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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • Hitchcock
    • Hitchcock

      Movie Review
      What do you do when you’ve decided to make a movie based on a book entitled Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho but haven’t…
    • The Central Park Five
    • The Central Park Five

      Movie Review
      Directed by Ken Burns, his daughter, Sarah Burns, and her husband, David McMahon, this documentary (upcoming at the Savoy Theater in Montpelier) tells the shocking…
    • Killing Them Softly
    • Killing Them Softly

      Movie Review
      Remember the adage “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? I wish writer-director Andrew Dominik had. Right about the time he decided to turn the…
    • Anna Karenina
    • Anna Karenina

      Movie Review
      “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players. Except when they’re statues.” It’s just possible that’s what British director Joe…
    • Lincoln
    • Lincoln

      Movie Review
      This was always going to be a significant film. Its central character, after all, is among the most mythologized human beings who ever lived. Its…
    • The Sessions
    • The Sessions

      Movie Review
      When I try to imagine how I’d respond to the ordeal of losing the ability to move my body from the neck down and spending…
    • Flight
    • Flight

      Movie Review
      It’s always nice when a movie asks questions but even nicer when those questions are complex, morally ambiguous or at least a bit tough.…
    • Chasing Mavericks
    • Chasing Mavericks

      Movie Review
      Some movies practically beg your mind to wander. As I sat through the soggy formula-fest that is Chasing Mavericks, I found myself contemplating a single…
    • The House I Live In
    • The House I Live In

      Movie Review
      Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary works so perfectly as a companion piece to Why We Fight (2005) that he could have called it Why We Jail.…
    • Argo
    • Argo

      Movie Review
      Bill Clinton probably should have gotten credit of some kind in Ben Affleck’s latest production. The former president may not have written the true story…
    • Taken 2
    • Taken 2

      Movie Review
      So many key players from the 2008 hit Taken appear in this pale imitation that it’s only natural to point at the newcomer when looking…
    • Arbitrage
    • Arbitrage

      Movie Review
      “Let me tell you about the very rich,” F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, little suspecting he was paving the way for a movie genre. “They…
    • End of Watch
    • End of Watch

      Movie Review
      There hasn’t been a whole lot of “found footage” worth finding in films made over the past several years, but writer-director David Ayer snaps that…
    • Bachelorette
    • Bachelorette

      Movie Review
      With her feature-film debut, playwright Leslye Headland makes a desperate attempt to squeeze a little more mileage from modern-day Hollywood’s most overused comic premise: Old…
    • Sleepwalk With Me
    • Sleepwalk With Me

      Movie Review
      Mike Birbiglia’s first film project isn’t so much the story of a struggling comic and his dreams of fame as it is the story of…
    • Lawless
    • Lawless

      Movie Review
      Why a movie doesn’t work is not necessarily a complicated or mysterious thing. Sometimes the reason is surprisingly simple. Take the case of Lawless. Despite…
    • Premium Rush
    • Premium Rush

      Movie Review
      Sometimes good things come in completely ridiculous packages. That’s the case with Premium Rush — 91 minutes of over-the-top nonsense that miraculously succeed in…
    • The Odd Life of Timothy Green
    • The Odd Life of Timothy Green

      Movie Review
      The new film from writer-director Peter (Dan in Real Life) Hedges is 104 minutes long and doesn’t contain a single believable moment. I hated this…
    • Ruby Sparks
    • Ruby Sparks

      Movie Review
      Zoe Kazan knows a little something about creative types. Her mother, Robin Swicord, cowrote the screenplay for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Her father,…
    • The Queen of Versailles
    • The Queen of Versailles

      Movie Review
      “The very rich,” F. Scott Fitzgerald famously wrote, “are different from you and me.” One thing photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield accomplishes with her latest…
    • The Watch
    • The Watch

      Movie Review
      Do yourself a favor: Completely disregard everything you read about this movie. Except, you know, this. I can’t explain it. Every now and then it…
    • Casa de Mi Padre
    • Casa de Mi Padre

      Movie Review
      Why am I writing about a Will Ferrell movie that played in our area for about five minutes last March? For several reasons: One is…
    • To Rome With Love
    • To Rome With Love

      Movie Review
      Woody Allen has a long history of following his most masterful creations with misfires, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that his first…
    • Savages
    • Savages

      Movie Review
      Oliver Stone has given us an unforgettable fable of friendship, betrayal, greed and doomed love set against the backdrop of the drug trade. The problem…
    • Ted
    • Ted

      Movie Review
      We’ve lived so long in the Age of Apatow that it’s hard to recall a time when the recipe for comic cinema didn’t call for…

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