Django Unchained marks the eighth feature film from director Quentin Tarantino, and is easily one of the best movies of the year. Tarantino proves once again that he is a master filmmaker, and nearly every shot of this 165 minute near masterpiece oozes with style and technique.

‘This Is 40’ Review 6/10

‘This Is 40’ Review

Release Date:   December 21st, 2012
MPAA Rating:   R
Director:   Judd Apatow
Film Pulse Score:   6/10

This Is 40 is the self-proclaimed ‘sort-of sequel’ to Judd Apatow’s 2007 hit Knocked Up, following the

‘Storage 24’ Review 2/10

‘Storage 24’ Review

Release Date: January 11, 2013 (Limited)
Currently Playing On Demand
Director: Johannes Roberts
Film Pulse Score: 2/10

Storage 24 is the latest alien-based horror comedy from director Johannes Roberts. This UK film

‘The Baytown Outlaws’ Review 4/10

‘The Baytown Outlaws’ Review

Release Date: January 18, 2013 (Limited)
Currently Showing via OnDemand Platforms
Director: Barry Battles
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 4/10

I know nothing about Barry Battles who directed and co-wrote

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AMOUR Review

Michael Haneke’s most recent achievement is a wondrous film entitled Amour, i.e., “Love.” It is with love that I watched the film and with love that I write about it now. For Amour, the acclaimed Austrian director picked up his second Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Foreign Language film award from the New York Film Critics Circle this week. The film is Austria’s official selection to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and I believe it has a strong chance of receiving the Oscar as 2012’s Best Foreign Film.

‘Killing Them Softly’ Review 6/10

‘Killing Them Softly’ Review

Release Date:   November 30th, 2012
MPAA Rating:   R
Director:   Andrew Dominik
Film Pulse Score:   6/10

Killing Them Softly is the film adaptation of George V. Higgins’s crime novel Cogan’s Trade from 1974. Whereas the novel

‘The Collection’ Review 5/10

‘The Collection’ Review

Release Date: November 30, 2012
Director: Marcus Dunstan
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 5/10

The Collection is a sequel to 2009’s The Collector, and if you’re like a lot of people including my girlfriend,

‘The Sessions’ Review 8/10

‘The Sessions’ Review

Release Date: November 16, 2012
Director: Ben Lewin
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 8/10

Yes, it has been a couple of weeks since The Sessions opened but it only recently came to my neck

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GUT Review

Gut is not a film for everyone. The slow, deliberate pace will frustrate some of the more mainstream horror fans, and the decidedly low-budget indie feel will turn some people off as well.  For others like myself however, these aspects of the film set it apart from the typical run-of-the-mill slasher, and elevate it something different and more interesting than most horror flicks.



There are a lot of moments in Rust and Bone, the new film from French director Jacques Audiard, that leave the viewer utterly dejected. These beautifully crafted and framed moments continue to beat down the viewer and the characters, themselves, over the course of the film's 120 minute run time.

‘Life of Pi’ Review 7/10

‘Life of Pi’ Review

Release Date:   November 21st, 2012
MPAA Rating:   PG
Director:   Ang Lee
Film Pulse Score:   7/10

I should preface this review by stating that I did not see Life of Pi in 3D. I happen to

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There is a moment very near the beginning of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln that made me literally roll my eyes. My disdain for Spielberg’s recent work is not a secret, and it’s mostly because of the overwrought, shoe-horned, out of place schmaltz he forces into his later works.

‘The Comedy’ Review 7/10

‘The Comedy’ Review

Release Date:   November 9th, 2012
MPAA Rating:   Not Rated
Director:   Rick Alverson
FilmPulse Score:   7/10

The Comedy is not funny. It has its moments, but overall there are little laughs in this film about a

‘Skyfall’ Review 8/10

‘Skyfall’ Review

Release Date: November 9, 2012
Director: Sam Mendes
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 8/10

Historically, Bond films have been following a relatively straightforward formula since its humble beginnings on screen 50 years ago. Every