The sometimes goofy and oftentimes playfully irreverent retelling of Doug Kenney’s life story seems to fit the man well. Fans of the Lampoon era and their later offshoots will find much to savor here.
Director Brett Haley and his longtime co-writer Marc Basch make sweet music once again in “Hearts Beat Loud,” a beautifully low-key, heartfelt, small scale story of how music aids us in speaking our inner truth.
“Search” bows to average moviegoers who aren’t in the business of challenging themselves, and this movie has all the subtleties of a t.v. movie of the week.
Films don’t often leave me speechless but after the final credits rolled on “Lords of Chaos,” I was so stunned and shocked that I felt like kicking a baby and running to a back alley to throw up.
This is an engaging true crime film that’s all about conflicting perspectives and is also thoroughly entertaining. And if you’ve ever daydreamed about plotting a robbery of your own, it will remind you that you probably aren’t as smart as you think you are.
The visual and physical humor is when the film is at its funniest, especially when it’s accompanied by the deadpan, monotone line delivery. Most of this film feels weird for the sake of being weird, and there’s nothing freaky or special enough to make it memorable.