Perfect Sense (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 17th, 2012 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Maybe Mackenzie’s latest minimalist high-concept opus will grow on me over time, will keep pounding against my psyche so it forces me to watch it again and reassess at a later date. Maybe a lot of things, but for right now I find Perfect Sense to be too ambiguous for its own good, and as doomsday scenarios go I’m not sure this is one I’ll ever be in the mood to contemplate again.

Maybe Mackenzie’s latest minimalist high-concept opus will grow on me over time, will keep pounding against my psyche so it forces me to watch it again and reassess at a later date. Maybe a lot of things, but for right now I find Perfect Sense to be too ambiguous for its own good, and as doomsday scenarios go I’m not sure this is one I’ll ever be in the mood to contemplate again.

Pina (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 17th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Pina is a celebration, a passionate dance of life, love and inspiration that transcends the screen to become something as timeless, and as hopeful, as the innovative and remarkable woman whose life it chronicles.

Pina is a celebration, a passionate dance of life, love and inspiration that transcends the screen to become something as timeless, and as hopeful, as the innovative and remarkable woman whose life it chronicles.

The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 17th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

This divine hand-drawn animated adventure took my breath away, and by the time The Secret World of Arrietty came to an end all I wanted to do was run up to the projection booth and make the theatre start it over from the beginning.

This divine hand-drawn animated adventure took my breath away, and by the time The Secret World of Arrietty came to an end all I wanted to do was run up to the projection booth and make the theatre start it over from the beginning.

This Means War (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 17th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

This Means War isn’t an abomination, but that’s not exactly a positive, and I imagine a rabid seal smacking me in the face with its flipper for 90 straight minutes would be more entertaining than watching this romantically-challenged comedy ended up proving to be.

This Means War isn’t an abomination, but that’s not exactly a positive, and I imagine a rabid seal smacking me in the face with its flipper for 90 straight minutes would be more entertaining than watching this romantically-challenged comedy ended up proving to be.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 10th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is nothing more than a CGI-filled, visually resplendent 3-D bore, and no forays to Atlantis or rides on Captain Nemo’s submarine would ever be able to convince me otherwise.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is nothing more than a CGI-filled, visually resplendent 3-D bore, and no forays to Atlantis or rides on Captain Nemo’s submarine would ever be able to convince me otherwise.

Safe House (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 10th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

While not a total loss, Espinosa’s Hollywood debut is still a disappointment, and while Safe House will play just fine when it makes its inevitable appearance on Cable television, that’s not good enough to warrant the purchase of a matinée ticket to see this one in a theatre.

While not a total loss, Espinosa’s Hollywood debut is still a disappointment, and while Safe House will play just fine when it makes its inevitable appearance on Cable television, that’s not good enough to warrant the purchase of a matinée ticket to see this one in a theatre.

The Vow (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 10th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

This movie won me over, kept me happily entertained, and while the heroine might be battling partial amnesia I can pretty much guarantee The Vow is one 2012 release I’m going to have trouble forgetting anytime soon.

This movie won me over, kept me happily entertained, and while the heroine might be battling partial amnesia I can pretty much guarantee The Vow is one 2012 release I’m going to have trouble forgetting anytime soon.

W.E. (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 10th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

W.E. shows that, for mostly worse and not much in the way of better, the Material Girl is still alive and well, and while the superficial glossy surface-level sheen is impressive as a dramatic sojourn into love, life and the mystery of romantic entanglement this film is as big an epic fail as any I’ve had the misfortune to see in quite some time.

W.E. shows that, for mostly worse and not much in the way of better, the Material Girl is still alive and well, and while the superficial glossy surface-level sheen is impressive as a dramatic sojourn into love, life and the mystery of romantic entanglement this film is as big an epic fail as any I’ve had the misfortune to see in quite some time.

Big Miracle (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - February 3rd, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Big Miracle struck a chord with me, and I can’t say its saga of resilience and faith in the face of unthinkable odds didn’t connect. I liked it, it’s a whale of a tale, and one viewers of all ages will almost certainly enjoy as well.

Big Miracle struck a chord with me, and I can’t say its saga of resilience and faith in the face of unthinkable odds didn’t connect. I liked it, it’s a whale of a tale, and one viewers of all ages will almost certainly enjoy as well.

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