None of director Steve McQueen’s prior features has explored its subtext with such depth.
The film concerns four women who take fate into their hands in the wake of their criminal husbands’ deaths, forging a future on their own terms.
Bits of editorializing dialogue throughout In Dubious Battle suggest the resonant film that might’ve been.
Dispensing with all notions that Days of Thunder is a critical work of any sort reveals its hollow and misogynistic underpinnings.
Duvall’s evident admiration for his wife are typical of this film, in which so much seems touchingly sincere but clumsily expressed.
Many wondered why Foxcatcher’s Steve Carell didn’t attempt a campaign in supporting actor, which is where BAFTA slotted him.
One long trial of moral duty, and one that excuses repugnant behavior and psychological warfare in lieu of a repetitive, condescending sermon on honoring thy father.
Red is the kind of lazily written, thankless curmudgeon role that uses the trials of advanced age for cheap laughs rather than harnessing a veteran actor’s talent to engage our empathy.
Billy Bob Thornton’s ensemble Southern family dramedy fails to subvert its cutesy formula often enough.