One of my most memorable and, in a way, profound early movie-watching experiences happened the first time I saw Eddie Murphy in Coming to America.
Emma Roberts takes on the difficult task of convincing an audience to root for an obnoxious, self-obsessed aspiring poet.
Don Jon’s Addiction is a film whose underlying themes are reminiscent of the more dramatic Shame.
Given the amount of the public information available about Steve Jobs, the film feels like a lazy exploration into his life.
Vivid, striking, and methodical in its approach, Upstream Color’s visual aesthetic is both provocative and beautiful.
Lovelace seems unwilling or unable to go to deeper and darker places.
With all thrillers, the payoff is as important as the setup, and it’s in the final revelations of the story that Stoker truly falters.
It derives its success from the unsentimental alchemy of its frank dialogue, chemistry between its two leads, and Linklater’s deceptively simple visual style.
Stacie Passon approaches Concussion’s subject matter provocatively though never exploitatively.
The film is a smartly written, deeply engaging portrait of a movement just about to begin.
It’s unfortunate that we never learn what Diana is actually running from.
Based on the book series by Candace Bushnell, it feels less like a prequel and more like a mediocre parody of ‘80s teen dramedies.
In The Loving Story, documentarian Nancy Buirski sheds light on a part of the civil rights movement that often gets overlooked.
It’s the unpleasant complication of Elza’s dream that, ultimately, makes the movie worth watching.
Jack and Diane’s love story is about as illuminating as the story’s cryptic reliance on metaphor.
This is a story of the downtrodden, the “freaks,” and those who don’t belong must figure out how to survive.
This is a small movie that asks big questions about loyalty, loneliness, and how our choices affect ourselves and those around us.
In some ways, the movie totally subverts expectations.
Intended, it seems, as a sharp political satire, Butter achieves something a little sloppier and harder to pin down.
In the first minutes of the show, the series seems determined to turn any possible expectations or assumptions about the new duo on their head.