Her Smell is funny-terrifying, alluring-repulsive, moving-disturbing, era-capturing and timeless.
Even an imperfect work-for-hire like Damaged Lives can show the touch of an artist.
Luchino Visconti made theatrically tinged movies driven by music, indebted to painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature—he accomplished, dare I say, a fusion of the arts.
We’re losing Lewis’s generation of Depression-bred, Borscht Belt-weaned entertainers with their un-ironic neediness for laughs and their canny way of getting them.
Landline is a textured, often funny and subtly acted portrait of a family experiencing rumblings set off by sexual affairs.
The interviewees sound warnings about how we have self-sorted, online and in the real world, into echo-chamber communities of like-minded people.
A romp in and around a centuries-old Italian convent, acting out a 14th-century story using contemporary American idiom and attitude.
In Trouble in Paradise, Lubitsch makes us feel complicit in the best of ways; he makes us feel clever.
The Complete Jean Renoir — a definitive retrospective of films by the greatest of all directors.
Director Asghar Farhadi’s most stringent judgments generally fall upon members of his own sophisticated, worldly cohort.