Gangster Squad (review)

Gangster Squad! In color! This is blustery postwar mythologizing about the violent birth of the modern metropolis, all pulpy-bright even when it’s night…

my week at the movies: ‘Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America,’ ‘Alien Trespass,’ ‘Miss March,’ ‘The Last House on the Left’ (and ‘Race to Witch Mountain’ too)

While much of the rest of the NYC critical community will be attending a screening of Race to Witch Mountain tonight (here’s why I won’t), I’ll be seeing Severed Ways: The Norse Discovery of America (opens in New York City on March 13; no U.K. release date has been announced), an ultralow-budget epic about two … more…

trailer break: ‘Alien Trespass’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… A little late today, but hey, it’s still time to take a break from work on the West Coast… Ooo, a pastiche of 1950s science fiction! Excellent! And tricky, too. It has to have just the right tone to work. If it’s not bad enough — … more…