The Grey

The Grey

Film review by: Witney Seibold

I was disappointed there wasn’t more wolf mayhem. I wanna see a pissed off Liam Neeson punching wolves!

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Published in: on February 3, 2012 at 2:37 pm  Comments (1)  

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

          There is a weird overlap between Goth and cuddly. Some of the women who pierce their nipples, wear standoffish leather outfits, and listen to aggressive heavy metal music sometimes tend to have a stuffed animal collection on their beds, or be really fond of Disney movies. Walk into a Hot Topic sometime if you doubt me. (more…)

Published in: on January 3, 2012 at 12:32 am  Comments (1)  

Griff the Invisible

Griff the Invisible

Film review by: Witney Seibold

There is a risk involved with a clear-cut indie romance like Leon Ford’s “Griff the Invisible.” You want your mentally skewed characters to fall in love with each other, yes, but if you make them too sweet, quirky and charming, you may accidentally make your leads insufferable indie archetypes. (more…)

Published in: on August 19, 2011 at 3:03 pm  Leave a Comment  

Grave Encounters

Grave Encounters

Film review by: Witney Seibold

“Grave Encounters,” directed by a pair of friends who have billed themselves at The Vicious Brothers, have made something that is genuinely creepy with “Grave Encounters,” another entry into the found-footage genre of horror film. (more…)

Published in: on August 18, 2011 at 5:07 am  Comments (1)  

Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours

Film review by: Witney Seibold

“Good Neighbours,” a Canadian thriller from now-grown child actor Jacob Tierney (star of “Josh and S.A.M.”), involves the mysterious hidden identity of a local serial killer, and the potential suspects are our three main characters, played by Jay Baruchel, Scott Speedman, and Emily Hampshire. In order to keep the mystery ambiguous, however, the filmmakers decided to make each of our leads a bugnuts weirdo with extreme social problems, and pathological habits that makes each of them dour or repellant in some way. (more…)

Published in: on August 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm  Comments (2)  

Green Lantern

Green Lantern

Film review by: Witney Seibold

 

Martin Campbell‘s “Green Lantern” is a pretty dumb film. (more…)

Published in: on June 17, 2011 at 12:01 am  Leave a Comment  

Grim (2010)

Grim

film review by: Witney Seibold

Roger Ebert once observed (in his review of “Punisher: War Zone,” I believe) that one could trust bad movies to look and sound bad; These days, you see, many bad movies have huge budgets and look fantastic and are often released by major studios. Even your run-of-the-mill straight-to-video cheapie is now made with slick digital cameras, making for (somewhat) professional-looking photography on all manner of corny gore-fests and cheap sexploitation thrillers. (more…)

Published in: on April 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest

Film review by: Witney Seibold

My central complaint with “The Girl Who Played with Fire,” the film to precede this one, was it’s classical sequel fatigue; often when a film or book is a big hit (as was Stieg Larsson‘s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and the subsequent film based on it), the inevitable sequel makes the mistake of making the story less about the characters solving a new problem, and more about the characters’ personal lives. (more…)

Published in: on March 1, 2011 at 2:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

Gerrymandering

Gerrymandering

Film review by: Witney Seibold

In the 18th century, there was a Massachusetts politician named Eldrich Gerry (pronounced with a hard “g”), who was the first to redraw electoral district lines to suit his own political interests, and assure that he could win his district by making sure in contained all his supporters. (more…)

Published in: on November 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm  Leave a Comment  

Great Directors

Great Directors

Film review by: Witney Seibold

Ismailos and Bertolucci

It think I can safely declare that It’s indisputable that Bernardo Bertolucci, David Lynch, and Agnes Varda are indeed great directors. It may be more debatable that Richard Linklater, Catherine Breillat, Liliana Cavani, Ken Loach, Stephen Frears, Todd Haynes, and John Sayles are also “great,” but I could, and would, easily defend any one of them. (more…)

Published in: on July 26, 2010 at 9:48 am  Leave a Comment