McDonagh’s radical sympathy creates his film’s best scenes, while undercutting any kind of coherent thesis.
I thought Code Geass was a tale of resistance, rebellion and ultimately revolution. A heroic tale where the noble Japanese prevail against the evil Britannian Empire.
That’s not quite the story it’s telling.
With a rounded-edged Academy ratio and a muted, earthy palette, A Ghost Story creates a reflective sense of time passed and passing.
Keaton, Chaplin, Tati, Lloyd – and, now, Paddington Bear.
This is a fun film, a film that carries you along with it and puts a smile on your face as often as it tugs on your heartstrings.
Jumanji’s fictional, fantastical setting lets the film really spread its wings in terms of silly action. It just needed to be funnier.
Call Me By Your Name is less a love story than a cinema of sensation: the tenderness of touch, the sheen of sweat, the cool calm of water.
A Quiet Passion – a biopic of Emily Dickinson – is a charming and sharp-edged film possessing undeniable artistry.
It’s no huge surprise that Andy Serkis’ directorial debut would be such a transparent pitch for awards recognition.
Only the Brave does the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots justice by judiciously downplaying their greatness.