Category: 2.5/4


The East [2013] ★★½

If you enjoy low-key movies, you’ll probably enjoy “The East”, the latest movie from writer Brit Marling and director Zal Batmanglij. Marling also plays the main character, Sarah Moss, an ex-F.B.I. operative who finds herself recruited by Patricia Clarkson to join her top-secret private intelligence firm. Her mission? Go undercover to […]

Don Jon [2013] ★★½

Part of me doesn’t even want to tell you that “Don Jon” is a movie about a porn addict. Chances are you’ll stop reading. That would be a mistake, because “Don Jon” is not infected with the usual comedy formula. It’s far from perfect, but it’s funny, honest and […]

This Is The End [2013] ★★½

Hate on Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s bizarre comedy all you want. But these dudes know exactly what they’re doing. Yes “This is the End” is built on a one joke premise, but it’s one heck of a joke. Take James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Michael […]

Jobs [2013] ★★½

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs? Really? That was my first reaction when I first heard about “Jobs”, the latest biopic from director Joshua Michael Stern. But against all odds, Kutcher nails it. And his performance is the best, and possibly the main reason to see this uneven biopic. […]

We’re The Millers [2013] ★★½

Two summers ago Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston hit a peak with “Horrible Bosses“. “We’re The Millers”, co-starring Emma Roberts and Will Poulter isn’t in the same league, but it delivers exactly what it promises, and after a series of disappointing comedies this year (remember the lousy “Hangover […]

The Wolverine [2013] ★★½

Anyone looking for unforgettable thrills in “The Wolverine” is out of luck. The movie isn’t innovative, it isn’t deep, and the characters aren’t particularly well developed (Blame it on Christopher Nolan and Joss Whedon who truly raised the bar for D.C/Marvel at the movies). But I still had […]

The Company You Keep [2013] ★★½

Dramas like “The Company you Keep” usually hold few surprises. But it’s always a pleasure to see Robert Redford back on screen. He also directs the likes of Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon, Terrence Howard, Nick Nolte, Stanley Tucci, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Cooper and Richard Jenkins (what a cast!). The […]

The Heat [2013] ★★½

Think of “The Heat” as the female version of “The Other Guys”. Kick it up a notch by casting Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy (hilarious in “Bridesmaids”), spice with action and snappy jokes then sit back and laugh your ass off. I did and I’m not afraid to admit […]