November 2015

Late Chrysanthemums

November 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

★★★½ 3.5/4 Co-adapted by Tanaka Sumie and Ide Toshirô—who, together or separately, collaborated with director Naruse Mikio on some of his finest films of the fifties and sixties—Late [...]

The Peanuts Movie

November 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

★½ 1.5/4 Pretty much the soulless, uninventive update I was dreading, The Peanuts Movie replaces the tentative melancholy of Charles Schulz’s work with a relentlessly upbeat, [...]


November 12, 2015 // 3 Comments

★½ 1.5/4 Fifty years of James Bond movies have created multiple constants within the series. Exotic locales. Expensive cars. Hammy villains. Rampant sexism. BOOZE! But narrative continuity? Not so [...]

Animal Kingdom

November 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

★★★★ 4/4 One thing you can say about the films of David Michôd—the guy certainly seems to believe in the benefits of strong alpha figures. Or, more accurately, in the detrimental effects [...]