This weekend at FNC

Some award hopefuls, a homegrown zombie movie, Harry Dean Stanton’s swan song and a major disappointment round out the last stretch of FNC.

Lowbrow meets highbrow in Dead Man Down

Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace star in an action thriller, from the director of the original Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, that tries semi-successfully to fuse lowbrow and highbrow cinematic pursuits.

Seven Psychopaths: Magnificent Mess

The guys-with-guns genre is played out. What’s a guy (In Bruges director Martin McDonagh) to do but to follow it up with a self-indulgent, rambling meta-movie that points out exactly what is wrong with the genre?

Total Recall: from mindfuck to mindless

When the new Total Recall was announced, a number of people questioned the need to remake a movie only 20-some years old. I gave it the benefit of the doubt. After all, it’s nice to think that a Paul Verhoeven film is considered classic enough to revisit. After watching the new version (directed byUnderworldseries hack Len Wiseman), I can’t help but feel that the question still lingers.