Tag: Julie Haverkate

Greenberg

Greenberg

Screen Reviews

With Greenberg, film writer-director Noah Baumbach successfully adds another to his patented string of highly intellectual meanderings full of difficult characters expressing their personal pain by violently thrusting it upon others while feigning self-deprecation.

The Scottsboro Boys

The Scottsboro Boys

Event Reviews

Kander and Ebb’s final musical. The Scottsboro Boys, depicts the true story of American racism in the South. Despite a mixture of eye-poppin’ musical sequences and social commentary, the musical misses many cues. Julie Haverkate provides analysis.

Paranormal Activity

Paranormal Activity

Screen Reviews

Ten years after the premiere of the creepily innovative The Blair Witch Project, another super-low budget indie horror flick scares the bejesus out of critic Julie Haverkate with just a homemade video and slight supernatural effects. So what happens when you sleep? Paranormal Activity, that’s what.

District 9

District 9

Screen Reviews

An alien race forced to live in slum-like conditions in Johannesburg discovers a surprising camaraderie with a government agent that is exposed to its biotechnology. It may be 2009’s most thrilling film, sez Julie Haverkate.

The Cove

The Cove

Screen Reviews

Activist and Flipper-trainer Richard O’Barry relives his guilt over captivity and the ill treatment of dolphins through this documentary that explores the slaughter of thousands of beautiful Cetaceans off the coast of Japan.

Last Chance Harvey

Last Chance Harvey

Screen Reviews

Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson offer up tender and touching performances in a predictable but surprisingly enjoyable romantic comedy. Julie Haverkate thinks this Harvey deserves a chance.

The Duchess

The Duchess

Screen Reviews

Julie Haverkate wishes The Duchess moved her as much as Keira Knightley’s performance did.

The Strangers

The Strangers

Screen Reviews

Move over, Michael Myers , The Strangers are in town. Julie Haverkate wonders if it’s the murders or masks that frighten us more.

WALL•E

WALL•E

Screen Reviews

An A-dorable robot attempts to save Earth and win his lady love. Julie Haverkate is surprised by WALL E’s order of priorities, and she thinks you will be too.

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The Wrecks

The Wrecks

Event Reviews

The Wrecks feed fans butter and whiskey at the Beacham Theater as RJ Bowen steps up for a taste.