African Cats

Director: Alastair Fothergill, Keith Scholey Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, crocodiles, elephants … Review: 4.5 stars (of five) The best way to enjoy African Cats is to allow yourself to be stunned by the amazingly intimate cinematography while remembering...

Interview: Joe Wright and Saoirse Ronan

Even before director Joe Wright started throwing jabs at Sucker Punch at this year’s Wondercon, Hanna had positioned itself as the perfect antidote to Zach Snyder’s brand of over-sexualized exploitation masquerading as female empowerment. With a smart script, a fantastic director and an Academy Award-nominated teenage star, Hanna is poised to unleash a smarter, tougher teenage girl assassin on summer movie goers, and like The Bourne Trilogy before it, Hanna is not afraid to make you think about the morality of the lives and deaths it puts up on the screen. BADMOUTH: Before we start, I wanted to talk about The Hobbit....

Hanna

Director: Joe Wright Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett Review: 3.5 stars (of five) Hanna is the story of a girl raised in harsh, wooded isolation and taught to fear—and survive in—the civilized world. Where Little Red Riding Hood (the actual story character, not the one...

Born to be Wild

Director: David Linkley Starring: Birute Galdikas, Daphne Sheldrick, Morgan Freeman and adorable elephants and orangutans Review: 4 stars (of five) Born to be Wild is a short IMAX documentary in eye-popping 3D that profiles the work of two remarkable women to save animals orphaned by...

Source Code

Director: Duncan Jones Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Vera Farmiga, Michelle Monaghan, Jeffrey Wright Review: 2 stars (of five) Source Code‘s strengths are a good cast, led by Jake Gyllenhall and Vera Farmiga, and tight direction from Duncan Jones. Nonetheless, the film does not overcome the...