David Gordon Green favors the elliptical over the literal and is more concerned with establishing atmosphere. Words spoken are less important than words omitted.
26 Mar 2014
Misanthropic, depressed, reclusive, emotionally distant, overworked, physically exhausted and exhibiting a host of destructive and thoughtless habits, the character Kurt Wallander established a distinct fictional prototype.
24 Oct 2012
Rake is a bit of a mixed bag. It's a straightforward legal drama; a sly comedy; a self-effacing portrait of love, loyalty and family; a cheeky send-up of the eternally adolescent middle-aged male psyche and just simple, relaxing fun.
15 Oct 2012
This is a movie as lovely and diffuse as a late day’s sky, and equally frustrating for leaving its promise of something more meaningful just out of reach.
11 Mar 2012
This film is as memorable and emotional a screen version of Chekhov’s masterpiece as one could ever hope to witness.
08 Mar 2012
Like the lightning bolt scar etched into his skin, Harry is forever seared into our cultural zeitgeist.
21 Nov 2011
This is a welcome reminder that Hollywood is still capable of producing mainstream movies that satisfy our need for engaging entertainment that is neither derisory or condescending
02 Nov 2011
Bridesmaids is a particularly satisfying, and long overdue, reminder that comedies headlined by women can be smart, funny and commercially viable.
20 Sep 2011
The Company Men remains a painfully relevant film that offers no easy solutions, but it encourages strength by virtue of its intent not to ignore our new and uncertain world.
12 Jun 2011
In fiction, India and all its attendant exoticism is now so familiar that what began as layered myth has flattened into condescending stereotype. Undaunted by the trap of such tropes, filmmakers continue to mine Eastern spiritualism in the hope of cinematic transcendence.
08 Jun 2011
Never Let Me Go is an intentionally amorphous work of art whose fluidity allows for layered storytelling and perpetual revelation.
10 Feb 2011
With its propulsive, kinetic and unpolished tone, Skins breathes new life into a genre that has always threatened to suffocate itself, and elevated the art of teen melodrama in the process.
23 Jan 2011
Hollywood’s family films are rarely credited for understated and incisive observations on domestic relations. It is, therefore, such a relief that Lisa Cholodenko’s (High Art, Laurel Canyon) latest does not yield to either temptation.
14 Nov 2010
Mid-August Lunch is that kind of film whose pleasure lingers well after its final dish has been served.
06 Oct 2010
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