Throwing questions of artistic merit out the window, opponents of a Rami Malek win have dutifully cast doubt on his ideological purity.
Peter Farrelly respects the severity of the characters’ social context while ensuring that Green Book never steps outside its protagonists’ relationship.
We feel involuntarily compelled to speculate on how Denzel Washington could edge out Casey Affleck at the last minute.
The film is premised on a radical act that it buries beneath a grueling avalanche of quirk.
It often suggests a less defiant cover of The Defiant Ones, yet it’s a must-see for Mortensen’s characteristically wonderful performance.
Hossein Amini’s sequences are engineered for narrative efficiency, often at the expense of thematic or affectual aims
Similar films use widescreen to highlight a terrifying existential void, but these cramped frames produce the nutty energy of cabin fever.
Unfortunately, Rosewater rarely builds off the scenes between Gael García Bernal and Kim Bodnia.
Ana Piterbarg’s handsome, if uninvolving, film privileges mood over narrative and dumb brooding over character.