By treating its main character as exceptional, the film validates the punitive system it seeks to criticize.
Paramount’s Blu-ray, which is most notable for its reference-level soundtrack, stays true to the film’s mutative beauty.
Alex Garland’s film gets momentum from the deeper it pushes into the uncertainties of ecology and the self.
Lionsgate outfits one of the most original American crime films in ages with a gorgeously gnarly transfer.
Rob Reiner’s film fails to do justice to both the man and the fraught times he so fundamentally influenced.
Writer-director Franck Khalfoun’s Amityville: The Awakening is an elegant entry in a lame series of horror films.
The latest episode of Twin Peaks is most remarkable for its numerous arrivals and departures.
Good Time is scrupulously designed to address how the urban poor interact and negotiate with city services.
The episode’s frequent matched pairs and expository repetitions seem to draw attention to themselves.
Robert Altman’s sprawling tragicomic testament to fate and infidelity gets an impressive 4K upgrade from the Criterion Collection.
Morgan’s makers lose trust in the intellectual heft of their material and chose to prioritize empty sensation instead.
In the Oscar race for supporting actress, one nominee benefits from nostalgia while another will likely coast to victory because of category fraud.
The film’s highpoint is one of the most moving sex scenes in all of American cinema, and the irony of it involving bland puppets is hardly lost on Kaufman and Johnson.
The premise of the film is simple, but it’s a simplicity that can only attract complications.
Anomalisa exhibits Charlie Kaufman’s patented mix of tender melancholy and dark, absurdist comedy.
It rejects a fawning (or even particularly detailed) account of mental illness in favor of a plunge into the deep end of a bottomless ego.
Chris Messina is a little too indifferent to the machinations of the plot, but the film is a romantic daydream that casts a lovely spell.
This mischievous gob of spit in the face of chivalry gets a problematic HD transfer and a spate of twice-told supplements.
The film is a hybrid of a Lifetime movie focused on a “strong woman,” a run-of-the-mill murder mystery, and a yogurt commercial from hell.
It ultimately offers little more than another opportunity for famous actors to indulge their fetishistic, inadvertently condescending impressions of “everyday” people.