Trey Graham en Twins Or 'Enemy' — And What Could It All Mean? Strange and stylish and surpassingly dark, Denis Villeneuve's <em>Enemy — </em>especially<em> </em>paired with the same director's recent cop thriller<em> Prisoners </em>— makes a strong case for star Jake Gyllenhaal as maybe our most enigmatic young leading man.<p>He was twitchily fascinating in <em>Prisoners</em>, playing a character who'd prove a hero but who still seemed to be hiding some darkness, some damage, right up until the credits rolled. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:42:24 +0000 Trey Graham 56395 at 'Particle Fever': Thrills, Chills And High Subatomic Drama All you really need to know about <em>Particle Fever </em>is that it includes footage of physicists rapping. About physics. Wearing giant Einstein masks.<p>It's that blend of earnestness and abandon that informs Mark Levinson's utterly absorbing documentary, a chronicle of the launch of the <a href="">Large Hadron Collider</a> and the search for the fabled Higgs boson, a subatomic particle long theorized but never located. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 21:43:14 +0000 Trey Graham 56217 at 'Kids For Cash,' Or Perhaps Not — But A Broken System For Sure <p></p> Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:48:42 +0000 Trey Graham 56026 at '12 Years A Slave,' 'Gravity' Win Big At The Oscars After several days of heavy rain in Los Angeles, the sun came out just as the 86th annual Academy Awards got underway at the Dolby Theater.<p>The big award of the night, for Best Picture, went to <em>12 Years a Slave</em>. The film tells the harrowing tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man in New York who was sold into slavery. (See the <a href="#winners">full list of winners</a> below.)<p>The big acting awards went to Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 07:00:42 +0000 Trey Graham & Steve Mulllis 55014 at Clip Job: 'Five Dances,' One Sweetly Moving Romance <em>Five Dances</em> might be the least talky movie I've seen in months — but it's plenty expressive. Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:47:56 +0000 Trey Graham 45826 at Don't Worry, Kids, These (Sex) Addicts Are All Right Somewhere between Tim Robbins' angry assumption about his wife's pain pills and Pink's ecstatic-dance excursion with the guy from <em>Book of Mormon,</em> I realized that the dealing-with-addiction drama <em>Thanks for Sharing</em> really, really wanted to tell me everything it knows about life in recovery. As a critic, I've gotta acknowledge the problems that kind of crowding creates for a storyteller. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 01:21:30 +0000 Trey Graham 44350 at When A 'Total Eclipse' Leads To Some Serious Exposure <p></p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 00:59:09 +0000 Trey Graham 41976 at Guy Pearce, We Are Pleased To Find You Looking Vaguely Disreputable In 'Jack Irish' With Linda still out at the TCA gathering, TV is much on our minds. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:08:29 +0000 Trey Graham 41271 at In Which We Consider 'Turbo,' But Do Not Quite Write A Review Of It When I was passing out assignments for this week's movie reviews, I noticed that none of my critics had raised a hand to bid for <em>Turbo --</em> you know, the DreamWorks animated comedy about a sheltered suburban garden snail who dreams of racing in the Indy 500, and the scrappy squad of Van Nuys strip-mall snails who, with the help of an ethnically diverse array of down-on-their-luck shopkeepers, help him make that dream come true.<p>Wait, I think I've just figured out why I ended up with this assignment my own self.<p>So OK, this is not a film to be taken terribly seriously. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 21:16:21 +0000 Trey Graham 40015 at Morning Shots: Not One But Two Bits Of Shark News It is with some joy, and also a little trepidation, that the entire Monkey See family welcomes the news that <strong><em>Sharknado 2</em> is a thing that will happen.</strong> Because really, is that singular Sharknado lightning terribly likely to strike twice?<p>On the other hand: The sequel will be set in New York City, so consider the quantity of hipsters who'll face flying piscine peril. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:25:56 +0000 Trey Graham 39912 at