Daniel Barnes @ the SNR

Daniel Barnes reviews in this week’s issue of the Sacramento News and Review: Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to A Separation doesn’t have that film’s immediate impact, but it could prove to have a longer emotional reach The Lego Movie – yes, The Lego Movie – is as wildly imaginative […]

In Theaters – “American Hustle”

American Hustle (2013; Dir.: David O. Russell) Grade: B By Mike Dub Hollywood has a natural fascination with the con game.  Filmmakers tend to have a certain ease depicting people who are constantly “in character,” who set up elaborate plots of misdirection and deception.  It’s no coincidence that […]

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