The Raid: Redemption (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 30th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

While the action choreography is impressive, emotionally I’m finding it difficult to care, The Raid: Redemption never quite connecting on anything more than a purely visceral level and nothing more.

While the action choreography is impressive, emotionally I’m finding it difficult to care, The Raid: Redemption never quite connecting on anything more than a purely visceral level and nothing more.

Undefeated (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 30th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Undefeated shows what real victory looks like, the scoreboard irrelevant as transforming bad decisions into good ones ends up being far more important than the final tally of wins and losses.

Undefeated shows what real victory looks like, the scoreboard irrelevant as transforming bad decisions into good ones ends up being far more important than the final tally of wins and losses.

The Hunger Games (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 21st, 2012 - Movie Reviews

I was blown away by The Hunger Games.

I was blown away by The Hunger Games.

21 Jump Street (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 16th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

The only thing one needs to know about this cinematic remake of the 1980s television favorite 21 Jump Street is that it’s funny.

The only thing one needs to know about this cinematic remake of the 1980s television favorite 21 Jump Street is that it’s funny.

Case de mi Padre (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 16th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

I respected Casa de mi Padre far more than I enjoyed it, director and “SNL” veteran Matt Piedmont never striking the right balance between playing things straight while still wink-winking at the audience as if everyone knows just how absurd all of this is.

I respected Casa de mi Padre far more than I enjoyed it, director and “SNL” veteran Matt Piedmont never striking the right balance between playing things straight while still wink-winking at the audience as if everyone knows just how absurd all of this is.

Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 16th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

The last moments speak to the concepts of family, brotherhood and marriage in a way that touched my heart and also tickled my funny bone, and while Jeff, Who Lives at Home isn’t perfect these precious final minutes were, and for my money that’s all that matters.

The last moments speak to the concepts of family, brotherhood and marriage in a way that touched my heart and also tickled my funny bone, and while Jeff, Who Lives at Home isn’t perfect these precious final minutes were, and for my money that’s all that matters.

The Kid with a Bike (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 16th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

The Kid with a Bike won’t be for everyone, and it certainly left me with lingering questions I’m mildly irritated weren’t even partially answered. But overall this drama is an emotionally exhilarating ride I’m still mulling over, and even more importantly it’s a film I’m certain to not soon forget.

The Kid with a Bike won’t be for everyone, and it certainly left me with lingering questions I’m mildly irritated weren’t even partially answered. But overall this drama is an emotionally exhilarating ride I’m still mulling over, and even more importantly it’s a film I’m certain to not soon forget.

Seeking Justice (2011)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 16th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

If only Seeking Justice was even moderately worthwhile. It has a rudimentary made-for-Cable feel that, while certainly not off-putting, is still rather laughable.

If only Seeking Justice was even moderately worthwhile. It has a rudimentary made-for-Cable feel that, while certainly not off-putting, is still rather laughable.

“Being Flynn” – Interview with Paul Weitz

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 15th, 2012 - Interviews

“I want them to think about their lives, about their parents, about how it all fits together. Everybody has humor, some sense of irony about their own lives, something that gets them up in the morning. I find that very realistic and a great lesson on how to get along in life.”
– Paul Weitz

“I want them to think about their lives, about their parents, about how it all fits together. Everybody has humor, some sense of irony about their own lives, something that gets them up in the morning. I find that very realistic and a great lesson on how to get along in life.”
– Paul Weitz

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