Tag Archives: Shailene Woodley

The Fault in Our Stars review

Directed by Josh Boone, written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, adapting the book by John Green I'll admit it. I cried. I saw the way this movie set me up to get emotional toward the end and it didn't matter an iota that I was aware of its machinations. So, crying-credit where it's… Read More

Divergent review

Directed by Neil Burger Written by Evan Daugherty and Vanessa Taylor, from the novel by Veronica Roth It's been a while since I've had such aggressively ambivalent feelings about a movie. While I felt the premise and many of the plot details were ridiculous and poorly thought-out, I really enjoyed the feature's execution: The direction,… Read More

The Spectacular Now review

Directed by James Ponsoldt Written by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, adapting the Tim Tharp novel The Spectacular Now manages a very difficult trick: it quietly shifts its tone without selling out or undercutting the way it starts or how it ends. It's a teen coming-of-age movie that begins lightly and gets heavy, but… Read More

The Descendants review

Directed by Alexander PayneScreenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash from a novel by Kaui Hart HemmingsGeorge Clooney is Matt King. Matt is the trustee of a large parcel of land in Hawaii, a place that seems a whole lot like paradise despite Matt's voiceover telling us that everyone's life has rough patches, even… Read More