Tarantino could have taken more risks in “Django Unchained”

The last scene in "Django Unchained" (no spoilers, I promise) felt tone-deaf to me; it threw away any semblance of a point the movie had been trying to make. I wondered if Quentin Tarantino had begun parodying his own movies.
If you've seen it, you know what I mean.
 


‘The Way’ depicts an inspiring journey

"Religion has nothing to do with this, nothing at all." A film about a 1,000-year-old pilgrimage rooted in Catholic tradition, "The Way" leaves proselytizing at the doorstep. It ventures out on the Camino de Santiago–the Way of Saint James–following Martin Sheen as Tom Avery, a 60-something Californian who travels to Spain to recover the body of his deceased son Daniel, played by real-life son and the film's director, Emilio Estevez.


Hungry for premiere, concessions

Photos from the premiere of "The Hunger Games" at Aksarben Cinema.


“The Salesman” delivers amid controversy

Rob Carraher CONTRIBUTOR The controversy surrounding Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” lead to him not coming to the United States to accept his Academy Award for Best...

Martin Scorses’s Silence explores historical faith

Jeff Turner A&E EDITOR “Silence” is a film legendary director Martin Scorsese has been trying to get made since he read the book in 1989. In...

Hotel Transylvania: A little slice of alternative heaven

In "Hotel Transylvania" the monsters are endearing and the humor is light hearted.  Dracula, voiced by Adam Sandler, does not trust humans.  He builds a hotel as a haven for monsters to escape the human world and for them to be themselves in all their hairy, scary ways, void of human judgment and ridicule.


“Rogue One” fails to reach full potential

Jeff Turner SENIOR STAFF WRITER Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers about the movie. The purchase of the Star Wars franchise by Disney has been a massive...

‘Another Year,’ another disappointment

"Another Year," directed by Mike Lee, began playing late January and can be seen at Film Streams until Feb. 10. The movie takes place in the UK and focuses on a happily married couple in their 60's. Although Tom and Gerri (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) seem to be very much in love, their friends and family have deep issues with getting older.