Every serious narrative beat in the film is ultimately undercut by pro-forma storytelling, or by faux-improvised humor.
Ralph Fiennes’s film too conspicuously avoids an overt political perspective.
The video for Madonna's new single is steeped in Portuguese and Latin-American influences.
The game takes delight in its over-the-top violence, cheesy monologues, and nonsensical plot.
This VR title boasts an endearingly goofy premise, but it’s one that’s executed in bumpy fashion.
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.
Netflix’s latest horror offering only rarely assumes a form greater than its individual elements and references.
As evangelistic as I tend to get about making new discoveries at TCMFF, the familiar can also be revelatory.