Exit Lines: Leading Lights

In an era dominated by superheroes and other non-human factors, stars don’t mean much at the movies these days–if they did, would the likes of Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, and Robert De Niro be turning up in slenderly budgeted VOD obscurities. ...

DVD Review: “Magic Magic”

Despite what the marketing department tells you on the DVD box, Sebastian Silva’s Magic Magic is not a horror film.  It is a psychological drama with thriller elements about a young woman losing her grip with reality. The menacing image of ...

10 Movies…About Magicians (To Prepare You For ‘Now You See Me’)

I’m not sure Now You See Me is a real movie—I’m pretty sure it’s part of the massive viral marketing campaign for last weekend’s huge Arrested Development revival. Evidence: it stars Michael Cera look-alike Jesse Eisenberg, new A.D. cast member Isla Fisher, ...

No Concessions: “Juno”

Ellen Page, welcome to the show. In Juno, the Canadian actress portrays high schooler Juno MacGuff, who gets knocked up after a sexual encounter with her crush and best friend, Paulie Bleeker (Arrested Development‘s Michael Cera). After realizing that she is ...