“The interactions between Mitchum and Takakura offer a jolting look at man’s acceptance of grief, but the technical aspects of The Yakuza transform the film to a higher level.”
Q.V. (Quinn) Hough is Vague Visages’ founding editor and chief film critic.
“Tim Burton’s film has plenty of flaws, but the visceral experience of Big Eyes allows for loads of fun and exciting frustration.”
“The Interview will impress many when the mood turns serious, but these faux-moments of shrewdness come only after the non-stop, over-the-top antics from James Franco.”
“Jolie didn’t make a bad movie, and Unbroken might have even won Best Picture twenty years ago, but you can’t throw the star under the bus — especially in a biopic — and let the antagonist destroy one of the most powerful scenes.”
Q.V. Hough’s Top 10 Films of 2014
“Witherspoon’s raw performance makes ‘Wild’ a worthy alternative to the contrived, yet structurally impressive, Richard Linklater film.”
“Angus MacLachlan’s ‘Goodbye to All That’ is a witty romance with real-life consequences for millennials to consider.”
Family, Truth and Romantic Agony
73 Minutes of Clichés
Q.V. Hough Interviews Directors Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper
It’s a mad, mad world and sometimes an excursion amongst the late Hollywood greats opens up the mind (and the heart).
Q.V. Hough Lists His Favorites for the January 11 Show
Q.V. Hough on #TheFinalRide
Q.V. Hough on Samuel Kishi’s Debut Feature
Two things happened in the penultimate episode of FX’s Sons of Anarchy that speak volumes about the lead character and the overall theme of the series. All the pieces are now in place for history to repeat itself.
Q.V. Hough Reviews the 1933 Roy Del Ruth Film
Q.V. Hough on Robert Gist’s Lone Feature Film
Q.V. Hough on the 2013 Cannes favorite.
A brief moment of clarity for Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen (and the movie theatre audience): midway through The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the new rebellion leader comes to a disturbing realization after teasing her sister’s cat.
Simmering with sensuality, the second feature from NYC filmmaker Josephine Decker enraptures with vivid imagery while establishing a burning fire of abstract connotations.