Marcus Jones

Rage (2014)

In between drunk freak-outs, buying increasingtly strange housing, and general strange behavior, Nic Cage finds time to make movies both good (the recently hailed Joe) and bad (well, mostly bad). Here is a review of the latest in the latter category.

June 13th, 2014

3 Women and the Dismal World That Makes Them 1

Robert Altman was a true auteur who could not be tamed. Just look at the weirdness he produced with big-studio money when they tagged him onto a Popeye project. But he was a master of understated personal films, and he used a woman's perspective the way that few male directors ever did, not only treating them as people but making the unpopular statement that a man was not the answer to a woman's problems. 3 Women stands out as a highlight among those films.

May 20th, 2014

Neighbors (2014): Efron Double Feature!

The new comedy Neighbors represents a changing tide for the Apatow crew, but does it also represent the coming of Zac Efron as a serious actor? One Efron movie leads to another and soon you're in a strange apartment, with a hastily scrawled message on the pillow by your head reading "Thanks for the fun--Zac" Not even as much as a little drawing of a heart to comfort you in your shame.

May 12th, 2014

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