Joel and Ethan Coen recreate the Greenwich Village scene and folk music culture of the early 1960s in this offbeat road movie featuring music crafted with the help of T-Bone Burnett.
Sleek pulp crime cool meets arthouse style thriller in Drive (2011, R) starring Ryan Gosling as a taciturn getaway driver. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (a veteran of gritty, brutal Danish underworld dramas) with a silky smoothness and a stylized cool that recalls Le Samourai and Walter Hill’s The Driver, and an eighties vibe and […]
Gillian Anderson is the icy and tormented Lady Dedlock in Bleak House (2005), the BBC mini-series adapted from the Charles Dickens novel. Anderson gets top billing, but her melancholy performance is just one beautiful turn in a rich ensemble. The epic tale of love, murder, scandal, and a legal fight over an inheritance that drags […]