It’s safe to say that a new Damien Chazelle feature is going to be one of my most anticipated films of the year. Unfortunately, First Man falls short of perfect.
At its best, Blade Runner 2049 is a film about negotiating the notion of identity in the dense lattice of a technological society. Villeneuve amplifies the first film’s themes of complicity in an oppressive society.
Baby Driver has been widely compared to musicals; but this ain’t no musical. This is a mixtape movie.
A soaring Hollywood fantasy about art, romance and nostalgia.
Derek Cianfrance treats this maudlin melodrama with too much restraint for it to truly connect.
“Truth is like poetry. And most people fucking hate poetry.” The above quote appears roughly midway through The Big Short, Adam McKay’s star-studded, irreverent take on 2008’s global financial crisis. It’s an effective encapsulation of a film that operates as the rare piece of ‘edutainment’ that’s both legitimately educational and entertaining while providing a self-reflexive…
It’s fair to say that I walked into Mommy with high expectations. Xavier Dolan is an incredibly talented young director, and his third film, Laurence Anyways, is an all-time classic in my personal pantheon. Pretty much every Australian critic I know caught his latest at the Melbourne International Film Festival last year, and the responses…