The Hit is an enigmatic, existential fable about crime and punishment.
By privileging the white characters in its narrative, Victoria & Abdul exposes itself as insidiously hypocritical.
The film traces the relationship that develops between Queen Victoria and a young clerk, Abdul Karin, in India during the Golden Jubilee.
Florence Foster Jenkins champions coddling people like Jenkins and treats critical thinking as the enemy.
The Program is flashier and more self-conscious than many biopics, but it’s ultimately just as hollow.
The film is a reminder that truly progressive films present their revolutionary attitudes as a given.
The video was directed by Brent Bonacorso, whose previous credits include Elton John’s recent “Home Again” and lots of slick car commercials.
The film has some pretty divisive issues at its core, ones that leave it torn between contrasting approaches.
Sometimes a film describes itself in miniature without realizing it.
High Fidelity deserves better than an obligatory Blu-ray that offers little upgrade from the original DVD.
The film is a Petri dish of English culture wriggling with thwarted ambition, dreams deferred, and good intentions gone awry.
Tamara Drewe showcases Stephen Frears as the off-key confectioner of Mrs. Henderson Presents.
Takashi Miike embraces his inner classicist with 13 Assassins, a sturdy yet surprisingly conventional samurai saga.
The Great Directors is at the very least a breezy bit of cinephiliac entertainment.
There isn’t a single moment in Biutiful where one can’t feel the director pulling the strings.
Cheri has its problems, and given the dubious video presentation on this DVD edition, now it has more.
One thing that Michelle Pfeiffer can’t be blamed for are the sins that the camera and the make-up artist perpetrate.
Colette’s ruthless sensibility gets lost in what amounts to just another costume melodrama.
The most studied Best Picture nominee in ages, The Queen has been impeccably primped to neither offend nor elate no one.
If Martin Scorsese loses again this year he will become the director with the most nominations in this category without ever winning.