American Ultra

What do you get when you mix a stoner comedy with an espionage thriller and a road-trip romance? That question is posed with mixed results by American Ultra, an extremely violent mash-up that lacks the courage to follow through on its convictions. This half-baked hybrid of slackers and sci-fi is uneven by nature but also […]

The week’s DVDs begin in Belgium:

DVDs and streaming for August 25 by Boo Allen     This week, we begin in Belgium:     Two Days One Night (****) The Criterion Collection releases this relatively recent ticking-clock social drama from Belgium’s Dardenne brothers, Jean-Pierre and Luc. Oscar-nominated Marion Cotillard stars as Sandra, a mother and the wife of Manu (Fabrizio […]