Populaire (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 20th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

I was smiling broadly as I exited the theater, and while I can’t type nearly as fast as Rose, the giddy gusto I attacked my keyboard with in order to write up this review afterwards was still pretty furious. Better, I didn’t break a single nail while doing it. C’est magnifique!

I was smiling broadly as I exited the theater, and while I can’t type nearly as fast as Rose, the giddy gusto I attacked my keyboard with in order to write up this review afterwards was still pretty furious. Better, I didn’t break a single nail while doing it. C’est magnifique!

Prisoners (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 20th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

Villeneuve has managed to construct a puzzle box thriller that remembers the human element is more essential than a few slights of hand and a handful of cheap thrills. It builds its emotions from a core, lived-in reality that’s pulsing with nerve-wracking effervescence, making Prisoners (2013) an impactful tour de force sure to be remembered fondly for many years to come.

Villeneuve has managed to construct a puzzle box thriller that remembers the human element is more essential than a few slights of hand and a handful of cheap thrills. It builds its emotions from a core, lived-in reality that’s pulsing with nerve-wracking effervescence, making Prisoners (2013) an impactful tour de force sure to be remembered fondly for many years to come.

Rush (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 20th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

Howard and Morgan have made a movie whose engine roars to life with astonishing ferocity, Rush a full-bore entertainment of living life on the edge and the adrenaline high that comes from doing it that deserves to be one of 2013’s biggest hits.

Howard and Morgan have made a movie whose engine roars to life with astonishing ferocity, Rush a full-bore entertainment of living life on the edge and the adrenaline high that comes from doing it that deserves to be one of 2013’s biggest hits.

Salinger (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 20th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

Salinger simply does not work, and as the subject of this mess appreciated brevity I’m going to leave things there and call it a night.

Salinger simply does not work, and as the subject of this mess appreciated brevity I’m going to leave things there and call it a night.

A Single Shot (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 20th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

A Single Shot doesn’t raise the bar, doesn’t change the game, but it does hit the mark, the film speaking with a pensive and knowing precision well worth commending.

A Single Shot doesn’t raise the bar, doesn’t change the game, but it does hit the mark, the film speaking with a pensive and knowing precision well worth commending.

“The Bling Ring” – Interview with Katie Chang

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 17th, 2013 - Film Festivals Interviews

“Whenever I watch it I find something different. I hope they do, too.”
– Katie Chang

“Whenever I watch it I find something different. I hope they do, too.”
– Katie Chang

And While We Were Here (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 13th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

And While We Were Here comes across like a well-intentioned missed opportunity, and while writer/director Coiro has earned a place on my radar she’s going to have to craft something better than this next time out if she’s going to stay there.

And While We Were Here comes across like a well-intentioned missed opportunity, and while writer/director Coiro has earned a place on my radar she’s going to have to craft something better than this next time out if she’s going to stay there.

The Family (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 13th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

Even though it fires a couple of blanks, The Family hits its targets far more often than it misses them, the overwhelming firepower that De Niro, Pfeiffer, Jones and Besson bring to the table undeniably impressive.

Even though it fires a couple of blanks, The Family hits its targets far more often than it misses them, the overwhelming firepower that De Niro, Pfeiffer, Jones and Besson bring to the table undeniably impressive.

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 13th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

Insidious Story Continues Down a Familiar Path Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) has saved his son. Journeying into the realm between life and death, he has reunited eldest Dalton (Ty Simpkins) with his soul, saving him from a demonic presence that wanted to use the child as a vessel to return to the land of the […]

Insidious Story Continues Down a Familiar Path Josh Lambert (Patrick Wilson) has saved his son. Journeying into the realm between life and death, he has reunited eldest Dalton (Ty Simpkins) with his soul, saving him from a demonic presence that wanted to use the child as a vessel to return to the land of the […]

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