The scope and the questions here are nothing new, but Werner Herzog’s laid-back yet probing style and quest for getting at the human condition and effects of a digital sphere enveloping society is nothing short of infectious. (It’s viral, if you will.)
“Florence Foster Jenkins” has a mood as tone deaf as its main character, and neither Meryl Streep nor Hugh Grant come off well in this tale of a turn-of-the-century socialite and amateur soprano who made it to Carnegie Hall with money and self-deception, not talent.
The family film has become increasingly difficult to accomplish well. Sure, there are films such as “The BFG” and especially “Where the Wild Things Are,” but beyond the […]
A simple story is given a grand home in “The Little Prince,” a film adaption of the popular children’s book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. This instant classic is on Netflix, but it’s hard not to wonder what it would have been like to experience it on the big screen.
Hyped as a quirky anti-superhero flick, the project showed great promise during incubation; now, in realization, it’s another busy, bombastic but not very interesting attempt by DC Comics to take a bite out of the Marvel pie.
Bourne’s back, but he’s not the same enigmatic killing machine addled by amnesia that we met almost 15 years ago in “The Bourne Identity,” and this isn’t quite as good a film. But it’s good to see Damon buffed up and in action.
First-time feature film director (and Cantabrigian) Sian Heder has assembled quite the cast for her film “Tallulah,” starting with Ellen Page and Allison Janney. It allows the film to shine past its weaker elements and give a sense of the promise behind the camera.
How “Ab Fab” will perform as a film will be based on the nostalgic returns of folks here who recall the England of Margaret Thatcher, when satire with a side of feminine sophomoric silliness felt free and liberating. Saunders and Lumley pucker up and give it a game go.
True to the “post-‘Crimes and Misdemeanors’ law” that every third film’s a winner, Woody Allen rings the bell with “Café Society,” a nostalgic nod to growing up a Jew in New York City and the dawn of the Hollywood studio era.
“Ghostbusters” is an absolute blast and rejuvenates a summer of tired and listless blockbuster fare, benefiting from starring four of the most talented women in comedy today.