Category Archives: Film Reviews

Best in film in 2009: Houston Film Critics’ nominees

The Houston Film Critics Society announced their nominations for best achievements in film this year. The winners will be revealed this Saturday. The nominees: BEST PICTURE (500) Days of Summer Avatar District 9 Inglourious Basterds Invictus Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire Star Trek The Hurt Locker Up Up in the Air BEST […]

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The Day the Earth Stood Still steers clear of politics, revisits existentialist SF

Scoot Derrickson’s The Day the Earth Stood Still remake, starring Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connolly, may not be the best executed movie of the year, but it is successful in turning the idea of an alien with a message into a much darker, more immediate statement on life, loss and the possibility of transformation that comes with it.

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Into the Wild: a poetic meditation on freedom

Once every couple of years, there comes a movie that is both unapologetically soulful and offers a gentle philosophical take on one of the timeless myths and human tendencies. In Sean Penn‘s latest film, the trick is that the full implications of the myth and of the thing that drives the protagonist are not fully […]

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Revisiting Serenity: Universal considering sequel, says actor

It is definitely a great week for science fiction fans. First, there’s Deckard dreaming about electric unicorns on the big screen again and yesterday there was this: “They had to put [the new Serenity DVD] out because they’ve been selling out of the other one and so Universal’s like ‘So, let’s do another one.’” Moviehole‘s […]

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Review: David Lynch’s Inland Empire

How many characters does Laura Dern play in Inland Empire, how are the contexts in which those characters appear interrelated and is there even any point in asking any of those questions in light of the fact that Lynch himself said that he shot the film without a script? (And what does that mean, without […]

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