The film ends up defining Loïe Fuller less by her innovations than by her willingness to suffer for her art.
It may look like a dream, but it plays like someone reading a congressional report on corporate finagling out loud.
Criterion’s Blu-ray for The Fisher King packs an audio/visual wallop, but is undermined by its transparent interest in communal naval-gazing.
Francis Lawrence imbues the source material with visceral pleasure in well-wrought scenes vacillating between elaborate spectacle, breathtaking terror, and surprising beauty.
Lee Isaac Chung’s film exudes a wonderful sense of originality, a daring and organic playfulness rarely found in American indie cinema.
Girlfriend is surprisingly backward not only in the story that entangles its main character, but also in its characterization of women.
Quentin Tarantino’s second feature, Pulp Fiction, is at once ridiculously entertaining and remarkably weightless.