At the Devil’s Door is a moderately fascinating freak-out bristling with suspense and oozing with dread. It got under my skin, everything building to a suitably unsettling denouement.
The supernatural undertones don’t sit well with the real world elements. [Ultimately] Beneath just doesn’t work, and as good as the opening half might be the second just doesn’t make the grade.
Dolphin Tale 2 is a sweetly endearing sequel, plain and simple, earning both my tears and my smiles even if it doesn’t bust convention while doing so.
Love is Strange lives up to its title, the story of togetherness and romance it tells universal in scope and significance.
Innocence is a silly, straight-forward and rudimentary tale of secrecy and witchcraft, and I can’t say the film itself produced a single, solitary surprise in any one of its overly familiar 96 minutes.
As Above So Below isn’t a great thriller. Its final portion, while exciting, doesn’t linger for a second to try and explain itself and essentially becomes an escalating series of images chronicling escapes, close calls and sudden deaths that happen just because.
Throw in a series of ever-escalating romances, double-crosses, hidden agendas and mistaken identities, and it’s clear that director Roger Donaldson’s The November Man has a heck of a lot on its twisted little mind.
An incredible, life-affirming motion picture that will be talked about and remembered for many years to come, Lionsgate’s Blu-ray release a solid one worthy of multiple looks.
If I Stay might be the worst film of 2014. A hackneyed, overly melodramatic mess that talks down to its audience and wallows in the basest forms of simple-minded sentimentality.