Luke BuckmasterNov 15, 2013
Bad Grandpa, from Jackass alumni Jeff Termaine and Johnny Knoxville, isn't exactly high-art. But who cares?
Luke BuckmasterNov 5, 2013
Veteran Ridley Scott adapts an off-the-wall screenplay from esteemed novelist Cormac McCarthy, and the results are nothing if not audacious.
Luke BuckmasterOct 29, 20137 Comments
In some circles superhero movies have a bad name. Want to know why? Go see Thor: The Dark World.
Luke BuckmasterOct 29, 20135 Comments
Paul Greengrass' breathlessly intense drama Captain Phillips is being marketed as a Tom Hanks movie. What impact does that have on the film's quasi-documentary grasp of realism?
Luke BuckmasterOct 20, 20133 Comments
English writer/director Richard Curtis' new movie -- a sweet-toothed time travel rom-com starring Domhnall Gleeson and Rachel McAdams -- poses several interesting questions, and answers almost none of them.
Luke BuckmasterOct 19, 20131 Comment
Studio-produced Hollywood mystery-thrillers don't get a great deal better (or bleaker) than director Denis Villeneuve's enthralling film about a search for two abducted young girls.
Luke BuckmasterOct 9, 2013
Capturing the sensational long-running stoush between Formula 1 racers James Hunt and Niki Lauda, Ron Howard has directed one of his most entertaining movies in years.
Luke BuckmasterOct 4, 20133 Comments
Prepare to return your jaw to its upright position. Alfonso Cuarón's space-set drama -- starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock -- is a sight to behold.
Luke BuckmasterOct 3, 2013
Italian filmmaker Giuseppe Tornatore directs a perfectly cast Geoffrey Rush in this gloomy and deceptive film set in the industry of high-end art dealing.
Luke BuckmasterSep 26, 20131 Comment
In its own modest way, Sarah Polley's debut documentary feature about her family is a sophisticated and beguiling work.
Luke BuckmasterSep 20, 20132 Comments
Michel Gondry is celebrated for odd films and visual flair, but his work has never felt pretentious or inaccessible. Until now.
Luke BuckmasterSep 15, 20133 Comments
A late-period masterstroke from the ever prolific Woody Allen offers many things, including one of Cate Blanchett's finest performances.
Luke BuckmasterSep 11, 2013
Australia's nomination for best foreign language film for the 2014 Oscars is a quaint and beautifully balanced Laos-set drama.
Luke BuckmasterSep 3, 20132 Comments
Comedy and drama are regarded as easily distinguishable forms, but movies like White House Down prove defining them is not so simple.
Luke BuckmasterSep 1, 20133 Comments
Cheesy moments can quickly derail a dramatic movie. Director Joshua Michael Stern's Steve Jobs biopic is full of them.
Luke BuckmasterAug 28, 2013
Kick-Ass 2 may feature the most digitally connected heroes and villains in Hollywood history, but it's also an uncomfortably amoral experience.
Luke BuckmasterAug 18, 20131 Comment
A terrific movie about the American Dream, directed by Michael Bay. Hang on, what?