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
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
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.
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.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
Reuniting Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore can't spark the magic long lost from the former comedian's flailing career.
Tuesday, September 2 2014
Most people know Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia; few people, regrettably, know the superior work from which it is adapted.
The Captain America movies are well-suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair.
Thursday, August 28 2014
The troubling implicit moral at the end of The Love Punch encapsulates the film's insubstantial construction.
Abbas Kiarostami's film subverts viewer expectations of what makes a film satisfying, or even enjoyable.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
The movie wastes its impressive cast, choosing instead to drown itself in sentimentalism.
Tuesday, August 26 2014
Infusing Alice Munro's portrait of a lonely woman and her quest for happiness with deadpan comic beats, Kristen Wiig muddies the tone of "Hateship Loveship" and leaves it without a center.