Author Archive

Gone Girl

David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ Gets An Icy New Trailer

A second trailer has been released for the adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling Gone Girl. Where the first preview for the film was a little more aloof in tone, this is more in keeping with director David Fincher‘s signature style – dark, cold, and mysterious, with more than a hint of the surreal to it. You can view the trailer […]

Jersey Boys

SCENE & HEARD: ‘Jersey Boys’

Written by UTG critic Grace Duffy, Scene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for ‘The Dark Knight,’ or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of ‘Top Gun,’ there is no denying the impact music has […]

snowpiercer

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Snowpiercer’

Film: Snowpiercer Directed by: Bong Joon-ho Starring: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-Ho There’s a fight scene early on in Snowpiercer where a bunch of masked men wielding axes pause mid-carnage to ring in the new year. The titular train is hurtling across a bridge which marks the end of the annual circuit, so these […]

Age of Uprising

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas’

Movie: Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas Directed by: Arnaud des Pallières Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Bruno Ganz There’s a scene in Age of Uprising where a character is hanged. Nothing too out of the ordinary for the medieval setting, but the distinctly idle way in which they go about it sums up everything […]

The Punk Singer title

EDITORIAL: Love You Like A Sister – Kathleen Hanna, Feminism And ‘The Punk Singer’

When I was in college, I went through a phase where “Sugar” by Bikini Kill was the answering machine message on my phone. I was young and nonchalent, so myself and my two best friends recorded ourselves singing it (woefully) and set it as the message that all rejected callers would hear. It seems like […]

Tracks

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tracks’

Film: Tracks Directed by: John Curran Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver In introducing an audience with Robyn Davidson at the National Museum of Australia in 2007, research fellow Mike Smith said, “We often see deserts as a place for an inner journey, and this trip had all the hallmarks: a woman alone in the desert, […]

monsters

EDITORIAL: Revisiting Gareth Edwards’ ‘Monsters’

When Gareth Edwards‘ stunning Monsters debuted at SXSW in 2010, few could have anticipated that the British director would be helming the reboot of Godzilla inside a few years. It’s something of a leap from indie sci-fi to the greatest creature franchise in cinematic history, but no one who saw Monsters could have doubted Legendary’s […]

The Amazing Spiderman

Spider-Man Dominates Weekend Box Office

As is to be expected with a tentpole release, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has all but dominated the box office in its opening weekend. Preliminary estimates indicate the film has taken in $92 million since it opened in the U.S., taking its total worldwide gross thus far to a not-unimpressive $369 million. Spidey’s success has […]

Star Wars

SCENE & HEARD: ‘Star Wars’

Written by UTG critic Grace Duffy, Scene & Heard takes a look at the music that makes our favorite films so memorable. Whether it’s the 400-piece orchestra Christopher Nolan used for ‘The Dark Knight,’ or the dozen or so bands that contributed to the soundtrack of ‘Top Gun,’ there is no denying the impact music has on movies […]

dom hemingway

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dom Hemingway’

Movie: Dom Hemingway Directed by: Richard Shepard Starring: Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demián Bichir, Emilia Clarke As comfort zones go, it’s arguable Jude Law doesn’t really have one. People seem to mentally typecast him as some kind of posh toff, when in reality he’s been one of the edgier actors of his generation. Granted, […]

captain america

Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Film: Captain America: The Winter Soldier Directed by: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford Captain America tends to be considered one of the blander members of the Marvel stable. At least, that is, in terms of its cinematic universe – his oft-derided boy scout mentality and decent […]

mccanick

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘McCanick’

Film: McCanick Directed by: Josh C. Waller Starring: David Morse, Cory Monteith, Mike Vogel McCanick may ultimately end up being remembered solely for the fact it features Cory Monteith‘s final performance. When the Canadian actor passed away in July last year at the age of 31, he was primarily known for his role on Glee, […]