The Pretty One

Written & by Directed by Jenée LaMarque Produced by Robin Schorr & Steven J. Berger Released by Dada Films USA. 90 min. Rated R With Zoe Kazan, Jake Johnson, Ron Livingston & Danny Pudi The Pretty One is a film that fits its name. It is simple, enjoyable, and cute, yet possesses the same depth […]

I Used to Be Darker

Directed by Matt Porterfield Written by Porterfield & Amy Belk Produced by Steve Holmgren, Ryan Zacarias & Eric Bannat Released by Strand Releasing USA. 90 min. Not rated With Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross, Kim Taylor, Ned Oldham, Nicholas Petr & Geoff Grace Starring a mostly unknown cast and made by a fairly new director (Matt […]

The Wait

Written & Directed by M. Blash Produced by Neil Kopp, Ryan Crisman, Riel Roch-Decter & David Guy Levy Released by Monterey Media USA.  96 min. Rated R With Jena Malone, Chloë Sevigny, Luke Grimes, Josh Hamilton, Devon Gearhart, Lana Elizabeth Green & Michael O’Keefe Director M. Blash unites Chloë Sevigny and Jena Malone as bereaved […]

August: Osage County

Directed by John Wells Produced by Steve Traxler, Jean Doumanian, George Clooney & Grant Heslov Written by Tracy Letts, based on his play Released by the Weinstein Company USA. 119. Rated R With Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard […]

The Wolf of Wall Street

Directed by Martin Scorsese Produced by Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio, Riza Aziz, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, and Joey McFarland Written by Terence Winter, from the book by Jordan Belfort Released by Paramount Pictures USA. 179 min. Rated R (and how!) With Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Spike Jonze, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal, […]

Out of the Furnace

Directed by Scott Cooper Produced by Jennifer Davisson Killoran, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ryan Kavanaugh, Ridley Scott & Michael Costigan Written by Cooper & Brad Ingelsby Released by Relativity. 116 min. Rated R With Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck, Forest Whitaker, Willem Dafoe, Zoë Saldana & Sam Shepard The opening scene of Out of the Furnace […]

12 Years a Slave

Directed by Steve McQueen Written by John Ridley, based on the book by Solomon Northup Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, McQueen, Arnon Milchan & Anthony Katagas Released by Fox Searchlight Pictures USA. 134 min. Rated R With Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot […]

Kill Your Darlings

Directed by John Krokidas Written by Mr. Krokidas & Austin Bunn; Produced by Mr. Krokidas, Michael Benaroya, Christine Vachon & Rose Ganguzza Released by Sony Pictures Classics USA. 100 min. Rated R With Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Elizabeth Olsen, Kyra Sedgwick & John […]

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

Directed by George Tillman Jr. Produced by Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen, Mr. Tillman & Robert Teitel Written by Michael Starrbury Released by Codeblack Films/Lionsgate. USA. 108 min. Rated R With Skylan Brooks, Ethan Dizon, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Anthony Mackie & Jennifer Hudson It’s clear from the opening scenes that Mister (Skylan Brooks) […]