Europa Report (2013)

Nov 13, 2013 by Mr. Nau Six astronauts travel to Europa, the ice moon of Jupiter, in this documentary-style found-footage science fiction thriller, on a privately funded mission to drill through the surface to probe the liquid core beneath. The talented cast, tight minimalist storytelling, and scientifically-plausible plot keep the audience in suspense. Grade: A-. […]

Amelia (2009)

Nov 10, 2013 by Mr. Nau Hilary Swank and Richard Gere lend their considerable talent to a star-studded cast in a poorly-scripted attempt to dramatize the life of Amelia Earhart. Somehow, whoever wrote this picture turned an amazing life full of dramatic accomplishments into a tepid retelling of facts, completely unworthy of its namesake. Grade: […]

A Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011)

Nov 08, 2013 by Mr. Nau In this drama that takes place in a series of Los Angeles bars, multiple stories interweave through the lives of a handful of eccentric characters. Despite a few strange twists and turns, this small humorous noir picture holds together as a character study, with smart hip writing and solid […]

Dakota Skye (2008)

Nov 07, 2013 by Mr. Nau Dakota Skye has a superpower: the ability to see the truth any time somebody lies. When her boyfriend’s best friend comes to visit, she can’t figure out why it doesn’t work on him. This sweet indie romance doesn’t take itself too seriously, but features plenty of endearing and funny […]