Jason Bateman is a total jerk to kids. That’s essentially the premise of the new dark comedy “Bad Words,” about a 40-year-old man looking to exact revenge on the world, or someone, by infiltrating a child’s spelling bee contest.
“Free Birds,” the new 3-D animated Thanksgiving comedy, isn’t the worst way to spend an hour and a half of your life. But it’s far from the best.
It’s that time of year again. Movie studios, big and small, hoping to score Oscar recognition from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Oscar-buzz alone generally propels movie ticket sales.
This year remember the name “Dallas Buyers Club.”
It has all the markings of an Academy Award winner. The movie is a brilliant telling..
By Gina Scialabba:
I’ve always loved foreign films. There’s rarely a movie with subtitles I don’t enjoy.
Hong Kong cinema is no exception. Unfortunately, the string of Hong Kong tours de force may have just run out.