'Young Ones' (2014) Movie Review Young Ones is a well executed drama held up by
a quartet of very strong performances, including Michael
Shannon and Nicholas Hoult, though its story is a bit
'Wolves' (2014) Movie Review
The werewolf movie, starring Lucas Till and Jason Mamoa,
is dull, uninventive, and bluntly stupid, making it one
of the worst films I have seen this year.
'Fury' (2014) Movie Review Fury is wildly intense and loaded with
fantastic performances, but it will leave you scratching
your head thematically if you choose to look too deep
into its meaning.
'The Judge' (2014) Movie Review The Judge is a rather sloppy and formulaic
melodrama made tolerable thanks to performances from
Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall.
'Whiplash' (2014) Movie Review Whiplash
boasts two stand-out performances from Miles Teller and
J.K. Simmons in a movie that is sure to make your heart
'Autómata' (2014) Movie Review
The sci-fi thriller, starring Antonio Banderas, treads
on such familiar territory, both thematically and in its
story, that not even great practical effects can save
'Kill the Messenger' (2014) Movie
I admire Kill the Messenger greatly for its
old school approach to storytelling, setting out to tell
the story of Gary Webb and his important mid-'90s
investigative reporting, but it's also a film that ends
up hitting just wide of its mark.
'St. Vincent' (2014) Movie Review
It would be easy to call St. Vincent overly
sentimental and perhaps it is, but it's more than that,
serving as an acting showcase for Bill Murray that
really comes together in the end.