A Good Day To Die Hard Is The Worst Die Hard of Them All

As far as action movie franchises go, the Die Hard films hold up pretty damned well. The first one is obviously a classic: Grierson summed up its enduring charms quite well over at IFC. But the way the movies worked never seemed a proper fit for a franchise. The greatness of Die Hard lies in large part in its… » 2/14/13 5:44pm 2/14/13 5:44pm

Bruce Willis And Time Travel, Both More Alive Than Ever. Looper, Reviewed.

1. Looper is essentially two different movies spliced together at the midway point, but that's OK, because: a) the movies are thematically connected, with the second building off the windup of the first; and b) they're both excellent. The first half is a dark, thrilling time-travel mind-twister that leads into the… » 9/25/12 6:10pm 9/25/12 6:10pm

Twee's Company! Wes Anderson's Love Story, Moonrise Kingdom, Reviewed.

1. Wes Anderson is considered by many to be a cold, dispassionate filmmaker more interested in creating miniature worlds to run around and play in than creating well-rounded, relatable human beings to inhabit them. You constantly hear the word "dollhouse" referenced when people discuss Anderson, a twee boy… » 5/23/12 5:58pm 5/23/12 5:58pm