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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak is a film reviewer for Seven Days.
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    • American Hustle
    • American Hustle

      Movie Review
      How apropos that the con artist in David O. Russell’s new film has a sideline selling forgeries. American Hustle plays like an imitation of Scorsese.…
    • Out of the Furnace
    • Out of the Furnace

      Movie Review
      Crazy Heart, the Oscar-winning directorial debut of actor-turned-filmmaker Scott Cooper, told a story of small-town people with dwindling prospects who, against all odds, achieve a…
    • Philomena
    • Philomena

      Movie Review
      And just like that, Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand are robbed of the title of Most Cloying and Thoroughly Preposterous Duo on a Road Trip…
    • Dallas Buyers Club
    • Dallas Buyers Club

      Movie Review
      Movie-star trajectories don’t usually work like Matthew McConaughey’s. Important actors traditionally make the films for which they’re remembered early on, and then run out the…
    • All Is Lost
    • All Is Lost

      Movie Review
      When it comes to man-versus-nature adventures, I’m pretty sure it’s a bad sign if every now and then you find yourself rooting for nature. It’s…
    • 12 Years a Slave
    • 12 Years a Slave

      Movie Review
      Where are the serious American films about slavery? And how did I fail to note the paucity of pictures addressing our national dirty laundry? Just…
    • Last Vegas
    • Last Vegas

      Movie Review
      You read a lot about the battle between digital and celluloid, but little about the format that’s rapidly becoming dominant in Hollywood: Geezerscope. Mark my…
    • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa
    • Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

      Movie Review
      What’s wrong with this picture: Being John Malkovich. Adaptation. Where the Wild Things Are. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa? “One of these things is not like…
    • The Fifth Estate
    • The Fifth Estate

      Movie Review
      “I do not believe that this film is a good film.” — Julian Assange He may be creepy. He may look like he escaped from…
    • Frances Ha
    • Frances Ha

      Movie Review
      Watching Frances Ha, it hit me: Greta Gerwig is the anti-Zooey. Both actresses are quirky, sweet, funny and attractive, but there’s a significant distinction. Deschanel…
    • Gravity
    • Gravity

      Movie Review
      In the course of his fabulous new film, Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón achieves countless technical marvels. But the effect that impressed me most was in…
    • Rush
    • Rush

      Movie Review
      Ron Howard does indeed possess a beautiful mind. Let us count the ways the world would be diminished without him: First, there never would’ve been…
    • The Family
    • The Family

      Movie Review
      Obviously Robert De Niro was abducted by aliens, and the fellow we’ve watched sleepwalk through nearly 20 years of shlock is a pod person. A…
    • The Spectacular Now
    • The Spectacular Now

      Movie Review
      James Ponsoldt has a drinking problem. The problem is that he apparently can’t stop making movies about drinking. Since 2006, he’s directed the following —…
    • Blue Jasmine
    • Blue Jasmine

      Movie Review
      Wow, I’d read great things about Woody Allen’s latest and was psyched to see his return to form — and return to the States, after…
    • Jobs
    • Jobs

      Movie Review
      If Jobs were a device instead of a movie, it would be an eight-track player. Maybe a Donkey Kong game. Anything but the sort of…
    • We're the Millers
    • We're the Millers

      Movie Review
      Some things in American culture are easier to make fun of than to make funny. Take the recreational vehicle. If history has taught us anything,…
    • The Way, Way Back
    • The Way, Way Back

      Movie Review
      Where I grew up in Maine was just far enough from the ocean that having a meaningful relationship with it meant renting a cottage at…
    • Grown Ups 2
    • Grown Ups 2

      Movie Review
      Adam Sandler is the new Frank Sinatra. Look at that sentence for a minute. Take it in. There are Hitchcock films less disquieting. Well, strap…
    • Help! on Blu-ray
    • Help! on Blu-ray

      Movie Review
      Once upon a time we walked into buildings called “record stores” and bought vinyl disks with new Beatles songs on them. It’s funny, back then,…
    • The Heat
    • The Heat

      Movie Review
      Before I tell you what a huge fan of Bridesmaids director Paul Feig I am, and what a worthy follow-up to that comic milestone his…

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