If Junebug focused on quieter moments of extended family dynamics, Angus MacLachlan’s film never goes beyond signpost sentiment.
A heartfelt retro flashback littered with pop-culture iconography and much slang, it focuses on the importance of friendship and loyalty rather than social standing.
For all the fuss, it dissolves almost immediately upon contact.
Beware the Gonzo is a dramedy set in the present day that doesn’t seem to know much about the present day.
Tanner Hall isn’t so much kaleidoscopic, episodic drama as underdeveloped, perfunctory multi-character mash-up.
The real target of the film’s ire is New York envy itself, and the sad people who simply couldn’t stomach living anywhere else.
The film is on shaky ground when trying to adopt slasher conventions, and less so when adhering to traditional body-horror tropes.
The film often plays like a straight-faced homage to a genre of film that has been cannily geared in recent years to urban audiences.
Throughout, David Gordon Green’s style is as arbitrary as the Cloverfield monster.
The closing scene is so modestly pitch-perfect that the perfectly average preceding material barely deserves it.
The characters in John Turturro’s directorial efforts have a yen for treating choleric fits like arias.
Dedication at least deploys the darling chemistry between Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore to good effect.
Like Spider-Man 3, Shrek the Third is an experiment in excess.
No matter how long the film runs, it’s still a funny addition to the Strangers with Candy universe.
Amy Sedaris’s Jerri Blank is the project’s greatest visual effect.
In Chicken Little, the only thing that falls apart quicker than the sky is Foxy Loxy’s sexual identity.
A better name for Chicken Little might have been My First Spielberg Movie.
A little lean in the features department, but the blooper reel on this third season DVD set of Strangers with Candy is worth the price of admission alone.
The film is ugly as sin, but it gets a top-of-the-line video transfer.