Review of The Boys are Back

When dealing with death onscreen, a little emotional honesty goes a long way. It’s what made the opening sequence from Pixar’s Up one the most emotionally resonant treatments of the subject in years and it’s what keeps The Boys are Back from descending into pure melodrama. While it still leans dangerously close to saccharine at … Continue reading

Review of The Invention of Lying

The Office and Extras creator Ricky Gervais’s co-directorial debut is essentially the anti-Liar Liar. Where that Jim Carrey vehicle put an unwillingly honest man in a world that runs on lies big and small, Gervais here plays a schlub of a screenwriter who lives in a world where the idea of telling an untruth has … Continue reading