Moving Pictures

“Before Midnight”: Romantic, dramatic people with time on their hands

June 14th, 2013 |

After another nine years, filmmaker Richard Linklater drops in again on a beautiful couple as they work out their romantic drama — this time in sun-swept, romantic Greece.

“Now You See Me” short on movie magic

June 2nd, 2013 |

While the cast of actors is astounding, director Louis Leterrier isn’t on the same level, dragging down the film with dull special effects.

“Love Is All You Need”: Simple premise, unpredictable execution

May 30th, 2013 |

Pierce Brosnan does remarkably well alongside Trine Dyrholm, in this tale of unexpected love that doesn’t hesitate to get honest.

“At Any Price” takes director from urban immigrants to Midwestern farmers

May 24th, 2013 |

Bahrani’s brilliant successes with little-known casts don’t translate to a bigger film with Hollywood veterans.

“Star Trek Into Darkness” a satisfying action-adventure

May 17th, 2013 |

While Mark’s never been a Trekkie, this installment of the rebooted franchise leaves him looking forward to more.

“The Great Gatsby”: The Luhrmann Razzle-Dazzle

May 14th, 2013 |

Baz Luhrmann’s “Gatsby” delivers big stars and cinematic flash, but misses F. Scott Fitzgerald’s elegance and depth of feeling.

McConaughey doesn’t get his hands dirty with “Mud”

April 26th, 2013 |

Jeff Nichols’ script is an excellent star vehicle, but McConaughey is still too glamorous to sell the role.

Robert Redford’s “Company” dares too little

April 19th, 2013 |

“The Company You Keep” could be a gripping film about the fine line between activism and terrorism, but Redford wastes his star-studded cast on melodrama.

Moving Pictures: The 2013 Oscars

February 22nd, 2013 |

Mark Metcalf breaks down this year’s not-so-surprising Best Director snubs and pitches for his favorite Best Picture nominees.

Moving Pictures: Oscar-Nominated Animated Shorts

February 8th, 2013 |

The Oriental Theater screens all five of the animated short films in contention this year, as well as the live-action shorts.