Reasons Why? – Why The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a big fat mess of a movie.

Reasons Why? – Why The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is a big fat mess of a movie.

We can’t all be in agreement all the time and after reading Vivek’s review of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies and finding it…

“The Tribe” (2014): Hear No Evil, See Much Evil (Review)

“The Tribe” (2014): Hear No Evil, See Much Evil (Review)

The Ukrainian film The Tribe by director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky may be the first of its kind: a film whose dialogue consists entirely of sign language. It has no…

Pick Six: Atli’s Favorite Horror Films

Pick Six: Atli’s Favorite Horror Films

Horror movies are a fickle beast. Many acclaimed horror movies do little for me (to name a few famous horror films I’m not a huge fan…

RIFF “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence” (2014): Swedish Nihilism (Review)

RIFF “A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence” (2014): Swedish Nihilism (Review)

Swedish director Roy Andersson has had a long and fruitful career as a filmmaker, he’s 71 years old and has been working in the biz…

RIFF “The Culture High” (2014): A Fun Bit of Weed Propaganda (Review)

RIFF “The Culture High” (2014): A Fun Bit of Weed Propaganda (Review)

The debate about the legalization of marijuana is a difficult subject which many people are not willing to touch in public with a ten-foot pole. It’s…

RIFF: “The Babadook” (2014): Slow and Steady Scares You Most (Review)

RIFF: “The Babadook” (2014): Slow and Steady Scares You Most (Review)

The loss of a loved one and the grief that comes there after can be difficult for a lot of people, some can get over…

RIFF: “Force Majeure” (2014): One Awkward Vacation (Review)

RIFF: “Force Majeure” (2014): One Awkward Vacation (Review)

Like director Ruben Östlund’s previous film, Play, Force Majeure (Turist) is not an easy film to watch (though still not nearly as uncomfortable) and open to…

RIFF: “Love Hotel” (2014): Weird and Cute (Review)

RIFF: “Love Hotel” (2014): Weird and Cute (Review)

The love hotel is one of those “Only in Japan” phenomenons (though there are actually love hotels all over Asia, but it started in Japan),…

RIFF: “Art and Craft” (2014): The Art of Deception (Review)

RIFF: “Art and Craft” (2014): The Art of Deception (Review)

Art and Craft tells the story a man named Mark Landis. Landis is a very peculiar man, a diagnosed schizophrenic who live alone in his…

RIFF: “Altman”(2014): Not Altmanesque Enough (Review)

RIFF: “Altman”(2014): Not Altmanesque Enough (Review)

Robert Altman is one of the most remarkable, influential and singular directors in the history of American cinema. A true renegade director whose entire career…