Her incredible performance recalls her Oscar-nominated work in another sea-related drama, 1996’s “Breaking the Waves.”
‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Pulls Its Weight
Lapses in logic and holes in the setup persist until the movie’s end, but Ms. Wilde’s central theme — how male placation and female subjugation are hardwired across society — maintains its core of truth.
Downton Abbey Fans Can Take Comfort in This ‘New Era’
Watch in the serene knowledge that nothing too awful will happen to these beloved characters, nothing too life-altering, just a few annoyances along the way to a relatively happy ending.
The Beauty of This ‘Diva’ Has Not Faded in 40 Years
The film is widely considered to be an early and key example of “cinema du look,” an undeclared movement that emphasized reckless youth, high and low culture, and vibrant, eye-popping imagery.
Broadbent, Mirren Masterfully Take Low-Key British Drama Through Its High-Minded Paces
The acting by the two leads matches their reputations as two of cinema’s thespian titans.
The Teenage Angst of 2001’s ‘Ghost World’ Is Worth Another Eyeroll
Director Terry Zwigoff and his fellow screenwriter Daniel Clowes (who wrote the graphic novel on which the movie is based) hit on so many moments of truth, such as how teens subtly one up each other to see who can say the most offensive or dismissive comment, and how a young person can play a favorite song over and over again.
The ‘Discreet Charm’ of Luis Buñuel
As with most of the Spanish director’s work, a 1972 film enjoying a revival at the Film Forum winningly ridicules institutions and social hypocrisies.
Aubrey Plaza Shines as an Emily Who’s Nowhere Near Paris
In “Emily the Criminal,” Ms. Plaza’s wide, impatient, searching eyes approach Bette Davis-level expressiveness.
‘A Love Song’ Raises a Simple Tale to Glorious Heights
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.
Relax for Three Hours and Let David Lynch Play Your Mind
A death sequence on a seedy LA street is one of the most debased and yet most human scenes Lynch has ever filmed.