This bold, imaginative, infuriatingly neglected work of expressionist agitprop receives the gorgeous transfer it deserves.
Chi-Raq is a Spike Lee joint in the urgent sociopolitical register of Radio Raheem’s boombox.
JHUD is an ostensible shift in gears, but it mistakes beats for an actual pulse.
For anyone who prefers their assertive homilies to crust over like a syrupy sweet, this loose adaptation of Langston Hughes’s beloved holiday tradition will come on like a dream fulfilled.
The film’s tonal inconsistencies speak less to the struggles of its titular subject than to its own grasp-exceeding ambitions.
It asserts that one sublime performance is enough to make the whole toilsome collaborative process worth it.
With its Oscar clout and inevitable crowd-pleasing matched by widespread critical ire, Les Misérables is easily the year’s most divisive awards contender.