Sam Hoffman

Movie Review: The Oranges (2011)

The Oranges borrowed the underlying suburban malaise of “American Beauty” and remolded it into a comedy. West Orange, New Jersey resembles the 2000 Best Picture winner but the atmosphere is different. The characters still make horrible choices which impact their immediate families and friends, but the looming dread and depression are replaced by a lighter…

Movie Review: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

The key to appreciating any Wes Anderson film (memorable efforts as “Rushmore,” “The Royal Tenenbaums”), is to have the ability to either pick up on his clipped and funny dialogue (usually voiced by actors in a totally serious deadpan monotone), or somehow connect with his goofy situations and quirky characters that slip between incredibly believable…

Movie Trailer: Moonrise Kingdom (2012)

Puppy love. It can make kids do stupid things. In Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, for which the first trailer was just released today, it causes Suzy and Sam to run away from their “normalish” lives to live on a small island together relying on Sam’s boy scout abilities to survive. This, predictably, doesn’t go well…

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