‘The Master’ Review 8/10

‘The Master’ Review

Release Date:  September 21, 2012
MPAA Rating:  R
Director:  P.T. Anderson
FilmPulse Score:  8/10

The Master is P.T. Anderson’s first film in five years since 2007’s Oscar-nominated There Will Be Blood. The most memorable aspect of There

‘End of Watch’ Review 6.5/10

‘End of Watch’ Review

Release Date: September 21, 2012
Director: David Ayer
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 6.5/10

The “found footage” conceit is nothing new. Neither is the ‘buddy cop’ dynamic.  Putting them together, however, is an interesting

‘Dredd 3D’ Review 7/10

‘Dredd 3D’ Review

Release Date: September 21, 2012
Director: Pete Travis
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 7/10

When I first began reporting on Dredd 3D, the reboot of the 1995 Stallone flop, I saw just another studio

‘Arbitrage’ Review 7.5/10

‘Arbitrage’ Review

Release Date: September 14, 2012 (Limited)
Current Showing via OnDemand Platforms
Director: Nicholas Jarecki
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 7.5/10

Arbitrage tells a surprisingly simple story of a complex man dealing with a series



There’s been a slew of feel good movies coming out this year, most of which debuted during this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and Mads Matthiesen’s debut feature film Teddy Bear fits safely into that trend. Based on a short film also from Matthiesen, Teddy Bear features a heartfelt story, along with a stellar performance from the film’s lead, Kim Kold. It’s the perfect blend of comedy and drama, and while the storyline itself is nothing special, it’s the uniqueness of the characters that make this film worth your time.


‘The Possession’ Review

Release Date: August 31, 2012
Director: Ole Bornedal
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 3.5/10

So, it’s easy to call The Possession the Jewish stepchild of the excellent film The Exorcist. It involves a little girl’s purchase of



Craig Zobel’s Compliance is a deeply disturbing, yet masterfully crafted tale, based on true events. It’s not a film for everyone, and it’s a difficult film to watch and to write about. That being said, it’s a wonderfully shot, riveting, nail-biter of a film that will leave you yelling at the screen and wanting it all to be over. It’s one of the few instances where the term “Inspired by true events,” is not only a true statement, but reinforces the events of the film.

‘Lawless’ Review 6.5/10

‘Lawless’ Review

Release Date: August 29, 2012
Director: John Hillcoat
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 6.5/10

In John Hillcoat’s new film Lawless, he attempts to bring the true story of the bootlegging Bondourant family to life, and

‘Premium Rush’ Review 7/10

‘Premium Rush’ Review

Release Date: August 24, 2012
Director: David Koepp
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 7/10

It’s easy to criticize how companies market their films at times. They often misrepresent what they’re selling in an attempt to drum up

‘The Expendables 2’ Review 6/10

‘The Expendables 2’ Review

Release Date: August 17, 2012
Director: Simon West
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 6/10

The Expendables 2 promises to be the biggest, baddest, most explosive flick ever, with a cast comprised of nearly every

‘Killer Joe’ Review 8/10

‘Killer Joe’ Review

Release Date:  July 27th, 2012 (Limited)
MPAA Rating:   NC-17
Director: William Friedkin
FilmPulse Score: 8/10

Killer Joe is the new film from William Friedkin, and its release marks the second time Friedkin has adapted a play

‘Hope Springs’ Review 6.5/10

‘Hope Springs’ Review

Release Date:  August 8, 2012 (Limited)
Director:  David Frankel
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Film Pulse Score:  6.5/10

I went into this movie assuming it would be a complete “chick flick,” but the performance by Tommy Lee

‘Bachelorette’ Review 6/10

‘Bachelorette’ Review

Release Date:  September 7, 2012 (Limited)
Currently Showing Via OnDemand Platforms
Director:  Leslye Headland
MPAA Rating:  R
Film Pulse Score:  6/10

I know everyone says this is a rip-off of 2011’s hit comedy Bridesmaids;