Force Majeure (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 12th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Force Majeure is a marvelous dissection of responsibility, communication and love, everything building to a stupendously ephemeral conclusion.

Force Majeure is a marvelous dissection of responsibility, communication and love, everything building to a stupendously ephemeral conclusion.

Top Five (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 12th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

I’m not going to mince words, flaws and all, even with segments that offend, Top Five is incredible, and in many ways is the best comedy released by a major studio in 2014.

I’m not going to mince words, flaws and all, even with segments that offend, Top Five is incredible, and in many ways is the best comedy released by a major studio in 2014.

Wild (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 12th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Wild remains entrancing, always offering up moments of subtle, delicately simple intimacy that struck me right in the heart.

Wild remains entrancing, always offering up moments of subtle, delicately simple intimacy that struck me right in the heart.

The Babadook (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 5th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Unsettling, thought-provoking, filled with startling visuals coming from a place of pure, uncompromising emotional truth, The Babadook is an oftentimes devastating look at loss, death and regret coupled with the responsibilities of parenthood that hits extremely close to the bone. It doesn’t let up, keeping Amelia’s wavering psychological state at the center of things throughout, delivering up a powerfully honest conclusion to this small family’s travails and woes that is instantly unforgettable.

Unsettling, thought-provoking, filled with startling visuals coming from a place of pure, uncompromising emotional truth, The Babadook is an oftentimes devastating look at loss, death and regret coupled with the responsibilities of parenthood that hits extremely close to the bone. It doesn’t let up, keeping Amelia’s wavering psychological state at the center of things throughout, delivering up a powerfully honest conclusion to this small family’s travails and woes that is instantly unforgettable.

Keep On Keepin’ On (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 5th, 2014 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Terry is a fascinating figure, oozing intelligence and charm even as he heads into his 90s, while Kauflin’s got charisma to burn, his talents as a musician apparent right from the start. As for Hicks, he’s managed to assemble as solid a debut as anything he could have hoped for, Keep and Keepin’ On a rousing documentary undertaking whose rhythmic underpinnings are so self-assured they’re positively euphonious.

Terry is a fascinating figure, oozing intelligence and charm even as he heads into his 90s, while Kauflin’s got charisma to burn, his talents as a musician apparent right from the start. As for Hicks, he’s managed to assemble as solid a debut as anything he could have hoped for, Keep and Keepin’ On a rousing documentary undertaking whose rhythmic underpinnings are so self-assured they’re positively euphonious.

The Pyramid (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - December 5th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

However, as good as the production values might be, as strong as the overall cast is, the same cannot be said for The Pyramid (2014) as a whole. Levasseur shows potential as a director, just not enough of it to overcome his debut’s deficiencies, making this one horrific descent into the subterranean unknown unworthy of discovery.

However, as good as the production values might be, as strong as the overall cast is, the same cannot be said for The Pyramid (2014) as a whole. Levasseur shows potential as a director, just not enough of it to overcome his debut’s deficiencies, making this one horrific descent into the subterranean unknown unworthy of discovery.

Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 26th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Penguins of Madagascar

Penguins of Madagascar

Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 26th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Somehow, someway Horrible Bosses 2 finds a way to meander towards success. There are signature bits sprinkled throughout, including a glorious gag with a car, a gate and surprisingly resilient chain-link fence, while the cast continually enliven things to a point I can’t help but smile recollecting on them now.

Somehow, someway Horrible Bosses 2 finds a way to meander towards success. There are signature bits sprinkled throughout, including a glorious gag with a car, a gate and surprisingly resilient chain-link fence, while the cast continually enliven things to a point I can’t help but smile recollecting on them now.

The Homesman (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 21st, 2014 - Movie Reviews

A dour, hardscrabble elegiac Western filled with grit, grime and grotesquerie, [The Homesman] embraces the contradictions inherent to both the tale and to the characters inhabiting it, achieving a level of shattering intimacy that refuses to provide easy answers and leaves the viewer in a state of uncomforting uncertainty that fits the narrative perfectly.

A dour, hardscrabble elegiac Western filled with grit, grime and grotesquerie, [The Homesman] embraces the contradictions inherent to both the tale and to the characters inhabiting it, achieving a level of shattering intimacy that refuses to provide easy answers and leaves the viewer in a state of uncomforting uncertainty that fits the narrative perfectly.

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