Day: September 25, 2015

The Green Inferno—The AllMovie Review

September 25, 2015

★ ★ After multiple delays due to financing, The Green Inferno, the latest effort from genre stalwart Eli Roth, is finally getting a theatrical release. A not-so-subtle homage to the infamous 1979 horror-exploitation phenomenon Cannibal Holocaust, the movie takes its name from the film-within-a-film in Ruggero Deodato’s cult classic. Inferno has its fair share of […]

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How Robert De Niro pranked Nat Wolff on the set of The Intern

September 25, 2015

Nat Wolff’s newest movie, The Intern, finds the young star acting alongside the likes of Anne Hathaway, Rene Russo, Anders Holm, Andrew Rannells, Adam DeVine, and Wolff’s hero, Robert De Niro. While Wolff only had one day on set with the Oscar-winning actor, the two shared a bonding moment that might have been at Wolff’s expense. For EW’s […]

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Film Review: ‘I Promise You Anarchy’

September 25, 2015

Courtesy IFF Panama A listless and drastically underdeveloped drama, “I Promise You Anarchy” scarcely begins to fulfill its title. Julio Hernandez Cordon’s (“Gasolina,” “Marimbas from Hell”) latest feature has an intriguing premise that brings together Mexico City skateboarders and a black-market trade in blood donation (necessitated by the constant violence of the nation’s drug cartels). […]

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Film Review: ‘My Big Night’

September 25, 2015

The hapless advance filming of a New Year’s special is complicated by a squashed extra, an assassination plot, blackmail, riots, raging libidos, ghastly ego trips and, of course, a few song-and-dance numbers in “My Big Night,” an enjoyably antic farce that’s built to spill over — and largely delivers on its party-hardy promise. Helmer Alex […]

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Film Review: ‘Endgame’

September 25, 2015

Based on the true story of a low-income Texas school district on the Mexican border whose chess club has helped students gain the opportunity for a brighter future, “Endgame” follows the underdog tale of a middle-schooler for whom the game provides a way to fit in. Touching on weighty themes like immigration and alienation in […]

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Casting Net: Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman in talks for The Favourite

September 25, 2015

Kate Winslet, Emma Stone, and Olivia Colman are in talks to star in The Favourite, a historical drama about Britain’s Queen Anne that’s being directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster). Colman would play the queen; Winslet would play her confidant Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough; and Stone would play Abigail Masham, the duchess’ upstart cousin. […]

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The Intern—The AllMovie Review

September 25, 2015

★ ★ ★ ½ Nancy Meyers isn’t known for making great cinema, but she is known for making crowd-pleasing pictures that hit the sweet spot with her target audience (you know who you are), if not with critics. The previous five films she directed (It’s Complicated, The Holiday, Something’s Gotta Give, What Women Want, and […]

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Mississippi Grind—The AllMovie Review

September 25, 2015

★ ★ ★ ½ Divorced and dejected, the terminally unlucky Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) drifts through life in Iowa as a part-time real-estate agent and full-time gambler. In debt to just about every shark in town, Gerry can only view his desperate situation through the lens of his addiction: He just needs one big score and […]

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7 most withering reviews of Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall

September 25, 2015

Director Roland Emmerich is best known for apocalyptic action movies like Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and 2012, but his new drama Stonewall is shaping up to be a calamity of a different type. After catching criticism for “whitewashing” a crucial moment in LGBT history, the fact-based drama about the 1969 Stonewall riots in […]

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