‘Disaster’ presents campy telling of apocalypse

‘Disaster’ presents campy telling of apocalypse

April 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS, Editor's Picks

  All power and communication is down. The city is destroyed and bombs release chemicals into the air that kill everyone exposed to them. Despite all this destruction, “It’s a Disaster” is not even close to being an apocalyptic action film — it’s a comedy. Directed and written by T... Read more »

Film gives Snow White silent treatment

Film gives Snow White silent treatment

March 27, 2013
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Bullfighting, murder and dancing. “Blancanieves,” directed and written by Pablo Berger, is an adaptation of the classic Snow White fairy tale. But this film is not the story you grew up with — it’s not a fairy tale at all. Our Snow White is a girl named Carmen, and the film takes place... Read more »

Soderbergh’s final directoral endeavor becomes thrilling crowd-pleaser

Soderbergh’s final directoral endeavor becomes thrilling crowd-pleaser

February 8, 2013
Filed under ARTS

Picture a woman mechanically cutting tomatoes with a sharp knife. She’s smiling until a man walks in, and the woman’s facial expression becomes suddenly devoid of all emotion. She turns slowly and then stabs the man repeatedly. She stares at him unapologetically as he falls and begs for help. On... Read more »

‘Girls Against Boys’ subtly presents complex themes

‘Girls Against Boys’ subtly presents complex themes

January 30, 2013
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From director Austin Chick (“XX/XY”) comes “Girls Against Boys,” a film starring Danielle Panabaker as Shae, a girl whose life is changed forever upon meeting Lu (Nicole LaLiberte). Looking for some fun, Lu takes Shae around to some warehouse parties, where they go home with a few guys. Things... Read more »