The Vanishing seems truly troubled by its action violence in a way that many similar thrillers aren’t.
While Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’s perception of the politics of the jungle is often profound, the same cannot be said of its take on the human world.
Scott Cooper’s film moves at a funereal pace, implicitly celebrating its sluggishness as a mark of integrity.
Terence Davies’s talent for creating sensuous images conveniently masks how little of this feeling actually emerges from the plot these images illustrate.
Sunset Song is conventionally A-to-B, though it’s a strangely freeing framework within which Terence Davies achieves some gorgeously subtle effects.
The sheer wastefulness of Eran Creevy’s Welcome to the Punch is off-putting enough, but the film is also falsely painted-up as a crime epic.
The great expanse of time and episodic nature that partially defines the series format allows Campion to work at once ambitiously and confidently.
Time has been exceedingly kind to Danny Boyle’s excellent breakthrough film and Lionsgate has done a great job preserving it on Blu-ray.
Emphasis, as always, will be on the “Dragons and Tigers” program of over 40 features (plus compilations, mid-length films and shorts) from Asia.
Neds opens with the sort of celebratory moment that makes you think for a moment that things might be all right.
By the year 2027, Children of Men’s cult status will be more apparent than ozone.