Ben Foster

Inferno Review

The bland Inferno is a waste of time that goes to extreme lengths to keep its secrets hidden.

Geek Hard Podcast: Episode 314

We discuss CW's Vixen recasting. We review Warcraft and talk with Paranormal Solutions Inc. creators/stars David Milchard & Nicholas Carella and we also speak with Carl-Edwin Michel co-founder of pro-gaming Northern Arena.

The Program Review

The Program is the first attempt to fictionalize the events surrounding Lance Armstrong's downfall, but will it be the definitive one?

The Finest Hours Review

One of the greatest rescues in the U.S. Coast Guard's history is given the Disney treatment for The Finest Hours, read our review to find out if the Chris Pine-led vehicle sinks or swims.

Lone Survivor Review

As far as wartime sagas go, Peter Berg’s Lone Survivor is certainly a technical marvel and it’s nothing if not genuine at heart, but as a film it’s far too underdeveloped and misguided to really have any impact.

Kill Your Darlings Review

Despite sometimes gimmicky style and an underlying tendency to dumb itself down in hopes of courting younger viewers, Kill Your Darlings succeeds by daring to actually humanize some of literature's most previously thought untouchable icons.

TIFF 2013: Kill Your Darlings Review

Kill Your Darlings Gala Director: John Krokidas Kill Your Darlings is the latest in a recent line of films about the poetic and enigmatic beat generation. Films like like Howl and On the Road portrayed their subjects (Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg et all) like gods, Krokidas’ film focuses on one of the generation’s lowest moments, making […]

360 Review

Unremittingly bleak and down tempo, Fernando Meirelles 360 is the highbrow depressive equivalent of a modern day Garry Marshall film.

Rampart Review

Despite being the mind behind the brilliant L.A. Confidential, writer James Ellroy's work rarely transitions well to the big screen. Much like graphic novelist Frank Miller, Ellroy needs a director who can temper his sometimes unnecessarily over the top and formulaic material into a watchable package. With Ellroy’s latest outing Rampart, director Oren Moverman show’s that he’s simply not up to the challenge leading to film that feels wholly indistinguishable from the author’s past big screen outings about dirty Los Angeles cops.

Contraband Review

While there’s much to praise and little to deride about Contraband, there are only so many ways to say that the movie holds very few surprises and everything happens in exactly the way one expects it would happen. This smuggling thriller does pretty much everything right, not a heck of a lot wrong, and viewers will be engaged enough to keep from checking their watches every few minutes. It’s a very competently made piece of Hollywood machinery, but it’s also the kind of a movie one would watch with a laptop open or while doing chores because of how little an impression it leaves.