Twice as moving as the box office king of the world, the frequent glimpses of common humanity in the midst of such an overwhelming ordeal don’t need the help of Celine Dion to put a lump in the throat.
A Most Wanted Man is airless and claustaphobic, but Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last leading role was full of life.
Ten films I’d consider trading vital organs for tickets.
For all the gun-toting hookers enforcing Sin City’s mean streets, the likes of Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson and Juno Temple barely register against Eva Green’s enticing manipulative mistress, whose character is the dame of the title and to whom the film nakedly belongs.
When it co-stars two Oscar nominees (Winona Ryder and James Franco), a thespian-turned-fashionista (Kate Bosworth) and noted character actors like Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers) and Frank Grillo (Warrior, The Grey).
Michel Faber’s novel gets under the skin of an alien by delving into her psychology. In Jonathan Glazer’s transcendentally terrifying film, he uses visual abstraction to get under ours.
The most exciting moment I experienced at the 2011 London Film Festival was one that has lived in the memory since. A memory more than a little bitter now upon […]