Rachel McAdams

True Detective Episode 2.4 Recap

We live in a chaotic world in which bad things happen for absolutely no coherent reason. The fourth hour of True Detective season two, “Down Will Come,” is remarkable in illustrating this concept.

Aloha Review

Cameron Crowe's ensemble rom com Aloha has all the ingredients that should make audiences love it, but the script feels sloppy, with a beginning that's too messy and an ending that's too clean.

A Most Wanted Man Review

Philip Seymour Hoffman leaves behind one final exceptional leading performance in Anton Corbijn’s smart, stylish, and thrilling John le Carré adaptation, A Most Wanted Man.

About Time Review

A sweet natured and well done look at love and family that would drive a cynic insane, About Time from writer and director Richard Curtis (Notting Hill, Love Actually) works far better than one might expect.

Passion Review

Watching Passion, the latest film from noted auteur and generally inconsistent filmmaker Brian De Palma, feels a lot like getting caught watching low-grade 1980s softcore Cinemax porn by a fatherly figure that lets loose a giant fart when he walks into the room. It’s embarrassing and morbidly funny to see happen, but that doesn’t make it a pleasant experience.

Blu-Ray Round-Up: 8/5/13

This week at the video store we check out new Blu-Rays for recent releases Trance, To the Wonder, Oblivion, and Olympus Has Fallen, and two new Criterion releases for The Devil's Backbone and Lord of the Flies.

To the Wonder Review

It's as hard to clearly decipher as any other Terrence Malick film since Badlands, but when dealing with a subject as irrational as love like he does in To the Wonder it's fitting and beautiful in equal amounts.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 8

Following a much earned day off from posting that saw us watching even more movies and preparing more interviews, we return with part 8 of our TIFF 2012 coverage with looks at The Lords of Salem, Zaytoun, Reality, Passion, Byzantium, The Act of Killing, The Suicide Shop, and Hellbenders.

TIFF 2012 Reviews: Part 6

As TIFF 2012 finishes up its first weekend, our ongoing coverage looks at The Master, To the Wonder, High Park on Hudson, End of Watch, Aftershock, Sightseers, The Crimes of Mike Recket, No One Lives, and Midnight's Children.

This Week in DVD: 5/8/12

This week's DVD column is all over the map as Andrew Parker takes on Underworld: Awakening, the horror remake Mother's Day, and the romantic drama The Vow, while Phil Brown takes a look at the almost unclassifiable Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie.