Monday, September 22 2014
Too reverential for its own good, this film feels like a social studies class instead of a work of art.
This excellent, entertaining, and accurate bio-pic of Bob Fosse's life and death was actually co-written and directed by Bob Fosse eight years before he died.
Friday, September 19 2014
The landmark horror series steps away from crime procedurals and deeper into its inimitable sense of style in a triumphant sophomore year.
Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear.
Thursday, September 18 2014
In this gripping true-crime story, an absurdist stew of petty tensions and quasi-Nietzschean dynamics rip apart the tiny colony of Europeans who settled one of the Galapagos islands in the '30s.
In Torneur's classic film, the femme fatale knows she's an object in a world of violent men she has no reason to respect.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Breathless is an entertaining glimpse into a time period both dominated by men and also on the cusp of great change.
Patrice Chéreau's multiple César winning film receives a lavish 20th anniversary edition from Cohen.
Tuesday, September 16 2014
Silly sexual politics prevent this film from being a bona fide classic.
Circle the Wagen begins with the end in mind, and suffers as a result.
Monday, September 15 2014
This reboot is a pretty pedestrian affair, managing to pull out all the tropes you've come to expect from monster movies without offering anything new.
Friday, September 12 2014
This television version directed by Michael Wilson is lacking in the same of urgency that made the Broadway show such a sensation.
Anti-romances of those who shouldn't be together.
Wednesday, September 10 2014
Never once do Night Moves's three lead characters genuinely consider the ramifications of what they're doing. Naturally, they can't foresee their downfall.
If you've never been a Devo fan, this DVD will give you all the reason you need to remedy the situation.
Tuesday, September 9 2014
The premise of the film is too silly to ring as true, but the palpable chemistry of Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche makes this an enjoyable trifle.
A slack conclusion can't totally detract from the twisty script, mannered performances, and uncommonly gorgeous direction that make Proxy, the must-see independent thriller of 2014 so far.
Monday, September 8 2014
The most excruciating of breakup movies, "We Won't Grow Old Together" showcases a classic performance from Jean Yanne.
Almodóvar's shocking, NC-17 film makes us realize that pornography and love are only in the eye of the beholder.
Friday, September 5 2014
The controversial French director's best known films are collected into this handsome six-film BFI box set, full of impressive nouvelle vague innovation.