Captain Phillips (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 11th, 2013 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Captain Phillips doesn’t present new ideas so much as it puts a mirror to the best and the worst of human nature, allowing the viewer to make of that glimpse what they will, the resultant life lessons striking in their universality.

Captain Phillips doesn’t present new ideas so much as it puts a mirror to the best and the worst of human nature, allowing the viewer to make of that glimpse what they will, the resultant life lessons striking in their universality.

Short Term 12 (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - September 6th, 2013 - Film Festivals Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Cretton understands his story and his characters in ways that are inspiring, never once belittling them or taking them for granted. The final moments of Short Term 12 are as refreshingly invigorating as any I could have dreamt of, and as such the filmmaker’s latest effort is cause for complete and total celebration.

Cretton understands his story and his characters in ways that are inspiring, never once belittling them or taking them for granted. The final moments of Short Term 12 are as refreshingly invigorating as any I could have dreamt of, and as such the filmmaker’s latest effort is cause for complete and total celebration.

Before Midnight (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 24th, 2013 - Film Festivals Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Before Midnight, like its predecessors, is a masterpiece, and I have a feeling I’ll be holding it near and dear to my heart for the rest of my life.

Before Midnight, like its predecessors, is a masterpiece, and I have a feeling I’ll be holding it near and dear to my heart for the rest of my life.

Frances Ha (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 23rd, 2013 - Film Festivals Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

It’s ebullient and joyous but still laced without the proper amount of pain and pathos, everything working in incandescent tandem with its various pieces in order to make the movie come alive to its own free-flowing beat. Make no mistake, Frances Ha is a stunning achievement, an exercise in pure cinema that’s as rare as it is spectacular.

It’s ebullient and joyous but still laced without the proper amount of pain and pathos, everything working in incandescent tandem with its various pieces in order to make the movie come alive to its own free-flowing beat. Make no mistake, Frances Ha is a stunning achievement, an exercise in pure cinema that’s as rare as it is spectacular.

In the House (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 19th, 2013 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

In the House is an incredible work of art that remembers the greatest stories start from the most blasé of scenarios, and that even when the ending to the tale borders on perfection the ultimate destination a masterpiece is headed for is for future generations to determine its value and worth for themselves.

In the House is an incredible work of art that remembers the greatest stories start from the most blasé of scenarios, and that even when the ending to the tale borders on perfection the ultimate destination a masterpiece is headed for is for future generations to determine its value and worth for themselves.

Side Effects (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 8th, 2013 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Side Effects is the first great movie of 2013.

Side Effects is the first great movie of 2013.

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 19th, 2012 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

By the time the attack commenced my pulse was racing to such a degree I was worried I might be having a heart attack. Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is a triumph. See it at once.

By the time the attack commenced my pulse was racing to such a degree I was worried I might be having a heart attack. Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is a triumph. See it at once.

Lincoln (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 9th, 2012 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

More than just an important piece of history, Lincoln is an enthralling sojourn into the mind of a leader driven to keep his nation intact and willing to do virtually anything to ensure those all residing within its borders achieve equality.

More than just an important piece of history, Lincoln is an enthralling sojourn into the mind of a leader driven to keep his nation intact and willing to do virtually anything to ensure those all residing within its borders achieve equality.

How to Survive a Plague (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 19th, 2012 - Film Festivals Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

How to Survive a Plague is sensational, and without a doubt France’s debut is one of the more profoundly inspiring motion pictures I’ve seen this year.

How to Survive a Plague is sensational, and without a doubt France’s debut is one of the more profoundly inspiring motion pictures I’ve seen this year.

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