Saturday, August 22, 2015

"Opinions Were Like Kittens, I Was Giving Them Away."


Here's some writing:

1) My review of The Vatican Tapes, a demonic possession horror film helmed by Crank co-director Mark Neveldine:

2) My Village Voice review of Unexpected, a dismal what-to-expect-when-you're-expecting drama from co-writer/director Kris Swanberg, wife of Joe:

3) My Village Voice review of Jack Strong, a good-enough spy thriller set in Cold War-era Poland:

4) My Village Voice review of Staten Island Summer, a so-so one-last-summer-party teen sex comedy starring a bunch of recent Saturday Night Live players:

5) My review of Wild City, the latest film written and directed by City on Fire director Ringo Lam:

6) My Village Voice review of Paulo Coelho's Best Story, an undistinguished biopic about the author of The Alchemist:

7) My Village Voice review of A Lego Brickumentary, a disappointing documentary about Duplo, I MEAN LEGO:

8) My review of The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, a mostly fine new film from Alien: Resurrection director Jean-Pierre Jeunet:

9) My Village Voice review of Call Me Lucky, Bobcat Golthwait's dock-portrait of Boston comedian Barry Crimmins:

10) My Village Voice review of Assassination, a bloated but fun South Korean spy/war thriller:

11) My Village Voice review of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, an underwhelming cartoon adaptation of, uh, see title:

12) My Village Voice review of Shaun the Sheep Movie, a fun new film by Aardman Animations:

13) My review of We Come As Friends, a tedious documentary about the "alien," neo-colonialist nature of Western (and Chinese) philanthropists in contemporary South Sudan:

14) My review of One and Two, an unmoving coming-of-age fantasy starring Sally Draper:

15) My Village Voice review of Some Kind of Beautiful, an awful romantic-comedy, but a decent contender for worst film of 2015: 

16) My Village Voice review of The Curse of Downers Grove, a cheap, but satisfying "teen angst" picture that also happens to be co-adapted by Bret Easton Ellis:

17) My review of Sinister 2, an inadequate, but superior sequel: