Friday, June 27 2014
Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution.
This is apparently the first major Hollywood film to have no director credit, because nobody wanted to claim it. Yet it deserves reconsideration.
Thursday, June 26 2014
L’eclisse is a highly regarded work of European modernism that is pretty to look at, interesting to think about, and grueling to watch unfold.
Wednesday, June 25 2014
Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami doubles-down on familiar themes in this film, with varying results.
Tuesday, June 24 2014
If 300 is the cinematic equivalent of a video game, then 300: Rise of an Empire, is at water level: murky, awkward and not nearly as fun.
The love story should be at the heart of this film, but it instead gets caught up in the supernatural elements.
Monday, June 23 2014
Jerry Lewis' update of the Jekyll and Hyde story into the case of a nerd and his stallion alter-ego is still excellent after 50 years.
Friday, June 20 2014
Olive Films' reissue of the 1951 Cry Danger is as no-frills as the old school film itself.
This low-budget thriller manages a few creepy moments.
Thursday, June 19 2014
Both a visceral and heartbreaking experience, Lone Survivor honors truth through fiction in a way that is both rare and haunting.
This kung fu film is all over the place with food, nunchucks, guns and a lot of scratch your head moments.
Wednesday, June 18 2014
There’s a dualist philosophy here between following instructions and letting creativity reign.
Wes Anderson's strange and surreal film, now in a Criterion Blu-ray, has never looked or sounded better. But is this just another Anderson weird?
Tuesday, June 17 2014
This is an excellent, engrossing amalgamation of the history of Bettie Page.
Martin Scorcese calls Canyon Passage "one of the most mysterious and exquisite examples of the western genre ever made."
Monday, June 16 2014
Clark Gable plays the uptight American seduced by the supposedly looser ways of Italy.
Wednesday, June 11 2014
Celebrating its 60th birthday this year, Akira Kurosawa's superb and influential Japanese adventure film is still as impressive as ever.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
This bone-chilling story of a young, violated woman who has been pushed too far gets a much deserved re-release.
Monday, June 9 2014
In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.
Friday, June 6 2014
TINY: A Story About Living Small is a suitably modest documentary that explores whether home is really what you make it or if there’s a minimum size requirement.