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Suffused with an elegiac melancholy, the latest film from James Ponsoldt (director of 2013’s The Spectacular Now) takes as its subject not so much the late David Foster Wallace as the loneliness that suffuses life. It is a beautiful film: the biopic as paragraph. Its central mystery, seen through the eyes of a young, middlingly… Read More
WOUB contributor Scott Pfeiffer reviews the new film Birdman, a comeback of sorts for Michael Keaton, with top-notch performances from Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone.
Two of today's top comic actors, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, give fine dramatic performances as troubled siblings in the new film The Skeleton Twins.
WOUB contributor Scott Pfeiffer says the movie will strike a deep, true chord in anyone who has a brother or sister.
While the new film Get On Up has all the familiar Hollywood biopic clichés, it's still an exhilarating, colorful, kinetic whirlwind, according to WOUB contributor Scott Pfeiffer.
Made by the team who gave us The Help, this examination of James Brown's life manages to do its main job: It makes you feel the funk.
WOUB contributor Scott Pfeiffer gives "thumbs up" to the new documentary, Life Itself, which examines the life and work of Roger Ebert, and shares how Ebert has influenced his own life.
Locke and Under the Skin, two new unconventional films set in the UK, both work variations on a theme of driving. And both show there's still some originality left in movies in 2014, according to WOUB critic Scott Pfeiffer.
Just in time for the 2014 Academy Awards, Scott Pfeiffer looks back at several of the Best Picture contenders, including The Wolf of Wall Street, Her, Nebraska, Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Dallas Buyers Club.
WOUB contributor Scott Pfeiffer checks out the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, based on the early 1960s folk music scene in New York City.
WOUB film reviewer Scott Pfeiffer shares his Top 10 of '13, including Before Midnight, 56 Up and 20 Feet From Stardom.
Scott Pfeiffer reviews Woody Allen's 45th film, Blue Jasmine, a tragicomedy starring Cate Blanchett and Alec Baldwin. According to Pfeiffer, it's one of Allen's strongest films in years. "I haven't stopped thinking about it," he writes.