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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • Young Adult
    • Young Adult

      Movie Review
      In a way it’s fitting that Young Adult is the last film I’ll review this year, because it’s also the last film I’d encourage you…
    • The Sitter
    • The Sitter

      Movie Review
      And, with an under-the-wire entry from acclaimed writer-director David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls), the award season’s best-picture race just got very,…
    • Melancholia
    • Melancholia

      Movie Review
      Leave it to Lars von Trier to begin his latest with movie history’s most transcendently gorgeous spoiler. It’s a sequence that, except for its final…
    • The Descendants
    • The Descendants

      Movie Review
      How to account for the virtually universal acclaim director Alexander Payne has received for his first film in the seven years since Sideways? One possibility,…
    • Martha Marcy May Marlene
    • Martha Marcy May Marlene

      Movie Review
      Let’s begin at the end: This movie doesn’t have one. If a filmmaking trend has emerged over the past year, it’s the arthouse affectation of…
    • Margin Call
    • Margin Call

      Movie Review
      Coincidentally, I watched an award screener of Contagion just before running out to catch Margin Call and was unsettled by the number of eerie parallels…
    • Tower Heist
    • Tower Heist

      Movie Review
      There are at least four robberies associated with this film, and only two of them appear in the screenplay. There is the embezzlement of billions…
    • The Rum Diary
    • The Rum Diary

      Movie Review
      On the one hand, it’s impossible not to be touched by Johnny Depp’s devotion to Hunter S. Thompson. The two became friends around the time…
    • Paranormal Activity 3
    • Paranormal Activity 3

      Movie Review
      Since the creators of The Blair Witch Project struck it rich in 1999, attempting to replicate their success by replicating their found-footage formula has become…
    • The Big Year
    • The Big Year

      Movie Review
      You know something’s up when a studio spends millions of dollars on a picture’s ads and trailers, all the while desperately trying to keep you…
    • The Ides of March
    • The Ides of March

      Movie Review
      I was perplexed by George Clooney’s fourth directorial outing. Certainly not because he decided to tell a downer of a story about the dark side…
    • 50/50
    • 50/50

      Movie Review
      Seth Rogen played a cancer patient’s doofus bud just two years ago in Judd Apatow’s underrated Funny People, so, when I first saw the trailer…
    • The Devil's Double
    • The Devil's Double

      Movie Review
      Many of my readers will be too young to recall “The Patty Duke Show,” the principal attraction of which was the technical miracle making it…
    • The Last Mountain
    • The Last Mountain

      Movie Review
      Forget Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Fright Night and Final Destination 5; the season’s most horrifying film is The Last Mountain, Bill Haney’s shocking…
    • Apollo 18
    • Apollo 18

      Movie Review
      I have to admit that when I first saw the trailer for Spanish director Gonzalo López-Gallego’s entry into the found-footage horror genre, I bought the…
    • The Guard
    • The Guard

      Movie Review
      It’s a shame Brendan Gleeson is pretty much universally acknowledged to be Ireland’s finest living actor, because his Sgt. Gerry Boyle would have made one…
    • Sarah's Key
    • Sarah's Key

      Movie Review
      Imagine a movie about the horrors of the Third Reich made for the Lifetime Channel, and you may begin to have a sense of…
    • 30 Minutes or Less
    • 30 Minutes or Less

      Movie Review
      This is the kind of movie during which one’s mind tends to wander. I suspect it would hightail it out of the theater, hop in…
    • The Change-Up
    • The Change-Up

      Movie Review
      The Change-Up will not be the summer’s biggest comedy, but it may well be its biggest surprise. Before we even get to the movie, let’s…
    • Cowboys & Aliens
    • Cowboys & Aliens

      Movie Review
      I feel a little silly griping that a summer blockbuster entitled Cowboys & Aliens turned out to be disappointingly silly. On the other hand, I…
    • Incendies
    • Incendies

      Movie Review
      It’s taken ages for this year’s Canadian Best Foreign Language Oscar nominee to make it to the area, and, having at long last gotten a…
    • Horrible Bosses
    • Horrible Bosses

      Movie Review
      It hasn’t been much of a summer for movies, but I suspect we may have just turned a corner. In addition to being, I think,…
    • Larry Crowne
    • Larry Crowne

      Movie Review
      How misguided is this movie? Its makers are so rich and so out of touch with reality that when they heard about the 2008 economic…

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