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"To The Oneder"
2 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "Terrence Malick is a filmmaker who has provided me with some of the most stunning and transporting moments that I have ever experienced in a movie theater, both as a critic and as an ordinary audience member. “Badlands” (1973), loosely inspired by the 1958 killing spree of Charles Starkweather, remains one of the most powerful and unforgettable debuts from any director and his 1978 followup “Days of Heaven” found him taking a standard narrative of love, jealousy and betrayal and transforming it into a stunning, one-of-a-kind example of pure visual poetry. After taking a 20-year sabbatical from the world of film that helped to solidify his legend, he returned with his cinematic genius undiminished with a sprawling adaptation of James Jones’ World War II novel “The Thin Red Line” (1998) and “The New World” (2005), his myth-deflating take on the story of Pocahontas and her relationship with the newcomers who settled her lands and helped to destroy her people while making her in a historical symbol in the process before culminating with “The Tree of Life” (2011), an astonishing and deeply personal work in which he combined elements taken from his own life growing up in Texas in the 1950s, themes that had been exploring throughout his entire career (ranging from parent-child conflicts to man’s continued search for grace and deliverance in a world where such things seem to have passed us by) and moments of pure audacity (such as taking a break in the early going to literally travel back to the beginning of time to bear witness to the creation of the universe up to the period when dinosaurs roamed the land) into a work that is not only Malick’s masterpiece to date but one of the finest films to emerge in this new century." (more)
"Makoto Shinkai's big breakthrough in Japan should be a big deal everywhere."
5 stars
Jay Seaver says... "Last summer, some friends and I were talking about how certain great, much-beloved Japanese animators were retiring and leaving a void that the up-and-coming talents didn’t quite seem to be filling, at least as we saw it from America, lamenting the situation until it became clear that we didn’t know what we were talking about: Roughly a week later, stories started showing up about an animated movie that was a massive hit, breaking box office records in Japan, and it was weirdly gratifying as a fan to see that it was the latest from Makoto Shinkai, someone who has continually impressed since making the brilliant 20-minute short “Voices from a Distant Sky” solo on his laptop. "Your Name" will probably not achieve the same tremendous popularity abroad that it did in its native land - both its eccentricities and its broad appeal are rather specifically Japanese - but it’s still a fine film as well as a must-see for lovers of animation." (more)
"Not McDonagh's best, but still pretty darn good."
3 stars
Jay Seaver says... "John Michael McDonagh has made a couple of downright terrific films in "The Guard" and "Calvary", and "War on Everyone" simply being pretty decent is enough to get one speculating as to whether he was being propped up by Brendan Gleeson or felt lost when the setting moved from Ireland to America. That, I think, is unfair; he’s made a funny movie, even if people don’t necessarily expect this particular sort of sharp wit in an American buddy cop thing." (more)
"I Woke Up Screaming"
5 stars
Peter Sobczynski says... "One of the great things about genre filmmaking—especially of the horror variety—is that as long as they remember to work in the requisite amounts of blood or bullets or whatever to satisfy the most basic of requirements, an enterprising director can utilize the familiar narrative tropes to comment and critique on real-world matters, often in more trenchant and insightful ways than a lot of the more overtly serious-minded movies being made at the same time. For example, when Tobe Hooper signed on to make a sequel to his horror classic “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre,” he and screenwriter L.M. Kit Carson took the opportunity to make a film that had all the chainsawing that one could possibly hope for but that also took aim at such targets as the greed-is-good mentality of the Eighties and gun culture in ways far smarter and funnier than anyone might have rightly expected from a movie entitled “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 2.” Likewise, Joe Dante’s “Masters of Horror” episode “Homecoming” might have seemed like just another zombie-oriented tale on the surface but it displayed a righteous anger to the war in Iraq and the policymakers that led us smack dab into it that was sorely lacking in most of the straight-faced dramas on the subject. Alas, these days, few films are willing to mix things up in such a way for fear of potentially alienating scores of moviegoers but one that proudly goes against the grain in that respect is “Get Out,” a movie that works very well as a horror film but which works even better as a corrosive social satire that has more to say about many of the key issues regarding race and culture than practically all of the films currently vying for the Best Picture Oscar." (more)

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