Month: July 2014

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R (7/31 issue)

#barnesyardbumps: *The enchantingly nutso Lucy, a cinematic crossbreeding of La Femme Nikita, D.O.A. and Altered States, is the most tangible proof that director Luc Besson gives a rat’s ass since the 1990s. *Steve James’ affectionate Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself is a sincere and powerful portrayal of mortality […]

July Is “Summer” Movies Month (Dub’s Pick)

Summer with Monika (1953; Dir.: Ingmar Bergman) GRADE: B+ By Mike Dub On the surface, Summer with Monika, one of the major early films of Ingmar Bergman, contains all the hallmarks of a typical teen romance film. Two young lovers, Harry (Lars Ekborg) and Monika (Harriet Andersson, who would […]