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ReThink Review: Drive -- Stuck In Neutral

Jonathan Kim | Posted 11.21.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you've seen any of the ads for Drive, starring Ryan Gosling as a nameless stunt driver who moonlights as a wheelman for hire, you'd probably think it is a darker, more artsy installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise.

ReThink Interview: Miranda July, Director of The Future

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Miranda July is a role model to thousands (perhaps millions) of aspiring artists, proof that you can actually live out your varied creative dreams without selling out.

ReThink Interview: Chris Weitz, Director of A Better Life

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.01.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

If you had just directed a movie that went on to gross over $700 million worldwide, what would you direct next? Director Chris Weitz chose to make a small movie from a screenplay that had been languishing for over 20 years.

ReThink Review: Thor -- Thorrible?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.06.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Thor marks the official beginning of the summer blockbuster season -- and these days, that means comic books and superheroes.

Mars Needs Moms and the Uncanny Valley

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.28.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Naturally, such a spectacular flop has caused furious head scratching as studio executives try to figure out what happened so future films can avoid a similar fate.

ReThink Review: Vanishing On 7th Street -- When Dark Is Just Dark

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I was pretty excited to hear about Vanishing on 7th Street, where a mysterious, living darkness descends on Detroit. It's a concept ripe for allegory. But it didn't work out that way.

Rethink Review: Just Go With It -- It's a Trap!

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

This ad campaign is designed to trick guys into volunteering to see what is not only a romcom, but a truly horrific one that people of any gender should avoid.

ReThink Review: Blue Valentine -- NC-17? Really?

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Blue Valentine has been receiving a smattering of Oscar buzz for its two stars, Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, for their gritty, un-Hollywood por...

ReThink Review: Piranha 3D -- the Funniest Boobs, Blood and Prehistoric Fish Movie You'll See All Year

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

On my way to the hastily-added LA screening of Piranha 3D last week, I had already figured out my headline: Piranha 3D -- A Movie So Bad It's God-Awfu...