It’s a hollow tale of vengeance led by a protagonist whose mainly defined by his tendency toward martyrdom.
It arrives on home video ready for canonization as a new family-friendly classic, and this Blu-ray transfer immaculately reflects its inviting warmth.
The film mines its tale of magic for an imaginative allegory about the excesses of scientific inquiry.
The episode that dials back from the epic confrontations that have filled out the majority of this season.
The episode manages to set up future conflicts without interrupting its rapid pace.
Ritesh Batra’s film is a tale of white nostalgia that should have found its footing on dramatic grounds.
Sharon Maguire’s Bridget Jones’s Baby is less a film than it is a series of needle-drops.
The Legend of Tarzan drags Edgar Rice Burroughs’s century-old pulp into the social perspective of the present day.
It’s more committed to printing the uplifting legend of its title character than in actually examining the human beings underneath.
The film’s annoying glibness is neatly summarized by the line: “In life, going downhill is an uphill job.”
It’s a timely reminder of the fact that a life is shifted off its axis whenever someone emigrates to a foreign country.
The rambling conversations and endless wandering through nature could let the film pass for a filler episode of Lost.
“How did a Jia Zhang-ke documentary get into this lineup?” my fellow Oscar blogger Ed Gonzalez marveled after watching the shockingly formal Butter Lamp.
Both keenly calculated and flowing with offbeat, naturalistic detail, Hanif Kureishi’s jewel of a script reflects his sensibilities as a playwright.
It fails as a critique of draconian security states and surveillance culture.
Criterion continues to show enduring love for Gilliam's wondrous magnum opus with their generous Blu-ray package.
You won’t find it on the top rosters of too many Oscar pundits, but at this stage, the alternately thrilling and unwieldy three-hour epic is the season’s closest thing to a wild card.