Gwynedd Stuart ditches the small screen for the big one this week with her long review of Aloha, the latest rom-com from Cameron Crowe (Say Anything . . . , Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous). Meanwhile, I ditch the big screen for the small one, after a fashion, with my review of Entourage, the motion picture.
Love & Mercy
We've got new reviews of: Aloft, a magical-realist drama from Peruvian director Claudia Llosa (The Milk of Sorrow) starring Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy; Hard to Be a God, a Russian sci-fi epic about earth scientists trying to help out a planet that lags 800 years behind our own; The Icing, a comedy from Czech director Jan Hrebejk (Up and Down) about a wedding party gone wrong; Insidious: Chapter 3, the latest installment of the family-friendly horror franchise; Love & Mercy, starring Paul Dano as the young Brian Wilson and John Cusack as the old one; The Nightmare, a documentary by Rodney Ascher (Room 237) about people who suffer from sleep paralysis; Spy, an espionage comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids); Tonnerre, a low-key French psychodrama in which a thirtysomething rock musician falls for a college student; and A Wolf at the Door, a Brazilian crime drama about cops trying to solve a child abduction.