Hillbilly Elegy feels like a bland feel-good story rather than one part of a longer tragedy with no clear end.
Chopra discusses the joys of reappraisal, and why she doubts John Hughes could believe in the universes he created on screen.
The greatest gift offered by the film is an empowering world that looks less like invention and more like real life.
Francis Lee’s compulsion to make Mary Anning stand in for something broader than herself keeps tripping up the film.
I Am Greta isn’t so much an activist documentary as it is one about an activist.
If it weren’t so airless, it’d be easier to appreciate Fatman as a character study of Santa’s midlife woes.
Freaky doesn’t reach for any arch commentary beyond the suggestion that, hey, Freaky Friday the 13th is a pretty funny idea.
The film doesn’t deliver much in the way of surprises, but it’s more honest than it might initially seem.
The documentary is determined not to be a typical rock-god story with predictable rise-and-fall arcs.
The film slides seamlessly between empathizing with its clueless bros and making them objects of unsparing derision.
If technology ever was apolitical, those days are long gone.
Mank’s most haunting sequences are self-contained arias in which characters grapple with their powerlessness.
This supernatural fable elevates the subtext of Bryan Bertino’s earlier work to the level of text.
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Despite a searing performance from Diane Lane, writer-director Thomas Bezucha’s Let Him Go ultimately self-immolates.
Throughout, Joyce Chopra patiently and shrewdly observes the contradictions of human behavior that Laura Dern brilliantly conveys.
Nothing hinders surrealism more than the sense that its creators are actively working for it.
Once you get past the faux-provocation of the film’s title, it’s difficult to tell what ideologies the filmmakers are trying to skewer.
Director Max Winkler truly seems to believe that he’s cutting to the heart of the boulevard of broken dreams.