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This post-World War II tale is one long therapy session revolving around a struggle with PTSD. Director Jonathan Teplitzky needed to bring a little more nuance.
The actors are fine, but the drama of the real draft deserves better. Next time producer/director Ivan Reitman should draft a better team of writers.
This character study leads with a character so all over the road you might never think you know him – and that road is a rough ride.
If you always thought Jude Law was a neat, buttoned-down lad, his Cockney gangster in “Dom Hemingway” will change your mind, or maybe break your legs.
Jonathan Glazer purportedly spent nearly a decade trying to bring Michel Faber’s otherworldly novel to the screen. The wait is well worth it.
Danish director Lars von Trier saves his best for last, at least in his two-part flick about a woman with an insatiable sexual appetite and repugnant personal conduct.
What Director Diego Luna and star Michael Pena get wrong is being passive about a labor leader who led with passive resistance.
Danish director Lars von Trier has always been a puckish provocateur, but he’s told stories of morbid sexuality before with far more nuance.
In this series of stories within stories, the extended cast, historical context and layers of narrative are as ornate as the Grand Budapest itself.
“300: Rise of an Empire” is pretty much “300” right down to a new anachronistic war song, despite a change in director and even more CGI muscles.