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Rick Kisonak

Rick Kisonak

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

      I swear I tried to take this movie seriously. Reese Witherspoon — who stars and produced — is attempting a professional makeover. I'm all for…
    • The Homesman
    • The Homesman

      Tommy Lee Jones' face is a national treasure, is it not? Each passing year adds to its pricelessness — not in the way a wine…
    • Citizenfour
    • Citizenfour

      As we learn in the final installment of the post-9/11 trilogy from documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras (The Oath), Big Brother is no longer content with…
    • Whiplash
    • Whiplash

      This is a movie about jazz for people who know fairly little about jazz. The less one knows about the history of the form, drumming,…
    • Birdman 
or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 

    • Birdman

      The meta element in Alejandro González Iñárritu's latest film is perhaps its most provocative. It's impossible, for example, to watch this film about a sixtysomething…
    • St. Vincent
    • St. Vincent

      You know a movie's got problems when the story of how it got made is more entertaining than the movie itself. For weeks, the unlikely…
    • Fury
    • Fury

      Some artists spend entire careers recycling and reshaping a defining experience from their youth. Charles Bukowski wrote into old age about the couple of years…
    • The Judge
    • The Judge

      Sometimes people should stick to what they do well. Sure, it's only natural to want to prove you're a pony with more than one trick,…
    • Annabelle
    • Annabelle

      John R. Leonetti (The Butterfly Effect 2) throws everything but the kitchen sink into this prequel to The Conjuring. Doors close by themselves. Music swells…
    • The Equalizer
    • The Equalizer

      It seems like only yesterday I closed my review of Roger Donaldson's lame Taken rip-off The November Man with these words: "It doubtless won't be…
    • No Good Deed
    • No Good Deed

      Before I get into one of the most boneheaded PR moves ever made, I want to address a fact I find jaw-dropping: Idris Elba plays…
    • Calvary
    • Calvary

      Once in a great while, a film proves so profound, funny, devastating, dreamlike and utterly unlike anything else that it leaves you dumbstruck. Which is…
    • The November Man
    • The November Man

      There's good news and bad news when it comes to the latest from Pierce Brosnan. The good news is that he doesn't once break into…
    • If I Stay
    • If I Stay

      If you see just one weeper based on a YA best seller about teen love blossoming beneath the dark cloud of death this year, do…
    • Magic in the Moonlight
    • Magic in the Moonlight

      Woody Allen pulls off a pretty impressive trick with his 44th film: He makes the charm of Emma Stone and Colin Firth disappear. Rarely…
    • Boyhood
    • Boyhood

      It's not every day you see something you don't see every day. The day you experience writer-director Richard Linklater's remarkable new work, I guarantee,…
    • And So It Goes
    • And So It Goes

      Are you sitting down? I'm about to coin a new phrase, and I wouldn't want to knock you over with its culturally observant pithiness.…
    • Life Itself
    • Life Itself

      Mysteries of the ages: How were the pyramids engineered? What became of Amelia Earhart? Did Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel really hate each other?…
    • Third Person (no stars)
    • Third Person

      Watching writer-director Paul Haggis fail to resurrect the done-to-death hyperlink trope he used in Crash a decade ago, one can't help but think about…
    • Tammy
    • Tammy

      I'm still shaking off the shock, but there's no getting around it: This is a road movie in which Melissa McCarthy — one of…

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