Even after the film (quite entertainingly) explains itself, it never feels like more than a howl of frustration and cynicism.
As evangelistic as I tend to get about making new discoveries at TCMFF, the familiar can also be revelatory.
The lead single from Madonna's 14th album is driven by a decidedly unhurried tropical rhythm.
The game is ambitious for its translation mechanics and its big-picture look at the evolution of culture through the ages.
Though it’s abundant in hyper-realistic visuals, that isn’t enough to disguise its lack of polish in almost every other way.
It's a special kind of frustrating sequel that’s too inconsistent to realize its potential as an incisive comedy or exciting shooter.
To enjoy the game is to believe that there can be purpose or joy in peeking around the most distant corners of our world.
Its boss fights highlight the contrived lengths that FromSoftware has gone to in order to satisfy players’ thirst for difficulty.
Did you get chocolate in my peanut butter, or did you get peanut butter in my chocolate?
Once an accidental act of violence sends the main character’s life into a spiral, the film unfortunately spirals with him.
The Chinese filmmaker himself appears not to suffer any pressure to separate the experience of the film from his own visual ideas.