Jeremy Kibler

Jeremy Kibler is a Penn State graduate with a B.A. in Film/Video. He started writing film reviews as a hobby in his preteen years and then had articles published. Since film is such a passion of his, he now reviews current film releases on a regular basis.

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    Director Shane Black and Robert Downey Jr. Make Inspired Team in Enjoyable IRON MAN 3

    There must be some unwritten rule in Hollywood that the summer tentpole season begins the first weekend in May. The third and allegedly final Big Event in the man-and-machine franchise, “Iron Man 3″ officially kicks off the summer. Looking back, 2008’s “Iron Man” was a rarity, simultaneously a colorful, entertaining superhero action...

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    Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER Equivalent to Watching Beautiful Paint Dry

    “To the Wonder” is only the sixth feature film in filmmaker Terrence Malick’s forty-year-long career. Known for taking several years in between projects, Malick has seemingly rushed his latest to the screen only two years after the alternately challenging, pretentious, baffling, beautiful, and altogether polarizing tone poem “The Tree of Life.” Daunting...

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    Paul Rudd and Tina Fey Bring Smarts to Muddled But Pleasant ADMISSION

    Sold as another programmed romantic comedy but set up as an incisive, educational behind-the-scenes look at the college admission process, “Admission” is like a college applicant that has more smarts and ambition than most but gets lost on campus from time to time. When the film focuses on its character interactions and...

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    Beautifully Gothic Style Prevails in Disturbingly Creepy STOKER

    Foreign directors often take time to find their footing in Hollywood by making junky genre pictures, but not Park Chan-wook. Never lacking nerve or dark subject matter, his English-language debut “Stoker” is so assured and strange and perversely disturbing. Internationally known for his “Vengeance Trilogy” of thematically linked films—2002’s “Sympathy for Mr....

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    Provocative, Satirically Pointed SPRING BREAKERS Stands As Harmony Korine’s Best Work

    “Spring Breakers” is hard to articulate into words. That’s meant as the biggest compliment, not only to the film itself but to writer-director Harmony Korine (who wrote 1995’s controversial “Kids” at just age 19). A divisive, rule-breaking provocateur that many will refer to as an enfant terrible next to Werner Herzog, Jean-Luc...

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    BATES MOTEL Promises Nervy, Creepy Reinvention of Landmark Film

    Whether you’re a cinephile or just plain human, Hitchcock’s Psycho is common knowledge. But just what was Norman Bates’ life like as an awkward teen when Mother was still alive and not a mummified corpse in the fruit cellar? Bates-philes might know that there already was a 1990 TV movie, Psycho IV:...

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    THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE More Mild Throwaway Than Featured Act

    Like the titular Burt’s sleight of hand, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” tricks you into thinking it will pull out more laughs than it really does. TV veteran director Don Scardino and screenwriters Jonathan Goldstein & John Francis Daley (who put their heads together for the darkly funny “Horrible Bosses”) have up-to-the-task performers...

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    Take THE CALL, a Taut Thriller, Until Rock-Stupid Third Act

    No film should be judged by its trailer because a bad trailer can be made from a good film and vice versa. In case you caught the laughingstock trailer of “The Call,” you already know every story beat. Now onto the film itself: this formulaic but tense and efficient genre programmer isn’t...

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    Moody, Measured DEAD MAN DOWN Gets Job Done Before Falling Off Tracks

    Director Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the successful Swedish-language version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” has a little reunion with star Noomi Rapace in his American theatrical debut, “Dead Man Down.” More highbrow than its nonsensical title would suggest, this serviceable payback-crime-thriller somewhat rises above the rote and silly with...