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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • Tube-Fed: All About Eva
    • Tube-Fed: All About Eva

      Originally published March 9, 2005. Producing, writing, editing and hosting a local cable television program can be a thankless, all-consuming enterprise. I know because…
    • Mr. Holmes
    • Mr. Holmes

      Hollywood's go-to geezer may just have given the performance of his career. Since 2001, Sir Ian McKellen has been playing Gandalf in a seemingly…
    • Love the Coopers
    • Love the Coopers

      Let's make one thing crystal clear: You may decide to see the Coopers. You may recognize most of the actors playing the Coopers. You…
    • Spectre
    • Spectre

      Ironically, the three kinds of movies that have always interested me the least are the three about which other filmgoers get worked up the most:…
    • Burnt
    • Burnt

      The silver linings have been getting fewer and farther between for Bradley Cooper. At first glance, his career might appear to be in great…
    • Steve Jobs
    • Steve Jobs

      On October 11, 2011, I received an email from Simon & Schuster asking whether I might be interested in having an author named Walter Isaacson…
    • The Walk
    • The Walk

      Steven Spielberg has described Jaws as a film containing two distinct movies: First, the land-based story of a town stalked by a great white. And…
    • The Martian
    • The Martian

      Matt Damon may play the marooned astronaut who fights to make it home in this feel-good sci-fi epic, but the big news is that director…
    • Pawn Sacrifice
    • Pawn Sacrifice

      In both of Tobey Maguire's finest film appearances, he's played "wonder boys." First he was the preternaturally gifted writer James Leer in Curtis Hanson's wonderful…
    • Black Mass
    • Black Mass

      Johnny Depp ditches the flouncy flourishes, silly accents and funny hats and gets back down to the business of acting in Black Mass, easily his…
    • The Visit
    • The Visit

      Something in us yearns to see M. Night Shyamalan make a comeback. The writer-director's early triumphs — especially The Sixth Sense (1999) — were…
    • No Escape
    • No Escape

      Owen Wilson finds himself "behind enemy lines" again, only this time he doesn't play a naval aviator (as he did in that 2001 film), and…
    • American Ultra
    • American Ultra

      The latest from Project X director Nima Nourizadeh is the definition of a one-joke movie. To be fair, though, this is August. Most movies dumped…
    • The Gift
    • The Gift

      It's a pleasure to be reminded every once in a while that people can surprise you. Just three years ago, the Australian actor Joel…
    • Vacation
    • Vacation

      You know what's missing from this sequel to the 1983 family road trip classic? Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo as the heads of the Griswold…
    • Amy
    • Amy

      You always hurt the one you love, the saying goes. But, as we observe with a mixture of dread and disgust in this transfixing documentary…
    • Ant-Man
    • Ant-Man

      Remember Steve Martin's hilarious "Let's get small" bit from 1977? Many of you will be too young to recall when he was the biggest standup…
    • The Gallows
    • The Gallows

      OK, it's official: Worst Movie of the Year. Sure, there are lots of months left on the 2015 calendar, but it's simply inconceivable that a…

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