LIFE OF PI

“The problem is that the lyrical visuals are constantly undone by the screenplay’s dull literal-mindedness. And if, by any chance, you happen to have missed this story’s honkingly obvious metaphors, don’t worry because these guys explain everything you’re seeing in laborious detail. You’ll wish you could watch it with the sound turned off.” – The Improper Bostonian, 11/28/2012

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RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

“It’s weird, specific vision feels like a welcome reprieve from cookie-cutter, merchandise-driven kiddie flicks. Way less farty poo-poo than other Dreamworks animated features, Rise of the Guardians has a square-jawed elegance that occasionally hits a note of grandeur when it’s not just being silly.” – Philadelphia Weekly, 11/21/2012

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THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2

“It might be just a case of Stockholm Syndrome, but this final installment of Stephenie Meyer’s crazy stupid love story left your humble reviewer doubled over in peals of laughter. Of course this series is garbage, but by now it has calcified into winking, self-aware camp that eventually explodes into a craptacular of the highest order.” – Philadelphia Weekly, 11/21/2012 

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WAKE IN FRIGHT

“A far cry from the pieties of something like Flight, Wake In Fright hammers home the miserable wastefulness of alcoholism, the sad squandering of days and dreams on childishly destructive antics in noisy bars. The movie gets under your skin.” – Philadelphia Weekly, 11/14/2012

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LINCOLN

First and foremost, it’s nimble-footed, crowd-pleasing entertainment. Tasked with dramatizing some of the most significant moments of the 19th century, Spielberg shoots the picture as a bustling ensemble comedy. There’s little pageantry here, just a lot of deeply flawed, quicksilver wits trying to muddle their way through the course of American history.” – The Improper Bostonian, 11/14/2012

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