The filmmakers clearly love Laurel and Hardy, and this love is both Stan & Ollie’s great liability and chief strength.
In Okja, a transporting protest fantasy becomes another shrill dust-up in the waging of the culture wars.
Compared to its predecessor, director Danny Boyle’s T2 Trainspotting is a relatively aimless and sedate experience.
Sharon Maguire’s Bridget Jones’s Baby is less a film than it is a series of needle-drops.
Eventually, director Matteo Garrone’s self-consciously patchwork, one-thing-after-another structure wears thin.
At least it doesn’t make the mistake of attempting to check off every moment of a man’s life over the course of a few hours.
A broad, crude mutilation of Emile Zola’s noirish romance Thérèse Raquin that prioritizes heavy petting over plot.
While the film charts its protagonist’s gradual progression toward a renewed sense of agency and freedom, it rarely indulges in lengthy or even linear narrative arcs.
Time has been exceedingly kind to Danny Boyle’s excellent breakthrough film and Lionsgate has done a great job preserving it on Blu-ray.
Brisk, peppy, light on its feet, and trying awfully hard to be reminiscent of a fast-talking Depression-era rags-to-riches comedy, the film can be best described as inoffensive.
Colors are opulent and rich but the image never looks synthetic, thanks to a pleasant film-like graininess throughout.
This is a must-own for keepers of J.K. Rowling’s flame.
Like much of Michael Winterbottom’s work, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story is a highly uneven enterprise.