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.

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.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 4th, 2012 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

There is no closure to Beasts of the Southern Wild, nothing to hold on to that I felt was satisfying. I love the fire and the passion it must have taken for Zeitlin and Alibar to bring the film to life, but that wasn’t enough as far as I was concerned.

There is no closure to Beasts of the Southern Wild, nothing to hold on to that I felt was satisfying. I love the fire and the passion it must have taken for Zeitlin and Alibar to bring the film to life, but that wasn’t enough as far as I was concerned.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 22nd, 2012 - Movie Reviews

I don’t have a lot that’s positive to say about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

I don’t have a lot that’s positive to say about Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

Brave (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 22nd, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Brave is, in a word, beautiful, and I will just leave things at that.

Brave is, in a word, beautiful, and I will just leave things at that.

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 8th, 2012 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Safety Not Guaranteed is not your normal time travel comedy/drama/romance/mystery hybrid.

Safety Not Guaranteed is not your normal time travel comedy/drama/romance/mystery hybrid.

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