The film is a curiously anodyne affair that proposes the distinctly unenlightening idea that the medicine against despair is just a little R&R.
The film diverts us away from its hint of a social message using a series of tired twists and turns that don’t signify much of anything.
There’s no doubt that this will remain, for many years to come, the definitive home-video release of the film.
When its tone slides firmly back into the murk, it’s hard not to see DC’s notion of heroism as borderline nihilistic.
The only saving grace of the film’s mostly recycled horrors is how they deepen Michael Fassbender’s android David.
Joel David Moore’s film is too often distracted by irrelevant emotional grandstanding.
Pablo Larraín’s film bluntly hammers home the notion that history is framed by perception rather than reality.
The films at this year’s festival offered plenty examples of legacies lived up to and not—neglected and obsessed over.
Mike Mills’s 20th Century Women incurs sorrow at the prospect of saying goodbye to its characters.
Pablo Larraín’s Jackie is concerned with elucidating levels of performance in public and private spheres.
It devotes too much time delivering information to establish a convincing visual foundation for its account.
The formalism fashions effective textural shortcuts to behavioral understanding that the remarkable cast fills in with finesse.
Interview: Billy Crudup on Glass Chin
Crudup chatted with us about his recent roles and what draws him to playing amoral characters that abuse power.
It unnecessarily hampers itself for over an hour for the sake of a gotcha moment before finally allowing its actors to explore something more than generic grief.
The story wisely focuses on the cast’s worn-in and jazzy repartee and expresses a perfectly modulated sense of self-awareness.
What Lumet or Cassavetes often showed with a look, an image, a movement, Canet chooses to tell, and often at length, with the most heavy-handed dialogue imaginable.
I recently talked to the actor and director about their long-term friendship, and about the two plays at the Cort Theatre.