The 1963 novel Lord of the Flies is a transcendent experience in accurate filmmaking. The 1990 film Lord of the Flies is only a movie. [27.Apr.15]
Like a musical, The Boy Next Door often asks us to suspend our disbelief and take a ridiculous ride to an absurd place -- in this case, a place where first editions of The Iliad actually exist.
Mommy has its memorable moments, but it's ultimately not worth the effort to watch obnoxious characters shout at each other for over two hours. [26.Apr.15]
Harrison Ford's performance in this film about a woman who doesn't age foregrounds the consideration of time and desire, how each shapes the other, and how both affect imaginative horizons. [24.Apr.15]
Instead of a potent post-war drama, first time director Russell Crowe gives us a jumbled, often incoherent attempt at an epic. [24.Apr.15]
To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement. [23.Apr.15]