In Theaters

Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R/CSIndy (10/1 issues)


*The disturbing Hungarian film The Notebook, now playing at the Tower Theater in Sacramento, is like Forbidden Games crossed with a serial killer origin story.

*Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer is a stylish and nasty revenge epic that culminates in a glorious action bloodbath set in a home improvement warehouse store.

*After Coraline and Paranorman, and now the oddball fantasy The Boxtrolls, stop-motion animation studio Laika Entertainment is three for three.

the-equalizer-photos-7*My Gone Girl review was reprinted in the Colorado Springs Independent.


*All of the blabber about freedom and democracy in The Liberator, a sweeping biopic of Simon Bolivar, only amounts to a lot of flat, Lucas-ian civics lessons delivered on horseback, with a shot of an anonymous refugee woman clutching her pregnant belly inserted any time the film requires an emotional impact.