Tag: What we’re watching

What We’re Watching: ‘The Interview’

It’s unfair that “The Interview” was embroiled in this controversy, as it only created inflated expectations for a film that does not even attempt any bold political satire.

What We’re Watching: ‘Force Majeure’

Discomfort is definitely the feeling one experiences when watching director Ruben Östlund’s “Force Majeure,” a Swedish film that follows a family on vacation at a ski resort in the French Alps.

What We’re Watching: ‘Citizenfour’

There’s a moment in “Citizenfour,” a documentary that follows journalist Laura Poitras as she works with Edward Snowden to leak information about the National Security Agency surveillance program, that encapsulates the paranoia and darkness at the film’s heart.

What We’re Watching: ‘Wild’

Though the first half of the film connects viewers to Strayed’s life and confides in them her past struggles, it is missing the resolution that makes her 1,100 mile hike worth it.

What We’re Watching: ‘Birdman’

As a Hollywood satire from a director who’s known for his bleak films, “Birdman” could have been a laborious exercise in despair. Luckily, the film flies high.

What We’re Watching: ‘The Book of Life’

With hard-hitting themes and cultural vibrance, “The Book of Life” joins the ranks of the growing body of animated movies that have abandoned cliche and antiquated sentiments of what it means to be a princess, petitioning for representation of a wider spread of cultures in film.

What We’re Watching: ‘Wetlands’

“Wetlands” follows the exploits of sex-obsessed teenager Helen Memel (Carla Juri), who spends her time experimenting with various sexual escapades while scheming to reunite her separated parents.