These two movies can be seen as cinematic cousins of Carol Reed's The Third Man, sharing some lineage while nonetheless carving out their own idiosyncratic identities.
19 Jun 2015
Globe-trotting and often ridiculous, Blackhat plays like a dour, withholding installment of Mission: Impossible.
16 Jun 2015
These two crime pictures provide insight into the ways Robert Altman operated within and without Hollywood conventions.
21 May 2015
Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons turn music performance into a battle of espionage and counter-espionage under cover of darkness.
11 Mar 2015
While not in the vein of Cronenberg's classic body horror thrillers, the bleak showbiz satire Maps to the Stars could well be a horror film after all.
27 Feb 2015
Much like its closest television contemporary, Mad Men, Girls comes alive through character detail rather than plot.
21 Jan 2015
Universal Pictures, distributors of the eight-film Steven Spielberg Collection on Blu-ray, is uniquely positioned to offer a long view of Spielberg's career.
19 Jan 2015
Frank uses Twitter and Tumblr without ever striking a false note in its depiction of an erratic indie rock band struggling through the artistic process.
12 Jan 2015
Frank Capra's Oscar-dominating film is still funny, still romantic, and still quite beautiful to look at 80 years later.
09 Jan 2015
While Peter Sellers' role as an Indian man in The Party may represent just another one of his masks, it also does problematize this 1968 film.
27 Oct 2014
When Mike Newell's relatively low-key mob movie was released in 1997, Al Pacino and Johnny Depp were at very different junctures than they are today.
06 Oct 2014
The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry.
31 Jul 2014
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