Hercules (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 25th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

As a movie, as a self-contained story, as a narrative worth getting excited about and a spectacle that manages to make the blood race with electrifying magnetism, Hercules fails at virtually every turn. It’s plodding. It’s dramatically tedious. It’s unforgivably cliché.

As a movie, as a self-contained story, as a narrative worth getting excited about and a spectacle that manages to make the blood race with electrifying magnetism, Hercules fails at virtually every turn. It’s plodding. It’s dramatically tedious. It’s unforgivably cliché.

Lucy (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 25th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Lucy takes familiar genre tropes found in science fiction, Asian action flicks and superhero origin stories and slyly turns them on their head, crafting a freewheeling satire that’s as inspired as it is loony.

Lucy takes familiar genre tropes found in science fiction, Asian action flicks and superhero origin stories and slyly turns them on their head, crafting a freewheeling satire that’s as inspired as it is loony.

“I Origins” – Interview with Mike Cahill

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2014 - Film Festivals Interviews

“What I really hope is that, afterwards, when it’s over, people will look deeper into the eyes of their loved ones, they’ll look closer than ever before, memorizing every little detail. That’s what I hope they do.”
– Mike Cahill

“What I really hope is that, afterwards, when it’s over, people will look deeper into the eyes of their loved ones, they’ll look closer than ever before, memorizing every little detail. That’s what I hope they do.”
– Mike Cahill

I Origins (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2014 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

I Origins is a beautiful treatise on self, human understanding, religion, science and most of all faith. It moves, shifts and evolves in naturalistic fastidiousness, everything building to a magnificent conclusion.

I Origins is a beautiful treatise on self, human understanding, religion, science and most of all faith. It moves, shifts and evolves in naturalistic fastidiousness, everything building to a magnificent conclusion.

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

The Purge: Anarchy is an unapologetically violent exercise in sensationalistic mayhem, that fact is not up for debate, and for my part I’m fine with this, part of me even a tiny bit curious exactly where DeMonaco and company might be interested in taking things next.

The Purge: Anarchy is an unapologetically violent exercise in sensationalistic mayhem, that fact is not up for debate, and for my part I’m fine with this, part of me even a tiny bit curious exactly where DeMonaco and company might be interested in taking things next.

Sex Tape (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Like I said, Sex Tape is a funny movie, and at the end of the day ultimately that’s the only positive that matters.

Like I said, Sex Tape is a funny movie, and at the end of the day ultimately that’s the only positive that matters.

Under the Electric Sky (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Under the Electric Sky attempts to tell a collection of stories looking at the lives of a handful of the concert goers and what it is that compels them to attend, some making treks from the other side of the globe in order to be a part of the festivities.

Under the Electric Sky attempts to tell a collection of stories looking at the lives of a handful of the concert goers and what it is that compels them to attend, some making treks from the other side of the globe in order to be a part of the festivities.

Wish I Was Here (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Wish I Was Here offers up many of the same positives and minuses as its predecessor. Showing a knack for human insight, having an idiosyncratic, almost whimsical eye for creative detail, the filmmaker still can’t resist slipping into sitcom pabulum from time to time.

Wish I Was Here offers up many of the same positives and minuses as its predecessor. Showing a knack for human insight, having an idiosyncratic, almost whimsical eye for creative detail, the filmmaker still can’t resist slipping into sitcom pabulum from time to time.

Witching & Bitching (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2014 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Witching & Bitching is a comedic, gore-drenched, blatantly misogynistic free-for-all that manages to emasculate its male characters at the exact same time it marks them as superior to their female antagonists.

Witching & Bitching is a comedic, gore-drenched, blatantly misogynistic free-for-all that manages to emasculate its male characters at the exact same time it marks them as superior to their female antagonists.

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