RIFF: “Ludo” (2014): A Cautionary Tale (Review)
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RIFF: “Ludo” (2014): A Cautionary Tale (Review)

Ludo, named after the board game, is interesting for exactly one reason: It’s the first wholly self-produced, feature-length film from the Faroe Islands. That’s it, the…

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

“Let’s Be Cops” (2014) Control the Situation (Review)
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“Let’s Be Cops” (2014) Control the Situation (Review)

A great philosopher once said, “”With great power comes great responsibility.” This is my gift, my curse. Who am I? I’m Spider-man.” That person was…

“Life Itself” (2014): A Thumb Not So Up (Review)
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“Life Itself” (2014): A Thumb Not So Up (Review)

Life Itself, the print autobiography, was a very compelling read for two reasons.  First, it was written by a journalist, a Pulitzer Prize winner who had…

“Legend” (1985): Less than a Fable, More of a Tale – Or an Anecdote (Review)
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“Legend” (1985): Less than a Fable, More of a Tale – Or an Anecdote (Review)

Legend is an original (in relative terms) cinematic dark fantasy fairy tale from Ridley Scott. It’s the film that Scott made following Blade Runner, arguably…

“Maleficent” (2014): I knoooow yoooouu… (Review)
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“Maleficent” (2014): I knoooow yoooouu… (Review)

First, I’m not thrilled with the live-action remake of animated classics trend, most notably Disney classics. I’m warning you now that Cinderella comes out next…

“Love Liza” (2002): Grown Men Sniff Gasoline Too (Review)
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“Love Liza” (2002): Grown Men Sniff Gasoline Too (Review)

To honor Philip Seymour Hoffman we’re taking a look back at his career and review some of the films he appeared in. In Love Liza,…

“The Lego Movie” (2014): Everything Is Awesome (Review)
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“The Lego Movie” (2014): Everything Is Awesome (Review)

Wow. After a long month of January with the only good movies available being the ones still hanging around from last year, 2014 finally has…

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