Trend Results : Alex Peterson Rating


Blog Post Results (1-20 of 142)

FILTER RESULTS

Film Review: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Dir. Joss Whedon)

Avengers: Age of Ultron Dir. Joss Whedon [Marvel Studios; 2015] by Alex Peterson Rating: Something keeps telling me I’m not the one who should write this. I should recuse myself, because I’m too done with Marvel movies, and superheroes in general, to be the guy who dutifully repeats the line about what Avengers: Age of Ultron at least does well. Show More Summary

Film Review: 24 Days (Dir. Alexandre Arcady)

24 Days Dir. Alexandre Arcady [Meneshma Films; 2015] by Alex Peterson Rating: 24 Days is a police procedural wrapped around the story of an anti-Semitic hate crime. It tries to be thought-provoking, to highlight the issue of anti-Semitism...Show More Summary

Film Review: Selma (Dir. Ava DuVernay)

Selma Dir. Ava DuVernay [Paramount Pictures; 2014] by Alex Peterson Rating: Selma opens on Dr. Martin Luther King accepting his Nobel Peace Prize on October 14, 1964, and closes at the very end of the famous Selma to Montgomery freedom...Show More Summary

Film Review: American Sniper (Dir. Clint Eastwood)

American Sniper Dir. Clint Eastwood [Warner Bros. Pictures; 2014] by Alex Peterson Rating: Anyone who was paying attention to the mini-phenomenon of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s book American Sniper, and the road to the release of this big Hollywood film based on it, could have predicted that the latter was always going to be a deeply conservative work. Show More Summary

Film Review: The Gambler (Dir. Rupert Wyatt)

The Gambler Dir. Rupert Wyatt [Paramount Pictures; 2014] by Alex Peterson Rating: There’s a particular type of big-budget movie that may not deserve the label of the worst that Hollywood has to offer, but are nonetheless pretty bad.Show More Summary

Film Review: Little Feet (Dir. Alexandre Rockwell)

Little Feet Dir. Alexandre Rockwell [Factory 25; 2014] by Alex Peterson Rating: They say the older you get, the shorter each year becomes. What used to take up a significant chunk of your entire life (a seventh, an eighth) only takes up a sliver (a thirtieth, less) by the time you reach adulthood, and in this way time starts to literally move faster. Show More Summary

Film Review: Citizenfour (Dir. Laura Poitras)

Citizenfour Dir. Laura Poitras [Radius TWC; 2014] by Alex Peterson Rating: It’s immediately clear how much control filmmaker Laura Poitras has over her new documentary, Citizenfour. She wasn’t working with much in putting it together,...Show More Summary

Film Review: Hector and the Search for Happiness (Dir. Peter Chelsom)

Hector and the Search for Happiness Dir. Peter Chelsom [Relativity Media; 2014] by Alex Peterson Rating: Simon Pegg’s talent has been wasted. So have many of the most beautiful spots in the world. And character actors — Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette — wasted. Show More Summary

Film Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Dir. Ben Stiller)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Dir. Ben Stiller [20th Century Fox; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: Strange though it may seem to say about a Ben Stiller comedy, there were many good reasons to have high hopes for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which the movie star/comic veteran starred in and directed. Show More Summary

Film Review: Nebraska (Dir. Alexander Payne)

Nebraska Dir. Alexander Payne [Paramount Pictures; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: Alexander Payne loves to film the shape of cloud formations, houses on hillsides, bent road signs, run down little bars, and just about every other landmark of the vast expanse of America that is the Midwest. Show More Summary

Film Review: Downloaded (Dir. Alex Winter)

Downloaded Dir. Alex Winter [Trouper Productions; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: In the same way that the newspaper industry at first shunned and then ran in fear of the internet, only coming to the digital table at the last possible...Show More Summary

Film Review: Paradise: Faith (Dir. Ulrich Seidl)

Paradise: Faith Dir. Ulrich Seidl [Strand Releasing; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: I’m working through Austrian director Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy one film at a time. I’m aware that each entry is inextricable from the other two...Show More Summary

Film Review: World War Z (Dir. Marc Forster)

World War Z Dir. Marc Forster [Paramount Pictures; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: World War Z has good intentions or, at least, loftier goals than most mega-budget summer fun. Reading about its troubled production in various entertainment...Show More Summary

Film Review: The Purge (Dir. James DeMonaco)

The Purge Dir. James DeMonaco [Universal Pictures; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: I know your interest might be piqued by its fascinating premise, but trust me, just skip this film. You’ve been here before, many times, just while watching a movie made with far less unaware sanctimony. Show More Summary

Film Review: Dirty Wars (Dir. Richard Rowley)

Dirty Wars Dir. Richard Rowley [Big Noise Films; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: Jeremy Scahill was present at the screening of Dirty Wars that I attended. He was in the middle of touring the country doing publicity for both the film, in which he’s the driving force, and for the book of the same name, which he wrote. Show More Summary

Film Review: After Earth (Dir. M. Night Shyamalan)

After Earth Dir. M. Night Shyamalan [Columbia Pictures; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: As big-budget summer movies go, After Earth hits every bare-minimum requirement you could ask for: it sets up a new mythology without being confusing...Show More Summary

Film Review: Paradise: Love (Dir. Ulrich Seidl)

Paradise: Love Dir. Ulrich Seidl [Strand Releasing; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: The first of a triptych of films from Austrian director Ulrich Seidl about three women from the same family who each undergo an emotionally trying, largely...Show More Summary

Film Review: Trash Dance (Dir. Andrew Garrison)

Trash Dance Dir. Andrew Garrison [PBS International; 2013] by Alex Peterson Rating: Andrew Garrison’s Trash Dance resembles the kind of blink-and-you’ll-miss-it documentary that will briefly highlight one of the many strange cultural...Show More Summary

Film Review: Café de Flore (Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée)

Café de Flore Dir. Jean-Marc Vallée [Films Distribution; 2012] by Alex Peterson Rating: The unimaginably difficult state of being in love with two people — one you know is your true love but have given up out of childish naïveté; one...Show More Summary

Film Review: Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child (Dir. Lisa Kirk Colburn)

Gottfried Helnwein and The Dreaming Child Dir. Lisa Kirk Colburn [First Run Features; 2012] by Alex Peterson Rating: In Tel Aviv, Israel, there is large, gorgeous opera house inside of which challenging productions are frequently staged. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC