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Rodrigo Cortes

Movie Review: Red Lights

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.17.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Does psychic ability exist? Can human beings possess and access these kinds of mental powers? Anything's possible, I suppose. Can Rodrigo Cortes build a puzzle that remains mysterious until he places the final piece, thus surprising and satisfying an audience? No such luck, I'm afraid.

Live from Sundance Film Festival 2012: Sunday, Jan. 22

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.24.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I started my first day at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival mostly thankful to actually be in Park City in time for my first screening of the day. Then...

What Would Movies Do Without Cell Phones?

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Is setting a movie in the pre-Internet, pre-cell phone era a storytelling shortcut -- or a storytelling challenge?

2010 Fantastic Fest #2: Good Movies, Stupid Plots

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

Quentin Dupieux's Rubber is a movie about, no joke, an evil tire that can blow things up with its mind.The director is aided by what I believe to be one of the most powerful performances by an inanimate object in decades.

HuffPost Review: Buried

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Is a movie like Buried an actor's greatest dream -- or his worst nightmare? On the one hand, the camera is on you for the whole film. On the other hand, you spend the entire movie confined to a space the size of a coffin.