Movies

“Unfriended”

“Unfriended”

The central conceit of “Unfriended,” the latest cheapo horror flick to sate you till summer blockbusters arrive, is also its motivating gimmick. Six teenagers gather online (mostly via Skype, iMessage and Facebook) and notice a strange anonymous character in the video chat room with them. Coincidentally, they’re all making plans together on the anniversary of read more

“Woman in Gold”

“Woman in Gold”

“Woman in Gold,” a cinematic glass of Chardonnay, pairs Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds as an odd-couple team out to right an old Nazi wrong. She’s Maria Altmann, 80-something and living quietly in Los Angeles, an immigrant since escaping Vienna at the brink of the second world war. Her wealthy family was dismantled, robbed and read more

“It Follows”

“It Follows”

You think laughs are cheap? Try scares. The best horror flicks are the cheapest (as are the worst, just to be fair) in part because simple things are the scariest. Heights. Bees. The open ocean. The dark. Scary, all, and free, abundant. Death, perhaps the scariest of all, is free to anyone who waits. Horror read more