To its credit, this “Magnificent Seven” moves quickly enough and it is visually stylistic and crisp, but the whole time I just couldn’t stop thinking about Ford, Leone, Kurosawa, Peckinpah and John Sturges – director of the “Magnificent Seven” from 1960.
Marcin Wrona’s soft-horror thinker “Demon” unfurls a competent and moody bit of filmmaking, which becomes just as much about the dynamics of the society it’s set against as it is about a supernatural incursion.
For the Stoned faithful, there’s good news: “Snowden” marks something of a comeback, a return to the realm of political and historical dramatization that powered “JFK” and “Nixon,” which provided a foundation for the filmmaker’s strong political leanings.
Tom Hanks should see another wave of award seasons nods with this Clint Eastwood-directed take on the 2009 “Miracle on the Hudson.” Over all, in a light year for solid cinema, the film soars.
All the pieces are here to make what should theoretically be something magnificent, but being pretty and well acted can’t save this romantic, tearful drama from being a disappointment.
Treading some of the ground of last year’s “Ex Machina,” this pulpy science-fiction short story takes us to a remote scientific facility where a corporation has been field testing a partly human girl – and now must decide whether to let her go on living.
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.