Zombieland (2009)

Feb 22, 2011 by Mr. Nau Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin star in this hilarious, yet bad-assed comedy about a group of people trying to find a sanctuary in a zombie apocalypse. Harrelson’s character, Tallahassee, presents a set of rules for surviving zombies, which the film explores in side-splitting ways. Grade: […]

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead (2007)

Feb 19, 2011 by Mr. Nau In this tight engrossing crime thriller, two brothers in financial trouble decide to rob their parents’ jewelry store. After the event takes place, their father becomes obsessed with finding the culprits. The acting performances in this difficult piece are jaw-droppingly virtuosic, with moments of real pain and palpable menace. […]

Mammoth (2009)

Feb 05, 2011 by Mr. Nau Director Lukas Moodysson’s critique on globalization centers around a New York family — a businessman who has to travel to Thailand, an emergency room surgeon, their young daughter, their Filipina nanny, and her family back home. The lead performances in this picture are beautifully realized, particularly Michelle Williams as […]