“Petite Maman” is a simple, tender story, but it manages to take grand ideas and whittle them down to the basics.
If nonstop laughs were your expectation heading into “Downhill,” then disappointment awaits.
“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.