The Museum of Fine Arts’ retrospective of the films of Francois Truffaut approaches its conclusion with another rarely screened late work by this master of 20th-century cinema.
“American Hustle” has its flaws, major and minor, but it’s very entertaining and contains some great performances, especially by the female cast members.
The Museum of Fine Arts’ retrospective of the films of Francois Truffaut offers an opportunity to see some rarely screened late works by this master of 20th-century cinema.
Stand-up comic Colin Quinn has been giving a lot of thought to the Founding Fathers, their vision for the new nation and, well, how that turned out. The result is his sharp and funny one-man show.
With an eclectic visual style that includes animation, and narration spoken with conviction by D.C. native Henry Rollins, The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan tries to accentuate the positive.
While it has its highlights, The Family limits our frame of reference to other movies, rather than anything resembling real life.
Fuse film critic Betsy Sherman has written a series of haiku inspired by an all-night marathon of film noir screenings.
Amanda Seyfried gives a sensitive performance as Linda Lovelace; Peter Sarsgaard is chilling as Chuck Traynor, the abusive husband who saw her as sex-object and potential money-making machine.
This entertaining and provocative work, made in 1981 by the now 85-year-old director, fits into his oeuvre as a complement to his best known movie among American art-film fans, 1974’s Céline and Julie Go Boating.
Director Refn’s craftsmanship isn’t in doubt here, just whether this deadening story was worth all the effort.