Film Topics

'Inside Out' shows the emotional confusion of growing up

Jul 22, 2015

'Inside Out' shows the emotional confusion of growing up

by

‘Inside Out,” the new Pixar-Disney animation destined to be a classic, charts the emotional journey of 11-year-old Riley (Kaitlyn Dias). It’s not just about how she feels, it’s about how Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Anger (Lewis Black) and Fear ...

'Wild Tales' and black comedy from the dark heart of Argentina

Jul 22, 2015

'Wild Tales' and black comedy from the dark heart of Argentina

by

Forget about all the brassy, effects-laden blockbusters crowding the multiplexes this summer: For sheer entertainment value, none are likely to top this Argentine-Spanish anthology of comic shorts. Rich in black humor and satirical invective, “Wild Tales” became the most successful Argentinian movie of all ...

The avalanche of cringe in 'Force Majeur'

Jul 8, 2015

The avalanche of cringe in 'Force Majeur'

by

When a crisis hits, it’s hard to say how any of us will react. Tomas (Johannes Bah Kuhnke), a handsome alpha-male type, has managed to drag himself away from work to join his family on a skiing trip in the French Alps. The first ...