Eli Roth’s witchy kid adventure prioritizes the machinations of the adult characters, and throws in some left-field darkness.
Without the Western trappings, this would be a simplistic sibling drama, with barely enough meat on its bones for 90 minutes, much less 121.
In her collaboration with director Wash Westmoreland, Knightley plays a gifted French novelist whose husband publicly takes credit for her work.
“I really wanted to NOT be not a drinker.”
Yann Demange’s film never sells the extraordinariness of its extraordinary subject.
Despite its sunny Connecticut suburb setting, it’s a straight-ahead noir, in its chatty, perverse, popcorn-y original recipe.
Ian McEwan’s adapted story is stagy and austere, taking place in gleaming flats and courtrooms, like a Nancy Meyers movie with more court wigs.
If we needed any proof that the methodology of Hollywood’s “Extreme Makeover: Gender Edition” is broken, Peppermint might be just the thing.
Sierra Burgess is an otherwise derivative teen comedy that aims to be Cyrano de Bergerac with smartphones and falls somewhere more boring and creepy.
Including Annihilation, Black Panther, The Rider, and The Death of Stalin.
There are only eight films directed by women in the official selection, and a lone woman director in this year’s 21-deep competition lineup.
I’m kidding? No, not really.
Plus the Coen brothers’ cowboy misfire, Mike Leigh’s rousing Peterloo, and more updates from the Venice Film Festival
Luca Guadagnino’s gruesome reimagining has neither style nor substance in common with Dario Argento’s giallo classic, and it’s all the better for it.
Emily Yoshida’s dispatches from the film festival.
Alfonso Cuarón’s most personal film yet is also his most ambitious.
The movie feels like a ‘90s romantic comedy, and not just because its leads are like a time warp in and of themselves.
The industry is only starting to catch up.
Close, Jonathan Pryce, a Nobel Prize, and a crumbling marriage: What more could you ask for?
This wasn’t just another awkward kiss, so why did the show treat it that way?
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