Critical pro and Khan

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Peter Weller, Zoe Saldana, Alice Eve; Directed by J.J. Abrams

Huck in the muck

Excerpt from “The Adventures of a Hucklecheery Filmgoer”:

You don’t know about me without you have seen a movie by the name of Mud; but that ain’t no matter. That movie was made by Mr. Jeff Nichols, and he told a good tale, mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth. That is something. I never seen any filmmaker but stumble one time or another, without it was a guy named Mud, and the kid, and maybe Neckbone. Mud — the feller what who this yarn’s about is played by Matthew McConaughey, he is — and the kid, he’s Ellis, and his pal’s named’a Neckbone is all told about in this movie, which is mostly a true movie, with some stretchers, as I said before.

Oblivious critical droning


Instructions: Launch a critical drone at target and report back findings and observations regarding threats to American filmic interests.

Target: The movie Oblivion, reportedly harboring actors Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Melissa Leo, and Morgan Freeman; under the direction of Joseph Kosinski.
Location: Any theater showing target movie.

A FRACtured take on film

Room 237

A documentary about the various — and entertainingly outrageous — interpretations of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining; directed by Rodney Ascher

Here are some theories about the film Room 237, which presents a number of theories about what Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining was really all about:

Filling in the blank spaces: Why I admired Roger Ebert

A blank page.

That’s both a writer’s bread-and-butter and stumbling block.

When faced with a blank page, some recoil at the prospect of having to create an award-winningly unique product. Others see an opportunity to express themselves, even if it may be mundane.

A review divided against itself…


Starring Daniel Day Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, James Spader, Joseph Gordon Levitt; directed by Steven Spielberg

(With apologies to President Lincoln for changing the eloquent words expressed in his Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address.)

2016 Reviews: Critic Man’s Cinema

2016: Obama’s America

A documentary about President Obama by Dinesh D’Souza (the author of a number of books critical of the President, including The Roots of Obama’s Rage and Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream)

Politi-Flix: Camp(aigning) against campaigns

The Colorado Statesman received the following press release from the campaign of the film The Campaign:

Attacks on The Campaign are no joke

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