Browsing all articles from March, 2014.

Noah

Noah 

* * * 1/2 Darren Aronofsky’s ambitious and visionary Noah is a vividly rendered epic adventure writ large, using the Biblical tale as a framework for a morality play about faith, obsession and forgiveness.  It’s a story that has fascinated the director since his youth, and in this risky and expensive (reportedly $150m) movie, Aronofsky […]

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Bad Words

Bad Words 

  * * *   In today’s overly cautious culture of political correctness, it’s refreshing to have a subversive comedy of all-out annihilation.  Bad Words, loaded with uproariously mean-spirited jokes in service of a genuinely creepy character (albeit one played by a likable movie star), takes no prisoners in its tale of a forty-year-old failure […]

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Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars 

* 1/2 Whatever the appeal of Veronica Mars may have been on the small screen, it is wholly lost on the big screen version of the same name, a lackluster movie that plays like a television show loaded with in-jokes, hijinks and cardboard characters, and a vehicle for star Kristen Bell to revisit her most […]

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