No need for a monster in every scene. This movie gets screams by simply making a sound with a small toy.
It’s not about individualism, it’s not about rugged heroes or implausible survivors—it’s about a mother, a father, and their children. All the fear stems from our need to protect what we love the most.
I don’t think anyone would have ever guessed that the guy who played Jim Halpert on the U.S. version of ‘The Office’ might have anything to do with a discussion of essential horror filmmakers.
How can the past be home to anyone, when there was so much injustice and misogyny and racism, when aggressions were macro and hate speech was the lingua franca of even the hated?
A lot of reviewers see ‘Chappaquiddick’ as a long-overdue look at the cowardice of a man who lived 40 years basking in adulation as the ‘lion of the Senate.’ I’m not so sure.
There’s nothing wrong with making a movie that won’t receive Oscar buzz, or break records, or cause its viewers to have an existential crisis.
As the plot unfolds, the viewer is not given a stable berth from which to follow the story, and audiences can become as disoriented as Claire Foy’s character.
In this grim noir thriller, Joaquin Phoenix plays the disconnected loner Joe as a sadder and more tragically human version of Robert De Niro’s Travis Bickle from 1976’s ‘Taxi Driver.’
Ted Kennedy remains the prime example of a politician who retained forgive-anything followers after committing what should have been considered a capital crime.
The film is essentially a bizarre ‘things were better back then’ attempt to ignore not only the future but also the present by clinging to the past.
John Curran’s ‘Chappaquiddick’ accomplishes its goal of telling the story of the notorious events of July 1969 while showing an admirable level of focus and discipline.
With their clear-eyed moral messaging, Westerns are a great antidote to much of the modern filmmaking landscape, where audiences are often asked to identify with the bad guy.
These animated dogs will become your best friends.
With a memorable strong female character and an affectionate portrayal of the rural-urban divide, ‘My Cousin Vinny’ is worth a rewatch in woke times.
It seems that the heavily nostalgic virtual reality fantasy film dazzled the boys, but didn’t bring anything for the girls. What gives?
The film is divided into four unnamed chapters and moves at a delightfully quick pace.
Nothing could match Winston Churchill’s behavior as British prime minister during World War II. His defiance was legendary. ‘The Darkest Hour’ catches it.
The screenwriters somehow managed to make the character seem smaller and weaker inside a film that was supposed to be all about the Black Panther.
Yes, America, this is a story about the legacy of black pride and the civil rights struggle after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
Clint Eastwood’s surprising choice to cast the people who were the real heroes of the Paris attack works beautifully.
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