Chemistry counts for something, and Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek have it in spades in The Old Man & the Gun.
This is a cerebral, 25-year-old film that follows the blueprint for today’s endless glut of superhero movies.
It abandons its subtlety en route to becoming a moralistic screed about the preservation of the nuclear family.
Criterion offers a very solid Blu-ray refurbishing of Michael Ritchie and Robert Redford’s striking existentialist skier fable.
It can’t develop themes because it’s too busy disseminating information, and this extends to its main characters.
Despite one or two moments of Venture Brothers-worthy fancy, the film is as by-the-numbers as any this series has ever offered.
A subversive detective story, the atmospheric film is proven more so in Warner’s beautiful upgrade, where intrigue and paranoia crackle in every pristine 1080p frame.
A buzzworthy turn overshadowing a movie’s failings is a trend this Oscar season.
J.C. Chandor creates an austere snapshot of human struggle, ingenuity, and perseverance, one that’s predicated on Robert Redford’s fantastic performance.
Besides a rigorously refined approach to critical judgment, Another Steven Soderbergh Experience offers numerous alternative suggestions about the trends of critical reception in film/media culture.
A would-be thriller masquerading a long, dry monument to the reliability and comfort of community, blindly cocooned by its own nostalgic self-regard.
In compiling my Top 10 film list, I tried to avoid obvious choices based on general consensus.
Buck wants to be a modern-day western fable so badly that it ends up bastardizing the very noble stoicism it claims to celebrate.