“My Life as a Movie”
Harbinger film critic Alex Lamb gives his final preview of the most anticipated movies this summer.
It’s a good thing “Lockout” doesn’t take itself seriously, because this B-movie space actioner gets far more mileage out of its recycled plot, stock characters and tame shootouts by keeping a fairly tongue-in-cheek sensibility about itself, chiefly driven by Guy Pearce’s highly entertaining performance.
There’s no denying “We Need to Talk About Kevin” is a difficult film — it’s the story of a mother’s worst nightmare and her seemingly evil son, told with structural complexity and devastating power.
The Foreign Language Film Oscar winner “A Separation” outshines all the other 2012 Oscar-winning movies with its authenticity, humanity and complex morality. This astounding piece of pure storytelling stands in a class of its own as it delivers a layered, relatable and inherently compelling tale, full of raw emotion and profoundly insightful truths about human nature.