Reviews

 
Draft Day Draft Day
by Kiko Martinez

“Director Ivan Reitman and crew manage to suck all exhilaration and personality from the story.”

 Grade: C-
Oculus Oculus
by Jerrod Kingery

“The climax is a labyrinth of flashbacks and editing tricks that doesn’t earn its shocking ending.”

 Grade: C
The Raid 2 The Raid 2
by Cody Villafana

“It is frequently enthralling, packed with likely the best action sequences you will see all year.”

 Grade: B
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The Winter Soldier
by Jerrod Kingery

“A delicious mixture of superheroics and ‘70s-style political thrills.”

 Grade: A-
César Chávez César Chávez
by Kiko Martinez

“A fine tribute…but it is not something that will have a lasting effect…as other social-issue films.”

 Grade: C
Enemy Enemy
by Kiko Martinez

“Demands viewers not to expect simple solutions for the puzzling scenarios presented onscreen.”

 Grade: B-
Muppets Most Wanted Muppets Most Wanted
by Jerrod Kingery

“While the laughs are there and the songs are solid…it feels much less satisfying.”

 Grade: B-
Bad Words Bad Words
by Cody Villafana

“Hilarious beginning…Has some truly big laughs at the expense of its sheer inappropriateness.”

 Grade: B-
The Grand Budapest Hotel The Grand Budapest Hotel
by Kiko Martinez

“Continues to elevate Wes Anderson’s filmmaking charm and spark more artistic inspiration.”

 Grade: B
Better Living Through Chemistry Better Living Through Chemistry
by Kiko Martinez

“Few of the secondary characters give Sam Rockwell much support.”

 Grade: C
Need For Speed Need For Speed
by Cody Villafana

“Spends most of its time glorifying completely reckless driving all in an often obnoxiously loud presentation.”

 Grade: C
Tim’s Vermeer Tim’s Vermeer
by Cody Villafana

“Full of humor, intrigue, fantastic reveals. It’s sure to spark a debate in the art community.”

 Grade: B+
Non-Stop Non-Stop
by Cody Villafana

“Features a final act that is predictable and absurd, even considering the ridiculous synopsis.”

 Grade: C
Pompeii Pompeii
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s probably time Anderson fully realized he’s one of the dullest tools in the shed.”

 Grade: D-
RoboCop RoboCop
by Jerrod Kingery

“Sets its sights on the ethical dilemma of drone warfare…with a muddier, more somber tone.”

 Grade: C-
The Past The Past
by Kiko Martinez

“For those who like a good mystery…Farhadi’s subtle narrative style is emotionally satisfying.”

 Grade: B+
The Great Beauty The Great Beauty
by Cody Villafana

“Successful in showing the allure of Rome, but many other aspects stand on shaky ground.”

 Grade: C
Monuments Men Monuments Men
by Kiko Martinez

“Clooney’s cheeky ‘Ocean’s 11′-style approach wasn’t in the best interest of the narrative in the least bit.”

 Grade: C-
Gloria Gloria
by Cody Villafana

“Suffers from narrative rough patches where the film becomes a little dull and uneventful.”

 Grade: C+
That Awkward Moment That Awkward Moment
by Cody Villafana

“Unpolished. The script is formulaic and the conversations feel unnatural and forced.”

 Grade: C
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Interviews

 
Stephen Frears – Philomena (DVD) Stephen Frears – Philomena (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“If I was the Pope, I think I would like this film very much.”

Shana Betz – Free Ride (DVD) Shana Betz – Free Ride (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“I didn’t want to make her the ‘bad mom’ who made the ‘bad decisions.’”

Tom Welling – Draft Day Tom Welling – Draft Day
by Kiko Martinez

“We had a lot of access to the draft and things no one has ever seen before. It was pretty cool.”

Mike Flanagan – Oculus Mike Flanagan – Oculus
by Kiko Martinez

“It was actually critical for me to be able to edit the movie myself. There wasn’t room for any error.”

Gabrielle Walsh – The Marked Ones (DVD) Gabrielle Walsh – The Marked Ones (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“I would just have to prepare myself…and maybe put my Ghostbusters suit on.”

Tony Hale – Veep (TV) Tony Hale – Veep (TV)
by Cody Villafana

“One of these days Gary is going lose his shit and it is not going to be pretty. It is going to be a hurricane of emotion.

C. Kane, J. Wilson, F. Conroy, M. Deutch, T. Lowe & H. Perez – 50 to 1 C. Kane, J. Wilson, F. Conroy, M. Deutch, T. Lowe & H. Perez – 50 to 1
by Kiko Martinez

“The horse was on rocket fuel.”

Diego Luna – César Chávez Diego Luna – César Chávez
by Kiko Martinez

“Young people can’t afford to forget the legacy of César Chávez and the achievement of this movement.”

Michael Peña, America Ferrera & Gabriel Mann – César Chávez Michael Peña, America Ferrera & Gabriel Mann – César Chávez
by Kiko Martinez

“The story is really about human dignity.”

Jason Bateman & Kathryn Hahn – Bad Words Jason Bateman & Kathryn Hahn – Bad Words
by Kiko Martinez

“I was going to build a film aesthetic that wasn’t going to feel gratuitous.”

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
by Kiko Martinez

“So, in a way…I’m just trying to write a good part for a cat.”

Robert Rodriguez – From Dusk Till Dawn (TV) Robert Rodriguez – From Dusk Till Dawn (TV)
by Kiko Martinez

“If you have a new network, you have to have content.”

Geoff Moore & David Posamentier – Better Living Through Chemistry Geoff Moore & David Posamentier – Better Living Through Chemistry
by Kiko Martinez

“It was all about character first.”

Shaul Schwarz – Narco Cultura (DVD) Shaul Schwarz – Narco Cultura (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“I wanted to take viewers to the frontlines and show them how this feels.”

Rob Thomas – Veronica Mars Rob Thomas – Veronica Mars
by Cody Villafana

“Previously, movies got made when they got Robert Pattinson to say ‘yes’ to a movie.”

Steve-O – comedian Steve-O – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“I just knew I needed to take some time out and really just start learning how to live clean and sober.”

Tim Jenison – Tim’s Vermeer Tim Jenison – Tim’s Vermeer
by Kiko Martinez

“I thought my attention span was about 20 minutes. It turned out to be five years.”

Connie Nielsen – 3 Days to Kill Connie Nielsen – 3 Days to Kill
by Kiko Martinez

“Harold Ramis was a wonderful artist and an amazing thinker. This is a great loss.”

Angelic Zambrana – Girls (TV) Angelic Zambrana – Girls (TV)
by Kiko Martinez

“A chola is a real person. If the role is great, give me the chola!”

Haifaa Al-Monsour – Wadjda (DVD) Haifaa Al-Monsour – Wadjda (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“I wanted to maintain my voice as an artist who has something to say about my society.”

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