Posted On 15 Jan 2012 By Bartleby. Under 2009, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Foreign, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
Mobster's Rating: Alex Rivera’s Sleep Dealer is one of the most grounded science fiction films of recent memory. The first time director has referred to his work as ”science fiction with many anchors in today’s reality.” He isn’t joking. In the future according to Sleep Dealer, Mexico is walled off, their ... Read More
Posted On 22 Oct 2010 By Jonathan Sullivan. Under 1.5 Stars (Insignificant), 2009, 2010, Action, Action-Adventure, By Star Rating, Western.
At 80 minutes, The Last Rites of Ransom Pride is all style over substance, and the style isn't even that great.
Posted On 12 Aug 2010 By Bartleby. Under 2009, 3 Stars (Fantastic), By Genre, Crime, Drama, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller.
The Disappearance of Alice Creed isn't just a thriller with a twist, it's a thriller made almost completely of twists, held together by three compelling performances.
Saint John of Las Vegas, adapted from the classic Dante's Inferno (which Jon has never read because he's illiterate), is a short movie but filled with some funny moments and an absolutely excellent (and rare) lead performance by Steve Buscemi.
Posted On 02 Aug 2010 By Bartleby. Under 2009, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Action, Crime, Drama, Features, Foreign, Reviews.
Jacques Audiard's A Prophet is a relentless and thrilling look at relationships within the confines of a brutal prison system. It is one of the year's most emotionally powerful films.
Posted On 29 Jul 2010 By Bartleby. Under 2009, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Action, Action-Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Foreign, Reviews.
Jean Pierre Jeunet's Micmacs is the arthouse equivalent of popcorn entertainment, delivering a visually delightful world filled with wild invention.
Rated R for brutal violence including a rape, some strong sexual content, nudity and language. 129 Minutes Directed by Daniel Alfredson Written by Jonas Frykberg, Stieg Larsson Starring: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Yasmine Garbi, Micke Spreitz, Paolo Roberto, Peter Andersson Review: When I went to my local theater to see The Girl With The ... Read More
Posted On 21 Jul 2010 By Jonathan Sullivan. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2009, Action-Adventure, Animated, Comedy, Family/Kids, Foreign, Reviews.
Imported from Belgium, A Town Called Panic is 75 minutes of utter animated insanity where nothing makes sense and things happen seemingly at random. In other words, it's like watching a kid make things up on the fly. Either that appeals to you or you wanna run far far away.
Rated R for language and some sexual content. 90 Minutes Directed by: Brian Koppelman, David Levien Written by: Brian Koppelman Staring: Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, Mary-Louise Parker, Jenna Fischer, Jesse Eisenberg, Imogen Poots Review: Despite seeing this weeks ago I did not feel compelled to write a review. I guess its because the movie ... Read More
Posted On 09 Jul 2010 By Jonathan Sullivan. Under 2000's, 2009, 2010, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), Comedy.
Youth in Revolt is a subtly funny coming of age story involving mushrooms, arson, and mild schizophrenia. In my eyes, that's a winning combination.
Posted On 24 Jun 2010 By Jonathan Sullivan. Under 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 2009, By Star Rating, Crime, Drama.
Life is Hot in Cracktown is in the vein of Love Actually or Valentine's Day...if you took out all the romance and comedy and threw in a whole lot of crack and despair. Oh, and Brandon Routh. Throw him in there too.