The film is a universal paean to the healing powers of nature, specifically the landscape of the western United States, and a stirring filmic short story of grief and loneliness, love and loss.
Director Roger Mitchell, who died last year, employs an irreverent tone similar to some of fellow countryman Stephen Frears’s films.
A death sequence on a seedy LA street is one of the most debased and yet most human scenes Lynch has ever filmed.
Adrian Lyne is now in his 80s, but he’s able to generate some sparks and unease between Ben Affleck and the new “It” girl, Ana de Armas.
Creating a musical for the stage or screen is one of the most difficult forms of contemporary entertainment.
The idea that Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest is a standout in what overall was a dismal year of filmmaking has gained some official backing.