September 27, 2014

REVIEWS: The Equalizer, The Boxtrolls, Two Faces of January, & Kill The Messenger

Angie Han, Perri Nemiroff, and Kristy Puchko review The Equalizer, The Boxtrolls, and The Zero Theorem. 

The Boxtrolls: "Between its lively and colorful world, its rousing story, adorable heroes, willful silliness and daring The Boxtrolls isn't just a superb movie for the whole family, it's the best animated film of the year."

Two Faces Of January "Playing close to the Alfred Hitchcock playbook, Hossein Amini managed to make 2/3 of a great suspense movie. There's nothing terribly original in its execution, but it's engaging and even sexy. Frankly, I wish he'd left it there at the hour mark, where it would have been shockingly short--but at least thoroughly exciting."

Kill The Messenger: "breathtakingly tense, yet risky in that it aims to be more than entertaining. Pulling from Nick Schou non-fiction recounting of what befell Gary Webb, Kill The Messenger delivers a searing criticism of contemporary America's tendency to miss the most important elements of a story."

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