G Clark examines the genius of David Fincher through one of the director’s most underrated and critically undervalued works: ‘The Game.’
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I’m Not Scared, an Italian coming-of-age story currently streaming on Mubi, is a tense, brilliant, sophisticated thriller.
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.
If you wish to honor the accomplishments of Steve Jobs in life, avoiding this appallingly bad biopic is a part of that process.
‘Crystal Fairy’ is a charmingly low-key road movie, featuring a superb performance from former child actress Gaby Hoffman.
‘The To Do List’ is a lot like your first time: A potential milestone filled with early promise in theory, yet messy and bound to disappoint in practice.
It turns out Joss Whedon is as much fun doing Shakespeare as when he’s doing vampires and comic books.
Sofia Coppola’s latest is a thoughtful, empathetic and mostly successful meditation on our obsession with having all the things.
‘World War Z’ certainly has its moments, even if those moments leave you wishing there was more to the movie overall.
Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation has its flashes of vivacious beauty, but fails to properly distinguish itself from its legendary source material.
Ava DuVernay’s second feature is a breakout star in many respects, and one of the best films of the year.
Far more than a treacly ode to America’s most beloved president, ‘Lincoln’ is a witty, insightful and thoroughly engrossing tribute to the feats and follies of an American democracy.
Brief reviews of 3 films by directors with new releases this fall: ‘In Bruges’, ‘There Will Be Blood’, and ‘Fish Tank’.
Despite its shallow script, ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ has some solid performances and stylish direction worth bragging about.
Gripping, complex and perhaps even brave in its choices, ‘Finding Home’ is a diamond for which scouring the rough is quite worthwhile.
‘Stag’ is less mean-spirited than many of its contemporaries in the bromance comedy sub-genre, but it’s not that much funnier.
Dustin Hoffman’s first feature ‘Quartet’ is a loving ode to the British actors and musicians of yesteryear. For many, that will be enough.
‘Argo’ is an engrossing and truly entertaining political thriller, despite its marginally slim characterizations.
Act up. Fight back. Fight AIDS. This film about making change will surely change you.
‘Amour’ realizes a heartfelt Michael Haneke, reserving his anti-accessible motivations in favor of honest human tragedy led by two towering leads.