Ian Buckwalter appears in the following:
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Transcendence is the directorial debut of Wally Pfister, a celebrated cinematographer. While his visual sophistication is evident, so is his limited experience with storytelling.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Like the glitz of the day itself, Draft Day tries to win over audiences with big names, the power of the NFL and tons of money. But as football fans know, these elements don't always mean a win.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Eric Deggans looks at the move by Stephen Colbert from the show he does in character on Comedy Central to CBS late night.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Director Frank Pavich tells the story of cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's novel Dune into what might have been the trippiest movie of the '70s.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The Arrested Development actor stars in his own directorial debut as a 40-year-old middle-school dropout who decides — for a hidden motive — to compete in a national spelling bee.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Wes Anderson's eighth film, set primarily in a 1930s hotel, is just as stylish, precise, and nostalgic as his past films — and far funnier. (Recommended)
Thursday, February 27, 2014
In an enjoyably absurd airborne whodunit, the actor plays a federal air marshal who has to find the terrorist picking off passengers on a trans-Atlantic flight.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Even for an action flick that promises more thrills and gore than depth and nuance, Pompeii throws plausibility to the wind. The result is a flaming collision of romance, friendship and vengeance.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Director José Padilha's RoboCop reboot surpasses the 1987 original in some important ways: the acting is vibrant, and the politics robust are and nuanced. But there's little warmth behind the metallic sheen.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
A Fantastic Fear of Everything, starring Simon Pegg, packs a lot of inventive and colorful ideas. The only thing it lacks is restraint.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
A community of dirt-bike enthusiasts in Baltimore is the focus of Lotfy Nathan's feature documentary, a film intrigued by the gray area between "They're a public-safety threat" and "This is a part of our culture."
Thursday, January 23, 2014
24 Exposures, a thriller from the director of last year's more polished comedy Drinking Buddies, is a sex-driven whodunit more concerned with interpersonal relationships than with thrills or sexual chemistry.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
A thriller from Israeli filmmakers Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado (Kalevet) peppers a grim story — vigilante cop tries to track down a child's murderer — with plenty of uncomfortable black humor.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
In Raze, women are made to fight each other to the death in the name of feminine self-determination. Critic Ian Buckwalter says John C. Waller's directorial debut doesn't have much to say about the violence-as-entertainment it purports to examine.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
If you didn't wake up in a pit full of corpses today, you're having a better day than the protagonist of Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego's twisty new film — who also can't remember how he ended up in such a regrettable situation.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
The much-ballyhooed film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play has a mind-boggling cast and a bitterly funny script. Critic Ian Buckwalter says it can be so intimate and painful that you feel like you shouldn't be watching.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Will Ferrell's airheaded newsman heads to New York and a national platform — and more clueless self-humiliation. Critic Ian Buckwalter says the oddly lovable idiot is in fine form — and at the center of a veritable tsunami of absurdity in Anchorman 2.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Gandalf, the dwarves, and the titular hobbit continue their quest for the mountain in the second of Peter Jackson's three Lord of the Rings prequels. Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom and Benedict Cumberbatch star.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
The latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) focuses on a self-destructive folk singer just scraping by in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman star. (Recommended)
Thursday, November 07, 2013
The world is in danger from beyond the stars again — this time it's a horde of Dark Elves — and Marvel's god of thunder has to team up with his troublemaker brother, Loki to save us. Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman star.