2 days ago | Film Reviews
by Michael Nordine The Walk isn't the only movie based on a gravity-defying true story in theaters right now, but its ultimate effect is somehow more melancholic than Everest's high body count. Robert Zemeckis brings the story of a Frenchman hangi...
9 days ago | Film and TV
First, the bad news: Sicario probably isn't the movie you're expecting it to be. Emily Blunt doesn't single-handedly take down any cartels, and there's nothing righteous or galvanizing about director Denis Villeneuve's vision of the drug war. The ...
16 days ago | Film Reviews
Though not as famous a director/actor pairing as Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro or Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann, Zhang Yimou and Gong Li have made vast contributions to Chinese cinema. Zhang, who belongs to his country's Fifth Generation of ...
23 days ago | Film and TV
At one point in Pawn Sacrifice, someone mentions that there are more potential 40-move chess games than there are stars in the galaxy. If only there were that many approaches to a Hollywood biopic. Edward Zwick takes a disappointingly schematic lo...
1 month ago | Film Reviews
Two overlapping families, both of them dysfunctional, play out an atypical upstairs/downstairs conflict in The Second Mother. Anna Muylaert's low-key drama introduces us to the class tension first through Val (Regina Casé), a live-in housekeeper a...
1 month ago | Film and TV
"I love you more than anything, you stupid brat." So goes one of the more pleasant exchanges between Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) and her best friend Virginia (Katherine Waterston) in Alex Ross Perry's Queen of Earth. It's emblematic of their relati...