Once the film shifts into a broader comedic register, it no longer capitalizes on Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae’s gift for gab.
Throughout the documentary, Benjamin Ree upsets conventions, offering a moving portrait of two lost souls.
Pegg occasionally fulfills the nightmarish potential of the film’s fairy-tale premise.
The series’s ambient preoccupation with death is foregrounded more than ever before with this film’s main dramatic subplot.
It ends as a sincere story about a young woman’s emotional reconciliation with her alien, perpetually troubled place of origin.
The film seems almost content to have you forget about everything that inspired it in the first place.
In this time of peril and chaos, Elizabeth Carroll’s documentary is a balm for the soul.
In the film, the matter of cinema is the process of creativity, arduous and unrealized, as it ebbs and flows.
Every scene is virtually self-contained, and so Capone feels as if it’s starting all over again from frame to frame.
It recognizes that even the sturdiest of friendships are inevitably tested by time and the evolution of personal responsibility.
The film’s animation leans into its most jerky, artificial qualities, all the better to enhance the atmosphere of bizarre unreality.
The film offers a refuge of idealism and intellectuality in an age that’s actively hostile to both of those qualities.
The film’s insistence on keeping the stakes low throughout is probably its key strength.
Christophe Honoré deposits all his chips on the comedic premise at the expense of character study and gravitas.
There’s a hint of Jane Campion’s own uncanny perversion of the banal throughout Lara Jean Gallagher’s film.
The film’s devotion to the belief that kindness can be a balm for almost any hurt is deeply moving.
The film’s early scenes turn the stuff of paying bills and managing kids into manna for an unsettlingly intimate domestic thriller.
Around his main character, writer-director César Díaz builds a complex but unpretentious interrogation of national belonging.
The filmmakers don’t examine the psychological terror, the bitterness, and lust that gave rise to many of the works they cherish.
In a wide-ranging conversation, the actor discusses his film appearances, as well as all the life and roles in between.