Don’t Grow Up is a conflicted kid torn between arthouse and genre

 

The challenge with “genre fiction” is how to to blend the recognizable tropes, the cliches even, with  new and exciting elements. Take Don’t Grow Up, the latest film from director Thierry Pouiard.

Opening at a mysterious youth facility amidst a misty forest of dark evergreens, six troubled teens find themselves abandoned and alone.…

The Interview is less the end of the world as we know it and more just business as usual for Rogen & Franco

 

If ever a film came close to ending the world, The Interview was it.

Admittedly it’s hard to tell how much is just North Korea posturing – they do that a lot, posture – but the impact, both fascinating (the Sony leaks) and terrifying (the threat of terror attacks), is undeniable.…

This Is The End takes refuge in audacity, not entirely successfully


 

The most expensive comedy of all time, Evan Almighty, sequel to Bruce Almighty, also happens to be an enormous flop.

When it comes to making people laugh throwing money at the screen rarely seems to have the desired effect.…

The long-awaited World War Z is, surprisingly, not a shambling mess

 

It’s the end of the world as we know it. At least for the film industry.

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas recently gave a talk at the USC School of Cinematic Arts where they discussed what they think’s in store for the future of the medium.…