Monday, January 23, 2012


The Debt is a mostly solid thriller with yet another excellent performance from Jessica Chastain.

Another Earth was thought provoking and heady and has an ending that some people will likely find frustrating.

Exporting Raymond is a funny little documentary about how what’s funny in America isn’t necessarily fit for translation in Russia.

Take Falling Down and mix it with Kick-Ass and you’ve got Super, a bracingly violent vigilante superhero movie with two incredibly maniacal performances from Rainn Wilson and Ellen Page.

Trollhunter makes great use of a nifty premise and throws in some clever, on-a-shoe-string special effects; look out for a remake.

The Help was enjoyable and heartwarming if a bit long in the tooth and on the nose; great acting all around.

Point Blank is as ruthless and precision-tooled as an action-thriller can get; 85 minutes of pure forward momentum, plot twists and reversals, and bloody stand-offs.

The natural light cinematography in Jane Eyre is exquisite and a joy to behold, as are the performances from Michael Fassbender and Mia Wasikowska; a moody, gothic version of the classic story.

Forks Over Knives is literally the most important documentary that you’ll ever see, a film that truly has the power to change the way you live your life.

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