The Knickerbocker Hospital’s putative mission to help New York City’s neediest gets its most interesting stress test yet in “They Capture the Heat.”
“Where’s the Dignity?” doesn’t lack for drama or tension; it’s just much better stacked than its predecessors.
The Knick remains one hell of a panoramic contraption, and Clive Owen’s starring turn as Dr. John Thackery is one of the show’s major draws.
The lurking anti-subtlety of The Knick’s pilot picks right back up in “Mr. Paris Shoes.”
A decidedly 21st-century tension drives The Knick: the murky interstice between recorded and unrecorded history.
At least the irony with which this transparently written and dispassionately aestheticized film so demagogically argues for the value of words and pictures is brutally convincing.
Even a brief summary of the 1974-set film’s plot reveals a near-comical laundry list of recycled plot elements.
James Marsh perfectly matches his aesthetic strategies to the story’s shifting moral terrain.
Stars drop in and out with great frequency at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
A couple of brief but info-packed extras complement the Shine director’s latest weepy, true-life adaptation.
Even completists of director Tom Tykwer will write this shoddy film off like so much bad debt.