Scott Tobias

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Refn's 'The Neon Demon' Paints Hollywood In Garish, Gorgeous, Gory Colors

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Director Nicholas Winding Refn's latest is a blood-soaked, luridly lit and blistering riff on Hollywood beauty standards pitched "somewhere between the museum and the grindhouse."


Fanboys Attempt to Recapture Youthful Home-Movie Magic in 'Raiders!'

Thursday, June 16, 2016

As boys, Chris and Eric made an ingenious shot-for-shot remake of Raiders of the Lost Ark that earned cult status. A new documentary reunites them to film the one shot they never managed to get.


'The Conjuring 2': Bigger, Longer And Unholy

Thursday, June 09, 2016

The second installment of director James Wan's horror series about demonic possession ups the ante — and the running time — but justifies both with legitimate scares.


'Popstar' Makes The Most Of Its Big, Chest-Thumping Joke

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The comedy trio known as The Lonely Island blows its goofy musical parodies up to feature length in the story of a boy-band veteran with limitless ego who decides to go solo.


Crowe And Gosling Bumble Appealingly Through 'The Nice Guys'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Writer-director Shane Black's first feature script, Lethal Weapon, made him a star. His latest proves that he's still got the stuff when it comes to buddy-cop action comedy.


The Haves And Have-Nots Have At It In 'High-Rise'

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Based on J.G. Ballard's novel, the film stars Tom Hiddleston as a man who finds himself in an apartment building that invites class warfare between the upper and lower floors.


'Dheepan' Tells A Refugee's Affecting Story, Until It Doesn't

Thursday, May 05, 2016

The winner of the Palme D'Or at 2015's Cannes Film Festival, director Jacques Audiard's latest begins with a gratifyingly specific story of one man's life, but its trajectory works against it.


'Keanu' Finds Key And Peele On The Hunt For A Kitty

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The sketch comedy duo Key and Peele pull off the difficult feat of translating their sensibility into a feature film that recalls out-all-night sagas like Adventures In Babysitting.


'Green Room': A Choreographed Thriller With A Spontaneous Beat

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Green Room, from the director of the well-regarded thriller Blue Ruin, is the violent and inventive story of a touring punk band that gets in way over its head.


A Widower, A House, And A Plot Hammer That Hits A Little Hard

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Jake Gyllenhaal plays a man who starts literally destroying his surroundings out of grief in Demolition, from director Jean-Marc Vallee.


A Great Director's Last Look At Her Mother And Herself

Friday, April 01, 2016

Chantal Akerman's No Home Movie captures conversations the filmmaker had with her mother, which take on additional weight given that both women have died since the film was made.


A 'Big Fat Greek' Family Reunion Short On Ambition But Long On Charm

Thursday, March 24, 2016

There's not much to My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, but for those who've missed the raucous Portokalos clan since 2002, it's fun to visit with them again.


'Allegiant' Explains Itself, But Who Really Cares?

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The third film in the Divergent series expends great effort to render the faction system on which it relies easier to understand, but that doesn't necessarily make it more entertaining.


It's Not Really 'Cloverfield,' But It's A Lot Of Fun

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Searching for the connection between 10 Cloverfield Lane and the original Cloverfield is sort of pointless and needless, and in the end, the non-sequel stands on its own.


'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' Can't Quite Find Its Footing

Friday, March 04, 2016

Based on The Taliban Shuffle, a 2011 memoir by Chicago Tribune reporter Kim Barker, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot opens many fronts on the war in Afghanistan: It's a fish-out-of-water comedy, with 30 Rock's Tina Fey fumbling through a different brand of chaos; a satirical riff on the absurdities of America's military ...


A Swords-And-Sandals Epic That Glitters But Is Not Gold

Thursday, February 25, 2016

All that glitters is not gold in the chintzy mythological adventure Gods of Egypt, but most of it is — a CGI jewel-box festooned with golden sands and towering spires, golden spears and diamond-spackled bracelets, and metallic wings that shimmer in the sun. Even the gods themselves, once shivved in ...


A Banished Family Fights Its Demons In A Puritanical Age

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Along with recent sensations like The Babadook and It Follows, Robert Eggers' debut feature The Witch immediately joins the pantheon of great horror movies, with the caveat that it's just barely a horror movie at all. The three films, all rich in metaphor, are effective for their common association with ...


'Zoolander 2' Can't Quite Walk The Walk-Off Anymore

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Released just two weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks — which prompted Roger Ebert, in a one-star review, to offer it as a reason why Americans are hated in some parts of the world (he later apologized) — Ben Stiller's Zoolander found a country in no mood to ...


These 'Zombies' Make An Austen Update Even The Undead Can't Revive

Thursday, February 04, 2016

It sounds like the worst sort of date-night compromise, like some terrible aesthetic treaty between a couple that fights over DVR space for Downton Abbey and The Walking Dead. And yet Seth Grahame-Smith's genre mashup Pride and Prejudice and Zombies was released to mostly kind reviews and robust sales, launching ...


'Synchronicity': Sci-Fi That Smells Like More Than It Is

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Squeeze through the wormhole that is Jacob Gentry's indie sci-fi movie Synchronicity and nothing looks much different on the other side, just faint echoes of the past. In fact, the film could double as a metaphor for itself, a time machine constructed entirely of used components, with so little distance ...