V.23 No.37 | 9/11/2014
Noted author Dennis Lehane tries his hand scripting his own slow-burn crime drama
James Gandolfini’s final film, The Drop, takes a stroll on the seedy side of Brooklyn.
V.23 No.36 | 9/4/2014
Old friends are the best friends in slow-moving road trip through Iceland
Old friends reunite for a slow-moving road trip through Iceland in the indie comedy Land Ho!
V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
Left-of-center musical comedy finds art in the craziest places
Heady black comedy Frank takes music to a strange, new place.
V.23 No.34 | 8/21/2014
Musical documentary looks at the African rabble-rouser who lit a fire under a hit Broadway musical
Alex Gibney’s documentary Finding Fela explores the explosive life of rabble-rousing Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.
V.23 No.33 | 8/14/2014
Magic in the Moonlight
Woody Allen’s 44th film casts a charming spell
Woody Allen tries a little sleight of hand with the slim but charming period romcom Magic in the Moonlight.
V.23 No.32 | 8/7/2014
The Hundred-Foot Journey
Exotic foodie romance comes with the Oprah stamp of approval
Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey get togther for food and romance in The Hundred-Foot Journey.
V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014
Sci-fi love story speculates there’s more to life than meets the eye
Indie filmmaker explores science and spirituality in the eyeball-obsessed I Origins.
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Poignant documentary points the camera at the life of movie critic Roger Ebert
Filmmaker goes from being reviewed by Roger Ebert to making a movie about the famed critic’s final days in Life Itself.
This Week at the Guild Cinema
Festival of Film Noir, Wal-Mart: The High Cost of a Low Price, and Green
Look what’s playing at the Guild this week. We accidentally lost their ad in our print edition—sorry for the inconvenience, everyone!
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014
Paul Haggis explores the audacity of despair in morose, muddled anthology
The man behind Crash tries his hand at another all-star anthology with the confused, contrived melodrama Third Person.
V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014
Earth to Echo
Found-footage sci-fi film is a weak echo of earlier, better efforts
Found-footage, sci-fi film Earth to Echo aims for Spielbergian nostalgia, but is just a faint echo of earlier, better efforts.
V.23 No.26 | 6/26/2014
Pro-choice dramedy is pregnant with possibility
Comedian Jenny Slate impresses in mood-straddling abortion-based dramedy Obvious Child.
V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
We Are the Best!
Spirited Swedish flashback gives audiences punk-rock girl power times three
Swedish auteur Lukas Moodysson gives audiences an ’80s flashback with punk rock girl power pic We Are the Best!
V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
Reel People, Real Lives
The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (Sixth Edition)
Movie nerds, the sixth edition of David Thomson’s seminal biographical dictionary will give you plenty to chew on and argue over.