Thursday, May 8 2014
The very unevenness of these early projects bespeaks a filmmaker who sets about very precisely to be ambiguous.
Wednesday, May 7 2014
These crime thrillers tell their stories via a talking city, a mechanical man, a bilious little rodent of a man, and even a soundtrack with Hawaiian guitars.
Tuesday, May 6 2014
The Pawnbroker remains an important work, especially as one of the first major studio films to explore the Holocaust.
Doris Day and Frank Sinatra's creamy Hollywood dreams simmer with tension and uncertainty in Young at Heart.
Monday, May 5 2014
Claire Denis' jagged filmmaking is matched by the nihilistic darkness of her latest assault on the senses.
Friday, May 2 2014
Carl Theodor Dreyer's mastery of film technique makes Master of the House (1925) rewarding viewing today.
Thursday, May 1 2014
No matter how you may feel about the story, Sophie's Choice is worth watching simply for the pleasure of watching Meryl Streep act.
Wednesday, April 30 2014
Three decades later, Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro are still the stars they were at 35, and it's their efforts that carry Grudge Match over the top.
Even with all of the talent on display, Labor Day is a major disappointment.
Tuesday, April 29 2014
The hazards run the gamut from the predictable to the grotesque, but at least they're set to a cool Francophone hip-hop soundtrack.
Just like the unfathomably popular Paranormal Activity, The Borderlands often relies on tired old horror film tropes to generate frights.
Monday, April 28 2014
Unpredictable, twisted, and energetic, Big Bad Wolves is a unique, writhing beast that constantly subverts your expectations.
Friday, April 25 2014
Ingmar Bergman’s film is profoundly mysterious, and the more we try to comprehend it, the farther away we move from its magic.
Thursday, April 24 2014
Rome has mastered a balletic balance in chaotic dichotomy, where ruin and exultation beg for a kind of seduction that only film can provide.
Wednesday, April 23 2014
These men are painted as those that easily disappear, and when they do disappear, it takes nearly ten years to bring their killer to justice.
Collaborators and admirers provide an enlightening, but at times opaquely idiosyncratic assessment of the maverick French filmmaker.
Tuesday, April 22 2014
Divine was large and loud, an actor who challenged expectations, even among drag queens.
Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia are enchanting in a film made exclusively for the pleasure of hearing them talk.
Monday, April 21 2014
Errol Morris delivers an impressionistic take on a remarkable life that is perhaps more wondrous than it has any right to be.
Despite tough breaks, happy endings prevail thanks to the intelligence and professionalism of law enforcement.