Blog Archives

Movie Review: The Fault in Our Stars

Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort are extraordinarily charming leads in an Josh Boone’s unconventional contemporary love story The Fault in Our Stars (A). Buoyed by crackling conversations about fate, mortality and making the most of every moment, this young adult

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in 2014, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Spectacular Now

James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now (B+) reminded me of the ’80s fave Lucas with a similar melancholy I found so affecting in Perks of Being a Wallflower, and lead actor Miles Teller as the effortless charmer harboring an alcohol addiction

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in 2013, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Way Way Back

Being a sucker for movies about lonely teens gaining new confidence, it’s no surprise that I adored Jim Rash and Nat Faxon’s The Way Way Back (A), a coming of age dramedy buoyed by a charming ensemble including Liam James

Tagged with: ,
Posted in 2013, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Writer/director Stephen Chbosky has expertly adapted his own novel into a cinematic masterpiece – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (A+) featuring fresh performances by Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and a splendid cast. A rhapsodic, often heartbreaking high school story

Tagged with:
Posted in 2012, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: The Hunger Games

Gary Ross’ The Hunger Games (B+) imagines a dystopian future in which territories of our modern land have to fight against each other on live television as sacrifice and bloodsport for the ruling political regime. Jennifer Lawrence, our archer heroine,

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in 2012, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Camp

Todd Graff’s Camp (B) is a joyous ode to growing up, making friends and finding your voice. Set at a summer camp for kids who want to be Broadway stars, there is enough backstage drama to fill the great white

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in 2003, Rent It Tonight

Movie Review: Y Tu Mamá También

Alfonso Cuarón’s Mexican coming-of-age film Y Tu Mamá También (A) features Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna who take Maribel Verdú on a road trip that leads to a variety of surprising discoveries. Frank in its sexual content, bawdy and

Tagged with: ,
Posted in 2001

Movie Review: White Squall

Jeff Bridges and Scott Wolf headline a picturesque coming of age story in Ridley Scott’s White Squall (C). Despite navigating the young cast through a series of physical and emotional adventures, the makers fail to generate much central interest or

Tagged with: ,
Posted in 1996

Top Stories

Get Updated in Real-Time

Enter your email to receive notifications of new movie review and movie news when the moment they are posted.