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Make Room for Daddy: TONI ERDMANN Film Review

By at February 12, 2017 | 8:52 pm | 0 Comment

Make Room for Daddy: TONI ERDMANN Film Review

4 / 5 stars I happened to see Toni Erdmann the same day it received a lot of American film press – not for its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, but because a remake had just been announced, starring Jack Nicholson and Kristen Wiig. That knowledge was a slight distraction, if only because it’s so easy to imagine the American stars inhabiting the same more...

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Merry Minion Mania: DESPICABLE ME 2 Film Review

By at July 1, 2013 | 10:57 pm | 2 Comments

Merry Minion Mania: DESPICABLE ME 2 Film Review

4 / 5 stars You wouldn’t think a contemporary mass-market animated movie would actually take it down a notch—a sequel, no less—but that’s what Despicable Me 2 does. And it’s great. Don’t get me wrong, the action is still lively and crazy, as it should be for the genre, but it’s not as breathlessly frenetic as what’s gone on in some recent, more...

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