Category Archives: 2012

June 08

Movie Review: The Fault in our Stars (2014)

It’s very easy to point at a movie like The Fault in our Stars and accuse it of being a manipulative affair with no desire other than to see how many times its largely female audience will burst into tears. And to be completely frank, some of that is certainly true, but it’d be unfair to dismiss […]

January 16

Movie Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” is quite an unconventional movie. It’s a modern-day American fantasy helmed by first-time director Benh Zeitlin, and it takes place in a Louisiana bayou about to be fully submerged under water due to melting ice caps. It’s all a little absurd, but “Beasts of the Southern Wild” is a unique […]

January 12

Movie Review: Amour (2012)

The word masterpiece gets thrown around too often nowadays. If someone is really enamored with, let’s say, “The Hunger Games”, he or she may consider it a “masterpiece”, which we define as a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship. “Amour”, however, is a true masterpiece. It’s excruciatingly painful to watch, but it’s a film […]

January 10

Movie Review: This is 40 (2012)

Judd Apatow is back in the director’s chair with “This is 40”, a quasi sequel to “Knocked Up”. His last directorial effort (Funny People) wasn’t very well received, but he’s still one of the biggest names in R-rated comedies. “This is 40” is an effective comedy that delivers a lot of laughs, even if it […]

January 07

Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

I didn’t love Kathryn Bigelow’s “The Hurt Locker” as much as a lot of other critics did. I found it to be a little slow and self-important, so I dampened my expectations for “Zero Dark Thirty”. Fortunately, it’s a vastly superior film to “The Hurt Locker”, and it’s easy to see why it’s a strong […]

January 04

Movie Review: Les Misérables (2012)

This reviewer isn’t a very big fan of musicals, so there was a certain degree of skepticism before watching “Les Misérables”. After all, it’s a three-hour movie where all the dialogue is sung. Luckily, there are a lot of things to like about “Les Mis”, but its excessive length ultimately bogs down the film. Based […]

January 02

Movie Review: Lincoln (2012)

Ever since it was announced that Daniel Day-Lewis would be portraying Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s long delayed project, people got excited. Lewis is arguably one of the finest actors of our generation, and Spielberg one our top directors. The results of this collaboration are unsurprisingly brilliant, and this movie has the word Oscars pasted all […]