Wednesday, December 18 2013
As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.
Tuesday, September 4 2012
We get closer to the true cream of the cinematic crop, with some mandated seasonal horror thrown in for 31st consideration. Highlights include the Wachowskis/Tykwer epic Cloud Atlas and Ben Affleck's Argo.
Tuesday, January 6 2015
Patrick O'Donnell's survey of David Mitchell's six novels dives into the labyrinthine, "screaming Russian doll" structures they all share.
Sunday, May 12 2013
Adapted from David Mitchell's ambitious novel, Cloud Atlas is at once a visually rich Hollywood blockbuster and a philosophically driven experimental film.
Thursday, October 25 2012
Cloud Atlas explodes in crescendo after crescendo, structure that brings the movie close to dramatic exhaustion at several points, but also allows for a slightly overdone coda.
Wednesday, December 12 2012
Critics have called it “exasperating” and “contradictory” but isn’t the film’s brand of riskiness what the movies are all about?
Friday, October 26 2012
Destined to divide critics and play to empty Cineplexes, Cloud Atlas is a marvel. It's the "wow factor" captured in nearly three hours of imaginative moviemaking.
Thursday, September 13 2012
Day four of our TIFF coverage features the collaboration between the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer that is Cloud Atlas, David O. Russell's superb Silver Linings Playbook, and Neil Jordan's latest, Byzantium.
Monday, July 30 2012
Thanks to the mystery and promises from the filmmakers themselves, Cloud Atlas has already started to feel like an event.
Friday, October 19 2012
NEW YORK — As they swept through airports while making their ambitious, risky new movie, “Cloud Atlas,” directors Andy and Lana Wachowski got used to answering