“We know what we are, but know not what we may be.” –- Hamlet
Dark Waters may not be Todd Haynes’ most beautiful film, but it may yet prove to be among his most important.
Even with my caveats, A Hidden Life raises filmmaking to heights that will thrill Terrence Malick fans.
Though the story’s events are set in the present, the Gen X music feels right, coming as it does from an era when fear, decadence, and moral hypocrisy also dominated our culture.
There are few films these days that feel like such a familiar and sorely-needed balm for stressful times.
Waves is a plea for mutual understanding, for acts of grace that transcend race, age, gender, and social status.
For all its cinematic zest and superb acting, The Irishman offers a bleak demonstration of what happens when you sell your soul for too little.
At a time when Kenneth Branagh busies himself clogging up multiplexes with bombastic Agatha Christie all-star remakes, director/writer Rian Johnson revels in subversion of the genre.
What makes Marriage Story unbalanced and faintly dishonest is that we end up rooting for the clueless male egomaniac.
The turf war for the bodies and souls of Montana’s Jews makes for an engaging inter-tribal drama.