I know this PG-rated ‘thriller’ is supposed to be aimed at kids, but honestly, Shaggy and Scooby-Doo and the gang got into spookier situations than this.
Something in the zeitgeist is making us suddenly fascinated by people who dress up in pseudo medieval garb, pick up fake swords and maces, and beat the hitpoints out of one another. You know, for fun.
I keep thinking of Pete, the diner owner in *The Muppets Take Manhattan,* and his little speech to Kermit about how ‘peoples is peoples.’ Is true, no?
You may not have heard of live-action role-playing gamers, who enact the battles and intrigues of imaginary fantasy realms. This engaging film introduces us to some of those fantasists…
Recipient of numerous film festival awards and praised by mental health experts for its authentic and humanistic portrayal of schizophrenia, this modest film is a must-see for its honesty and its fine, graceful performances.
There’s a reason why we don’t often see the black comedy combined with the romantic comedy: it rarely works.
‘I don’t know what it is about you, but the more you talk, the more you give me the willies.’ So says one of the James gang to Robert Ford, whose syrupy-sweet quality we recognize today as the unctuousness of a stalker…
Kids are kids the world over: it sounds so obvious, even banal, to simply say it, but seeing the compelling and haunting — and rousing — evidence that that is true even for kids in the worst possible circumstances is a sharp reminder that we all share more than we don’t.
Apes the style of Marjane Satrapi’s graphic novel of the same name, with its scratchboard vitality and black-and-white insistence.