Movie Diary 7/31/2012

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (David Bowers, 2012). It doesn’t matter in the vast scheme of things, but the three movies in this series have all been pretty darned good. So, notice taken. (full review 8/3)

Compliance (Craig Zobel, 2012). A creepy-sounding Sundance picture (about the real-life fast-food-restaurant hoax that led to employees obeying authority to a devastating degree) turns out to be truly creepy. Maybe the proposed subtext, about people following orders too easily, is secondary to the idea of an enormous absence of critical thinking in this country. (full review 8/24)

At What a Feeling!, get the jitters with James Woods in a vintage review of Harold Becker’s The Boost.

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