El Infierno [2010]

What better way to cope with Mexico’s harsh realities than with humor? Comedy is the only alternative for the country’s increasingly violent landscape. El Infierno’s biting satire is filled with solid performances throughout,… Continue reading

The Other Guys [2010]

The first hour is completely nonsensical but explosively funny. The dialog is terrible, but Mark Wahlberg makes it work. He’s perfect in the film. Will Ferrell fluctuates between hilarious and incredibly annoying through… Continue reading

Tron: Legacy [2010]

A neon dream. Stunning, unique visuals carry the film more than its shallow, pretentious plot can. Seriously, the visuals are so good, you won’t really care about all the things this film has… Continue reading

Schindler’s List [1993]

The most “palpable” achievement of this film is its stunning black and white cinematography by Janusz Kaminski; truly some of the finest work behind the lens I’ve ever witnessed. Schindler’s List is very… Continue reading

Easy A [2010]

A funny, witty and entertaining mess. Easy A is somewhat of a cross between Superbad and Mean Girls and, despite its pretty obvious flaws, it’s actually the best teen comedy since both of… Continue reading

The Holiday [2006]

I’m a sucker for a Nancy Meyers film. There’s truly not another current filmmaker that can make a romantic comedy as well as she can. Her movies are light and strikingly beautiful from… Continue reading

The Kids Are All Right [2010]

Another independent film that deals with a dysfunctional family, yet The Kids Are All Right, with all its simplicity, seems fresh. Works both as a parade of beautiful people and as a study… Continue reading

Love Actually [2003]

Although its plot is clichéd and often preposterous, Love Actually is such enjoyable holiday fare that what we would normally see as flaws, actually make the experience a little more fun. Unbelievably charming,… Continue reading

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! [1966]

I’m not gonna lie: some of the names that Dr. Seuss has created for the items, places and activities present in his most famous oeuvre, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”, truly get on… Continue reading

Winter’s Bone [2010]

Something we don’t see often: a drama that seems real, that sounds and looks and feels authentic. The characters are frightening and everything seems to have an air of imminent danger around it.… Continue reading