“The Way Back” is a showcase for its leading man, with Affleck throwing raw emotion onto the screen. It’s a film that borders on greatness thanks to this inspired story and Affleck’s powerful performance.
The biggest problem facing “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” comes when Hanks is offscreen. During his limited time, he’s absolutely magnetic, but without him, things tend to drag.
“Portrait of a Lady on Fire” plays out very much like the painting of a masterpiece. It takes its time, slowly sketching out the skeleton. Its movements are careful and tender. Eventually, the details are filled in, and all of the elements come together to create something greater than the sum of its parts.
With a masterpiece like “Marriage Story,” Netflix looks poised to win big at the Oscars this year.
At this point, it’s common knowledge that nearly everything A24 touches turns to gold. Sure, there are a few exceptions (looking at you, “Spring Breakers”), but just looking at the … Continue Reading Review: ‘Waves’ is a beautiful, immersive story of tragedy and how it’s overcome
It’s truly impressive when a film is able to take characters who have committed objectively wrong crimes and still compel audiences to root for them. “Hustlers” is able to do just that.
Anyone who’s ever owned a four-legged friend has wondered what’s going on inside their furry head. There has to be more than just tennis balls, bones and chasing squirrels, right? “The Art of Racing in the Rain” is the latest film to try and answer that question, giving a voice to man’s best friend as he accompanies his owner through life.