Asghar Farhadi is surely one of his generation’s greatest dramaturgists, so the release of a new film of his is invariably cause for excitement.
This is an uneven but thoroughly enjoyable ‘80s-inspired movie – and a surprising upgrade from its predecessor.
Arctic‘s survival thriller builds into an ode to resilience and dogged self-determination.
Israeli drama Foxtrot evinces a restless creativity that’s occasionally exhausting but often compelling.
The measure of success for a melodrama is simple: does it move you? In that respect, A Star is Born is an unqualified triumph.
Bad Times at the El Royale is the sort of film that’s not supposed to get made anymore: a straight-up genre flick boasting a sizeable budget and A-list stars.
Venom’s small-scale idiosyncrasies will surely disappoint comic book fans …but if you’re looking for a goofy film that recalls trashy genre films from the ‘80s, you’re in luck.