The film seems more interested in its art design then in fully developing the story’s underlying sexual ethics.
It capsures how sports can bring disparate people together to accomplish feats that change the destiny of nations.
Bad Santa 2 shows that the most hopeless situations can be remedied and just about anyone is capable of redemption.
Aisholpan’s liberation is a sign of the growing pressure that the outside world exerts on a once isolated community.
The film’s attempt at political insight and portrayal of social malaise are meant to give it the illusion of depth.
Throughout his nearly six-hour film, Abbas Fahdel is content to show only the outer surface of people’s lives.
Every moment of faith in Romanian filmmaker Cristi Puiu’s Sieranevada is accompanied by negation.
It shows that people’s misfortunes need not preclude them from living virtuous lives founded on basic human decency.
Pablo Larraín has captured Pablo Neruda in all of his pomposity, pretense, courage, and undeniable genius.
The haphazard blending of fact and clips from disparate films unrelated to Shin Sang-ok and Choi Eun-hee’s ordeal confuses an already intricate tale.
The film refuses to pass judgment on whether or not Sergei Polunin’s success was worth so much sacrifice.
It depicts Snowden’s ethical dilemmas in a political vacuum that disregards America’s complex security threats.
The film’s ultimate lesson seems to be that mercy can exist even in the most inhumane of places.
It comes unsettlingly close to being an apologia for the kind of violence that stems from adolescent disaffection.
It mostly succeeds in capturing the nuances of an event that continues to arouse passionate debate to this day.
It demonstrates the fatal proximity and deceptive distance that can exist between the words and deeds of extremists.
It offers a powerful metaphor for the manner in which we carry the memories of our departed inside ourselves.
Director Sean Ellis’s film offers a potent examination of the moral rectitude of resistance.
It works as both a modern morality play for our globalized world and as an indictment of Europe’s ethical bankruptcy.
A captivating portrait of one of the era’s greatest defenders of artistic freedom and a true American original.