‘Louder Than Bombs’ is an audacious and uncompromising collage of the joys and sorrows that punctuate our humanity.
Ultimately, Gyllenhaal’s ease with uneasy roles makes this bumpy ‘Demolition’ a somewhat satisfying deconstruction.
Director Gavin Hood’s new thriller, ‘Eye in the Sky,’ is a vital commentary on the nature of point-and-click warfare.
There’s an undercurrent of genuine sadness in ‘Hello, My Name Is Doris’ that makes this otherwise modest comedy romance feel surprisingly poignant
Blink and you might miss this ultra-slight morsel, but it’s definitely worth keeping an eye out for ‘The Confirmation.’
‘Knight of Cups’ is repetitive, heavy-handed, “First World” navel-gazing at its most self-indulgent. But my god is it beautiful!
‘Touched With Fire,’ the directorial debut from writer/director/composer Paul Dalio, is a work of passion and pain.
‘Concussion’ tries so hard not to be a “football film” it compromises the most compelling aspects of its story
‘The Big Short’ is a work of seething rage and trampled idealism
‘The Danish Girl’ feels like a collection of dramatic vignettes rather than a unified statement
Lively and entertaining, ‘Body’ is a nice change of pace if you’re looking for something slightly more sinister this holiday season
A couple of moderately-impressive action scenes can’t save Ron Howard’s ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ from being a complete wreck.
‘Creed’ is easily the second best film in the series and a quality picture in its own right.
Though there is much to admire in ‘Trumbo,’ it never quite sparks to life
An observant script and amazing performances make ‘Room’ one of 2015’s most gut-wrenching viewing experiences
Bolstered by the best script of 2015 and masterful performances from Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, director Danny Boyle’s propulsive character study is a fascinating glimpse at the evolution of a cult icon.
Suffragette Written by Abi Morgan Directed by Sarah Gavron UK, 2015 As the high-profile spearhead of UK film culture, the London Film Festival thrives on promoting the heritage films that its indigenous industry clings to so dearly: the historical and period dramas which keep the production designers, wardrobe wranglers and most of the Royal Shakespeare Company solvent throughout another procurement drive of Elizabethan ruffs, …
Michael Shannon transforms the otherwise heavy-handed economic morality tale, ’99 Homes,’ into something dynamic and alive.
‘The Passing’ is a masterstroke of allegory and mood that continues to haunt long after it’s over.
‘Dirty Romance’ is unforgettable, in every wonderful and terrible sense of the word.
It’s worth an afternoon at the IMAX theater to take in the sights on ‘Everest,’ but don’t expect any new insight into this harrowing tragedy.
‘A Brilliant Young Mind’ packs an emotional punch that only a cold-hearted cynic could dodge.