Film Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Posted on December 09, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller Although movie sequels can sometimes be predictable and annoying, the film Horrible Bosses succeeds to define the norm or boring sequel stereotype. The comedy of the first film centers around three workers trying to murder their respective bosses. This classic tale extended into Horrible Bosses 2 with a respectable twist. The new […]

Film Review: St. Vincent

Posted on November 24, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller St. Vincent is a new comedy starring Bill Murray, Mellissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts. In truth, it is not just a comedy but also a deeper reflection on many serious themes. This film is a reflection of human kindness, the ability of people to engender compassion and what constitutes a ‘saintly’ person. […]

Film Review: Interstellar

Posted on November 17, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller Interstellar, the newest movie directed by the famous Christopher Nolan, is a solid film which bends dimensions in space time and makes one ponder about even the smallest of physical phenomena in our daily life. The all-star cast of this film includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Matt Damon and Michael Cain. This […]

Film Review: Nightcrawler

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Krysteana Scribner in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

The pulse-pounding thriller Nightcrawler, directed by Dan Gilroy, tells the story of a man who is desperate for a job and discovers the high-speed world of crime journalism in Los Angeles. If you find twisted human behavior both fascinating and psychologically thrilling, than this film is a must-see. Nightcrawler tells the story of a sociopath […]

Film Review: John Wick

Posted on November 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller The newest action movie, John Wick, directed by David Leitch and Chad Stahelski, has a generic plot that mixes such movies as Taken and Man on Fire. However the film is still very memorable and rises above most movies that fall under the common man-takes-revenge plot. Trying to connect the idea of […]

Film Review: Gone Girl

Posted on November 04, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller The newest movie directed by David Fincher, titled Gone Girl explores the deeper psychological outlook on what it means to build relationships. Gone Girl shows the audience a very real and complex human relationships we call marriages. Based on the book written by Gillian Flynn, this movie creates ripples upon the serene […]

Film Review: The Judge

Posted on October 27, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller There are many movies that center on courtroom action and the execution of law in the form of drama. There are also movies that focus on family relationships and the complexities of human relationships which are sometimes ignored. The Judge, directed by David Dobkin, is a movie which blends these two ingredients […]

Film Review: The Maze Runner

Posted on September 29, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller The new blockbuster hit “The Maze Runner” directed by Wes Ball, tells the story of a young man named Thomas, who wakes up on a lift with no memory of how he got there, and he’s not alone. He finds himself surrounded by a gigantic moving maze, and it is here that […]

Film review: The Giver

Posted on September 22, 2014 by USM Free Press in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

By Sergey Miller If you had to choose, what would you like most, to be happy or to have free will? This is the central question asked in the recent movie The Giver. In just 130 minutes, questions of euthanasia, science, technology, pain, and the meaning of human nature are questioned and critiqued. Though the […]

Noah is visually impressive but ultimatley sinks

Posted on April 26, 2014 by martinconte in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews

At times reminiscent of the darker side of Jim Henson’s puppet workshop, and at other times wandering through Cormac McCarthy’s burnt-out landscape, all the while grappling with one of the oldest stories in Western civilization’s mythos, Noah is an overproduced, but impeccably acted, well thought out but poorly written, sweeping philosophical endeavor that sometimes stumbles […]