End of Watch: One for the B-team

September 21, 2012

End of Watch Grade: 88 Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick, America Ferrera, Cody Horn, David Harbour Director: David Ayer Rating: R, for language and extreme violence Running time: 108 minutes David Ayer’s End of Watch is a maddeningly …

Reel Civil Rights Film Festival

September 21, 2012

Thius is what Levi has been working on — among other things. The Reel Civil Rights Film Festival opens this evening screening with a screening of the documentary Miss Representation at 7 p.m. in the Conway Room of Peabody Little …

Toys in the Attic is creepily wonderful

September 20, 2012

Toys in the Attic Grade: 87 Cast: Voices of Vivian Schilling, Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Cary Elwes Director: Jiri Barta, Vivian Schilling Rating: Not rated, nothing objectionable Running time: 76 minutes It’s not often that I will stoop to quoting …

Like a big-screen game, focus of Dredd 3D is body count

September 20, 2012

Dredd 3D Grade: 77 Cast: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Wood Harris Director: Pete Travis Rating: R, for strong bloody violence, language, drug use and some sexual content Running time: 95 minutes By Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune …

Chrystal screens tonight

September 20, 2012

Ray McKinnon’s Chrystal, which stars the late Lisa Blount and Billy Bob Thornton, screens tonight at 7 p.m. at Argenta Community Theater, 405 Main St., North Little Rock as part of the ongoing Argenta Film Series. I think a lot …

A few minutes with Tommie Smith

September 20, 2012

The 2012 Reel Civil Rights Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through Tuesday (Sept. 21-25) at various venues in Little Rock and North Little Rock. To see the full schedule click here. Admission to all screenings is free. Tickets …

Julie Delpy’s 2 Days in New York: They ought to move to Brooklyn

September 20, 2012

Friday’s MovieStyle is choked with copy. So this review, along with tons of other overflow material is moving to the web. Which was sort of the original idea of this blog anyway. The film opens tomorrow at Little Rock’s Market …

Brother Bob version 2.0

September 19, 2012

Brother Bob was bad to drink; Mother’s baby and her pride. She wrote him lots of checks, I think, and seeded dreams of regicide. Our father was a stalwart cuss, red-assed, tall and strong and spare. He’d look Jesus in …

Levi Agee’s Screengems: A chat with Vivian Schillinger about Toys in the Attic

September 19, 2012

Once again, Levi’s column was kicked out for space reasons. This will probably be an ongoing problem until the middle of December or so. But he’ll keep writing them. Your monkey’s review of the film will go up on this …

Hobbit trailer, anyone? Anyone?

September 19, 2012