Josh Brolin

Hail, Caesar! Blu-ray Review

The Coen bros may not be at the top of their game for Hail, Caesar!, but even a minor work from these major filmmakers is worth a second (or third) look.

Sicario Review

Sicario is an impeccably paced and executed action thriller from Denis Villeneuve, a director who is quickly proving himself to be a national treasure.

TFCA Announces 2014 Award Winners

Led by Best Picture, Director, and Supporting Actress winner Boyhood, the Toronto Film Critics Association has announced their award winners for the best of film in 2014.

Labor Day Review

A major misstep for the usually reliable Jason Reitman, the flat out bizarre romantic drama Labor Day can never settle on a tone or feel remotely believable for a single second. It wastes a perfectly capable cast by giving them roles that could never been seen as functional human beings, and it’s so latently sexist and just all around uneasy that it fails at whatever it’s trying to attempt.

TIFF 2013: Labor Day Review

Labor Day Special Presentation Director: Jason Reitman Since 2005’s Thank You for Smoking, Reitman has produced quirky, critical character studies, each slices of odd, complicated inhabitants in their near-highs and terrible lows. (And usually JK Simmons waves hello). In Labor Day, Reitman travels far outside of his comfort zone for a tense drama about the […]

Gangster Squad Review

It's not much more than pulpy, violent gangster entertainment, but Gangster Squad is a blending of old timey conventions with modern filmmaking techniques that makes for major studio B-movie goodness that should be praised rather than condemned.

Interview: Giovanni Ribisi

Dork Shelf sits down with Gangster Squad actor Giovanni Ribisi to talk about growing up in Los Angeles and starring in a period piece from before his time, transitioning to older roles after starting young, the controversy surrounding the film's shifted release date, and why he loved being immersed in the world of the 1940s.

Men in Black III Review

Men in Black III is better than Men in Black II in so much as being tooth gratingly annoying and thoroughly incomprehensible is better than outright incompetence.