Film Review: ‘The Tribe’

★★★★☆ Brutal, riveting and visually hyperexpressive, writer-director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s feature debut The Tribe (2014) achieves new heights of pure cinema – and all without a single word spoken. The viewer shouldn’t be fooled by the opening scene, in which an old woman at a bus stop gives directions to Sergey Continue Reading

Film Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’

★★★☆☆ Producer Elizabeth Banks steps behind the camera in this sequel to Pitch Perfect (2012), which comes with decidedly more anticipation than its predecessor. Taking full advantage of studios’ and audiences’ post-Bridesmaids (2011) appetite for female-led comedies, the original film became a surprise hit (the second highest grossing musical comedy Continue Reading