Reel Society

Reviews for the latest movies in theaters and on DVD.

Posts by Day: Friday, July 25, 2008

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

  Review by Matthew Frendo    If I don't start rating some movies badly, I'm surely going to be seen as an uncritical, easygoing movie watcher, which is far from the truth.  I'm...


Brideshead Revisited

  Review by Matthew Frendo Let me start by saying that I'm by no means an expert on period pieces.  I've never sat through an entire Merchant-Ivory film, and found last year's Atonement to...


Man on Wire

  Review by Matthew Frendo It's hard to really critique a documentary, when the film deals with another man's accomplishments.  It's almost unfair, because I have no desire to blaspheme an...


American Teen

  Review by Matthew Frendo Cinéma vérité roughly translates to "cinema of truth".  It's a style of documentary filmmaking that combines naturalistic elements with editing, staged setups, a...


Step Brothers

  Review by Mark Lengieza  Will Ferrell, where have you gone?  The answer to this question might just be “over the top,” which is exactly what Step Brothers is.  The latest comed...