G Clark examines ‘Coriolanus,’ the directorial debut of Ralph Fiennes—and discusses how great cinematic Shakespeare translations occur.
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Hilary gravitates toward documentaries, formal and conceptual innovation, blending of the real and surreal, and direct, immersive stories in her Top Ten Films of 2013.
Erik Carlson’s ‘Transatlantic Coffee’ is indie cinema with a European flair, avoiding tiresome mumblecore twee.
Marcel Carné’s ‘Children of Paradise’ shows how magical and enveloping film can be by immersing us in the rhythms and quirks of the theatre and its actors.
Despite some flaws in the script, Denzel Washington’s performance and Robert Zemeckis’ direction make ‘Flight’ one of the best movies about faith in years.
‘The Sessions’ is a predictable plot exercise that misses too many opportunities.
Brief reviews of three very different movies.
‘The Master’ is a thoughtful meditation on truth that challenges the audience to take sides.
Little White Lies is a well-written but overlong vehicle for its insanely attractive French stars.
Premium Rush isn’t great art, but it is a great action film—even for people who don’t like action films.
Costume designer Margot Wilson’s work in ‘Lawless’ becomes inseparable from the magnificent film it’s attached to.
Paul Thomas Anderson’s upcoming film remains my most anticipated of the year.
‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ is a sweet little film about mortality and doesn’t try to be anything more.
Matthew McConaughey also stars in this Steven Soderbergh directed film.
This week’s guest co-host Tim Kelly of CHUD.com joins Alex for a Steven Soderbergh double feature.
‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ works better as a visual showcase for Fincher than a narrative film.
‘War Horse’ is a flawed, but fun emotional ride that can be best described as “Spielbergian.”
‘Another Happy Day’ showcases a family gathering that no one will want to attend.
We review a depressing movie and then change to a happier tone as we invite on a special guest to discuss the Oscars.
‘The Descendants’ is another bitterly funny case study of a man trying to regain control from director Alexander Payne.