THE MONUMENTS MEN

The Monuments Men

“Despite running more than two hours, the film feels like it’s missing at least 40 minutes, with years passed over by Clooney’s stopgap afterthought of a narration. The only real connective tissue is Alexandre Desplat’s rousing retro score, which like all great World War II movie music contains a fair amount of whistling.” – The Improper Bostonian, 02/19/2014

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THE REEL WINNERS

Ron Burgundy” anchors new 2014 Dodge Durango advertising campaign in unique partnership with Dodge brand and Paramount Pictures upcoming film “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”  (The Dodge Brand/Paramount Pictures)

“Not to say that Will Ferrell and company were ubiquitous this past December, but when Emerson College announced it was renaming one of its schools the Ron Burgundy School of Communication, the entire cast followed me into the bathroom of a Tremont Street bar and tried to sell me a Dodge Durango.” – The Improper Bostonian, 02/19/2014

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LABOR DAY

Labor Day

“A spectacularly awful film. Breathtaking to behold as it barrels from one terrible artistic decision to another, Labor Day is so histrionically abysmal that it makes you realize how lazy and complacent most other movies are in their banal mediocrity. The atrociousness is thrilling. As I left the theater, I felt alive again.” – The Improper Bostonian, 02/05/2014

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SUNDANCE 2014: PART THREE

The Raid Two Four

“Sampling A Better Tomorrow, Infernal Affairs and just about every other chop-socky gun-fu opus from the past twenty years, director Gareth Evans works like a DJ mixing mayhem instead of beats. The go-for-broke, more-is-more aesthetic is dizzying, and the film’s suspense comes not from the creaky storyline, but from wondering how it’s going to top itself next.” – EntertainmentTell, 02/05/2014

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SUNDANCE 2014: PART TWO

Life istelf 4

“A rollicking, often hysterically funny portrait of the film critic, Life Itself is a movie about passion, ego and alcoholism. In one of the great love stories of our time, Siskel and Ebert could barely stand one another until their unique, adversarial and never-duplicated chemistry eventually swung around to something like affection.” – EntertainmentTell, 02/04/2014

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SUNDANCE 2014: PART ONE

Listen Up Philip 2

“Writer-director Perry’s arch, literate dialogue is peppered with gorgeous arias of insult, and certain exchanges made me laugh so hard I made a spectacle of myself. But Listen Up Philip finds melancholy in misanthropy, and by the time the epilogue unspooled, the funniest movie I saw at the festival had also become one of the saddest. This is a major work.” – EntertainmentTell, 02/03/2014

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