Richard Linklater’s cinematic flashback captures a rich pageant of high-school life, circa 1976, in a mere 100 minutes.
Ben Affleck made a confident and compelling directorial debut with his smart adaptation of Dennis Lehane’s mystery novel and his brother Casey Affleck stars.
Politics, journalism, and murder swirl through State of Play (2009), the American adaptation of the sharp, award-winning British mini-series. Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe) is the old school reporter in rapidly evolving newsroom, still using an old IBM computer with the blinking cursor while everyone else is hooked up to the web. Della Frye (Rachel McAdams) […]
Roger Michell, best known for his British period pieces and romantic dramas, directed this overlooked film that delves into anger management, revenge, and culpability.
The smartest thing about Zach Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) is its revisionist take on the destruction that concluded his Superman reboot Man of Steel. After an unnecessary (but at least relatively brief) recap of the Batman story, we are plunged back into the battle but this perspective comes from the ground. […]