Screenwriter-director Todd Phillips knows well what he is doing in the calculated way he escalates the bloodshed in Joker.
In You Were Never Really Here, Lynne Ramsay’s themes of alienation, violence, guilt and redemption are once again present, albeit in a more frenetic form than before.
This Rhode Island-shot Woody Allen film has its pleasures: interesting actors, philosophical chitchat, an appealing academic setting.
Inherent Vice is a giddy, trippy potpourri that tries to make a virtue of never quite settling on what kind of story it wants to tell.
Is “Her” exploring truths about romance and emotional need? Or is this a creepy look into how far we’ve surrendered to the infantilizing embrace of technology?
“The Master” is not easily pigeon-holed as a film but one can argue that it is, at its core, a brilliant anti-war movie.