Author Archives: Mike Ward

Transcendence (2014)

★★
We plod along, slowly and methodically, never able to find any thrills because they are likely sitting in a Recycle Bin on a computer’s desktop somewhere. Continue reading

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Bears (2014)

★★★1/2
The footage is so good and these bears so engaging to watch, ultimately we buy in hook, line, and sinker. Continue reading

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On My Way (2014)

★★★
Fans of Deneuve will love this, the actress as terrific as ever. Continue reading

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Interior. Leather Bar. (2014)

★★
I have to simply toss up my hands and acknowledge that I simply don’t get it. Continue reading

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Draft Day (2014)

★1/2
I think we should schedule an intervention for Kevin Costner. He is too good to be in movies this bad. Continue reading

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Oculus (2014)

★★★1/2
When it has you, and you exist with it, elements of the film work tremendously well. Continue reading

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Rio 2 (2014)

★★
You get the sense that the writers credited here, tossed all their ideas into a giant movie blender and hit puree without the lid on. Continue reading

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Rob The Mob (2014)

★★★1/2
Pretty great cinema, with a pace and cadence that is intoxicating. Continue reading

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Anita (2014)

★★★
A respectful and glowing tribute, but a film that could have developed into so much more. Continue reading

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

★★★★
Finds a near-perfect balance between humor, suspense, and action sequences, which are among the finest and most proficient this series has ever produced. Continue reading

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