, That’s What She Said, a raunchy new film fresh from Sundance, will inevitably be counted by those taking measure of the Bridesmaids revolution. Directed by Carrie Preston—best known for her role as waitress Arlene Fowler on HBO’s True Blood—the movie is about a fraying friendship soldiering on through life’s ... Read More
BY Phoebe Magee in Movies on Oct 11, 2012 |
Do you love American Beauty, but wish it had a lighter touch and a happier ending — and starred Hugh "Dr. House" Laurie?
Okay, me neither really. Just checking. But in case you do fit this particular niche, The Oranges is the suburban dysfunction film for you.Like a certain rose-petal-covered movie we know, The Oranges is a meditation on American life and American happiness directed by a British dude. It also uses voice-over to explain its ... Read More
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