The Boxtrolls (2014)

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

The Boxtrolls is a divine, intoxicating fantasy, and in the end is a first-rate marvel of originality and inspiration.

The Boxtrolls is a divine, intoxicating fantasy, and in the end is a first-rate marvel of originality and inspiration.

Godzilla (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - May 16th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Edwards has done the unthinkable, crafting a modern Godzilla that not only pays deft homage to the creature’s glorious past but also makes many of its closest impersonators feel hollow and misguided when stood up next to it.

Edwards has done the unthinkable, crafting a modern Godzilla that not only pays deft homage to the creature’s glorious past but also makes many of its closest impersonators feel hollow and misguided when stood up next to it.

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 7th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

[The] only reason Thor: The Dark World exists is to start putting in place the building blocks leading to both Guardians of the Galaxy and 2015’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s the teaser leading to the epic conclusion, little things like character development and honest human emotions unimportant just as long as the seeds for coming chapters are cunningly sown.

[The] only reason Thor: The Dark World exists is to start putting in place the building blocks leading to both Guardians of the Galaxy and 2015’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s the teaser leading to the epic conclusion, little things like character development and honest human emotions unimportant just as long as the seeds for coming chapters are cunningly sown.

Man of Steel (2013)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 11th, 2013 - Movie Reviews

I didn’t dislike Man of Steel, not at all, but I just as readily didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I wanted to, either. Nothing about this latest Superman iteration captivated me, none of it connected on an emotional level, and while the action theatrics fly considerably higher than any previous adaptation the shortcomings found in the human department frustratingly kept the project as a whole from soaring.

I didn’t dislike Man of Steel, not at all, but I just as readily didn’t enjoy it nearly as much as I wanted to, either. Nothing about this latest Superman iteration captivated me, none of it connected on an emotional level, and while the action theatrics fly considerably higher than any previous adaptation the shortcomings found in the human department frustratingly kept the project as a whole from soaring.

Wreck-It Ralph (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - November 2nd, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Wreck-It Ralph is a ton of fun. It is a total delight, immersing me right into the center of its inspired video game world with confident ease.

Wreck-It Ralph is a ton of fun. It is a total delight, immersing me right into the center of its inspired video game world with confident ease.

Cloud Atlas (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 24th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

I was hypnotized by Cloud Atlas.

I was hypnotized by Cloud Atlas.

Tai Chi Zero (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 19th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Tai Chi Zero is a bad movie, and I honestly don’t think there’s anything left for me to say.

Tai Chi Zero is a bad movie, and I honestly don’t think there’s anything left for me to say.

Chicken with Plums (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - October 5th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Chicken with Plums is frequently mystifying, yet it still remains an emotionally captivating marvel in all the ways that matter most.

Chicken with Plums is frequently mystifying, yet it still remains an emotionally captivating marvel in all the ways that matter most.

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - August 15th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

There is magic happening here, maybe just enough to make The Odd Life of Timothy Green a motion picture I’ll revisit in the future and think even better of the second time around.

There is magic happening here, maybe just enough to make The Odd Life of Timothy Green a motion picture I’ll revisit in the future and think even better of the second time around.

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