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.
Thursday, June 5 2014
This rises somewhat above its heist flick clichés, due mostly to its stellar cast, but also the clever structure of the story, courtesy of writer/director Jonathan Sobol.
Miss Dove is the last of a "genteel" respectability in a world that's going to hell.
Wednesday, June 4 2014
In this otherwise predictable film, James Cagney paved a path for future performers and the DIY ethic.
In More than a Miracle, we have no hope that the whole countryside must live happily ever after.
Tuesday, June 3 2014
The grand-daddy of college comedies, The Freshman makes a compelling case for the relevance of silent film.
Aimed at younger viewers, this BFI period collection about runaways and tearaways manages a good mix of entertainment, education and social commentary.
Monday, June 2 2014
Even a so-so Marx Brothers film is better than no Marx Brothers film, right?
Friday, May 30 2014
Liam Neeson's career reinvention continues as he becomes our generation's Cary Grant in the efficient, streamlined thriller Non-Stop.
Wednesday, May 28 2014
There was a time when the approach to animation was “less is more”, and it worked very well, indeed.
Friday, May 23 2014
Clio Barnard's vision of the terrenely paradise described by Oscar Wilde has less to do with romanticism and everything to do with escapism.
Wednesday, May 21 2014
God Loves Uganda exists to educate and enrage; it paints a clear portrait of good versus evil.