The Innkeepers

The Innkeepers

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Ti West‘s “The Innkeepers” is a horror movie, but you wouldn’t guess it at first glance. (more…)

Published in: on February 3, 2012 at 2:39 pm  Leave a Comment  

In Time

In Time

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

          A high-concept sci-fi film from Andrew Niccol (the man behind “Gattaca” and “Simone”), “In Time” envisions a near future where people have been genetically bred to stop aging at 25. To make up for the seeming immortality, society has replaced currency with minutes on a glowing deathclock imprinted in your forearm. (more…)

Published in: on November 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm  Leave a Comment  

In a Glass Cage (1987)

In a Glass Cage

Film review by: Witney Seibold 

My twisted quest to find the worlds sickest and most twisted films has now led me to Agusí Villronga‘s 1987 art-house shocker “In a Glass Cage,” a film about pedophiles, Nazis, revenge torture, extreme fetish, and one of the weirdest sex scenes this side of David Cronenberg. (more…)

Published in: on June 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm  Comments (3)  

Incendies

Incendies

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Denis Villaneuve’s “Incendies” is a combination melodramatic potboiler, timely political thriller, and legitimate detective story, and manages to be all of those things well; it is, in turns, tense, wrought, politically significant, and barely scraping the ceiling of being over-the-top lurid (which can be, depending on your state of mind, a strength). (more…)

Published in: on May 17, 2011 at 12:43 am  Comments (2)  

Insidious

Insidious

Film review by: Witney Seibold

“Insidious” is half a very good movie, and half a really stupid one. I guess, then, that it averages out to “o.k.” in the broad scheme. (more…)

Published in: on March 31, 2011 at 10:12 am  Comments (1)  

I Am Number Four

I Am Number Four

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Why do most teenagers in movies looks like they’re in their late 20s or early 30s? (more…)

Published in: on March 10, 2011 at 10:08 am  Leave a Comment  

The Illusionist (2010)

The Illusionist (2010)

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Jacques Tati‘s films, while funny and calm, and all about the gentle art of watching the quiet, incidental workaday foibles of ordinary human beings, are often infused with a streak of palpable melancholy. (more…)

Published in: on February 9, 2011 at 6:29 am  Leave a Comment  

Inside Job

Inside Job

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Like his brilliant “No End in Sight,” Charles Ferguson‘s “Inside Job” (narrated by Matt Damon) takes a massively complicated and hotly contested piece of recent history – in this case the 2008 financial collapse – and makes it seem, for brief moments, kind of understandable. Of course, part of his point is that modern economics has become so forcefully and deliberately complex and oblique, that no one is supposed to be able to follow it, making sure that the CEOs and investment bilkers in charge of the whole mess can continue to give themselves huge millions-of-dollars bonuses. (more…)

Published in: on November 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Inception

Inception

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

Oh what a delight. What a relief. What a well-written, well-acted, well-thought-out, well-made film. (more…)

Published in: on July 26, 2010 at 9:59 am  Leave a Comment  

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Jon Favreau‘s “Iron Man 2,” while being delightful, affable, and incredibly well-acted, still suffers from typical sequel burnout; too much content included in order to outdo the spectacle of the previous film. (more…)

Published in: on May 24, 2010 at 2:49 pm  Comments (1)  
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