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ReThink Review: Cloud Atlas - Free Time

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.26.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Would the Wachowskis redeem themselves with another reality-twisting mindbender? Or would Cloud Atlas prove that The Matrix was truly a fluke?

Neighbor Admits To Shooting And Sexually Assaulting Whitney Heichel: Affidavit

AP | STEVEN DUBOIS | Posted 10.24.2012 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man accused of killing an Oregon barista told police he fatally shot the woman after kidnapping her and forcing her to perform a s...

ReThink Review: Brooklyn Castle - Making Chess Club Cool

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.19.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

It's impossible to watch Brooklyn Castle and think that a program like this and the kids who benefit from it should be sacrificed so multi-millionaires can get a tax cut, so hopefully this scrappy, inspiring doc and its chess wizards get all the attention they deserve.

ReThink Review: Argo - Blowback to the Future

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

With an impressive 91 percent fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes, Argo has been receiving some Oscar buzz, with some critics claiming it's one of the year's best films.

ReThink Review: Wuthering Heights - Modernized Classic

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Oscar-winner Andrea Arnold has pulled off something very special with her adaptation of Emily Brontë's literary classic Wuthering Heights -- she's made a story that's over 150 years old feel modern without modernizing it.

ReThink Interview: Eugene Jarecki, Director of The House I Live In

Jonathan Kim | Posted 12.03.2012 | Crime
Jonathan Kim

Eugene Jarecki's powerful documentary The House I Live In looks at the human consequences of the drug war's failure, which has left the African American community as collateral damage.

ReThink Review: The Iran Job -- Basketball Diplomacy

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.28.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Kim

While the team's struggle to reach the playoffs provides The Iran Job's structure, the film's unexpected heart is Kevin's friendship with three Iranian women -- his physical therapy nurse, Hilda, and her friends Laleh and Elaheh.

ReThink Review: The Perks of Being A Wallflower -- Adapted With Love

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The film's palpable sense of honesty and authenticity is surely due to the fact that Chbosky not only wrote the film's screenplay, but also directed Perks in his hometown of Pittsburgh.

ReThink Review: The Master -- It's Amazing, But Barely About Scientology

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

A lot has been said about whether the Cause is code for Scientology. Anderson drew a lot of inspiration from L. Ron Hubbard and the origins of Scientology, but to say that The Master is about Scientology misses the point.

ReThink Interview: Jake Schreier and Christopher Ford, Director and Writer of Robot & Frank

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.31.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The movie Robot & Frank tells the story of an unlikely friendship between Frank, an aging former cat burglar, and a nameless eldercare robot. But Robot & Frank is no hypothetical sci-fi flight of fancy.

ReThink Review: Sleepwalk With Me -- A Comedian's Wake Up Call

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Sleepwalk With Me is a really wonderful, poignant, funny, and very original film from a unique and honest voice that shows its main character not as a hero, victim, or saint, but as a real person who makes mistakes, and sometimes big, hurtful, avoidable ones.

ReThink Review: The Campaign -- Mock the Vote

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.14.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Campaign exceeded my expectations by ignoring partisan politics and instead poking fun at the realities of modern campaigning, the role of wealthy donors, our gaffe-obsessed media, and, in the end, on voters themselves.

ReThink Review: The Bourne Legacy - A Spy Is(n't) Bourne

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.10.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The studio tried to figure out how to make a Bourne movie without Bourne, but could it feel like anything other than a cynical attempt to squeeze more dollars from a finished franchise?

ReThink Review: The Watch

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.26.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Watch is obviously fiction, but sadly, when unstable people can buy such powerful weapons, we need to do more than just hope that they'll only be aimed at bad guys and aliens.

ReThink Review: The Dark Knight Rises - Haunted by the Ghost of Villains Past

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Dark Knight Rises is very impressive and definitely worth seeing, but without a once-in-a-lifetime performance like Ledger's Joker to provide the pulse, we'll have to be content with a final chapter that certainly delivers, but in a trilogy that peaked in the middle.

ReThink Review: The Amazing Spider-Man -- Slightly Different, Hardly Amazing

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.03.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why would Sony, which owns the rights to the Spider-Man character, feel that it was a good time to reboot the series with The Amazing Spider-Man? As you probably guessed, it has something to do with money.

ReThink Review: Rock of Ages - Remembrance of Hair Bands Past

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.15.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

There were some things in Rock of Ages I really liked, but there were also things that were annoying or just plain weird. But what's weirdest is that what I liked and what I didn't like were often the same things.

ReThink Review: Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Jonathan Kim

This film urges us to look hard at what charities like Komen are really saying about breast cancer, those who have it and the companies trying to "pinkwash" themselves, insulating themselves from criticism.

ReThink Review: Snow White and the Huntsman - Game of Twilight Potter Rings

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.01.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The bad news is Kristen Stewart, whose performance seems transplanted from the Twilight films since she spends so much of both looking either bewildered or angst-ridden with the weight of the world on her shoulders when she isn't running for her life.

ReThink Review: The Dictator - the Not So Innocent Abroad

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

The Dictator is further proof that it's important to laugh at tyrants, not just fear and hate them. The problem is that this doesn't necessarily make for a great movie.

ReThink Review: Battleship: Interplanetary War on Human Eardrums

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Battleship succeeds in being big, dumb, and extremely loud, and after The Avengers, we should all be expecting a lot more.

ReThink Review: Bernie -- Murder on Ice

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Why would a small town in East Texas claim that one of its residents, an assumedly gay man, should be given a lenient sentence for shooting an old woman in the back? That's a question that's only partially answered by Richard Linklater's dark comedy, Bernie.

ReThink Review: Marley -- the Definitive Bob Marley Documentary, in Time for 4/20

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.20.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If 4/20 is the international day for celebrating marijuana, songs by Bob Marley and the Wailers would be the day's equivalent of carols on Christmas. But Marley was much more than a pot smoker and a purveyor of music for barbecues and pool parties.

ReThink Review: Unraveled -- the Bernie Madoff Documentary We Never Got

Jonathan Kim | Posted 06.17.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Marc Dreier may be the biggest Wall Street criminal you've never heard of, but he'd respectfully disagree.

The World Premiere Of Tennessee Williams' Final Play

David Finkle | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
David Finkle

When you sit through something as ludicrous as Williams's last play -- or so we're led to believe of a manuscript cobbled together by other peddler-meddlers -- you spend much of the time wondering whom the roiling cauldron of picked-over Williams obsessions serves.