Through outstanding photography, the director of ‘Godland,’ Hlynur Pálmason, and his cinematographer envelop the viewer in a world of treeless plains, boggy riverine shores, forbidding cliffs, and lonely waterfalls.
‘The Blue Caftan’: A Masterful Take on Delicate Subjects
Set in Morocco, the film explores the loving relationship between a man and his wife who knows he is gay, and how illness heightens one’s awareness of both the complexity and simplicity of life.
Meet the Laemmles, Perhaps on One of Their Screens
For all the talk of movie theaters as “sacred spaces,” the family bonds are what stick with the viewer.
Welcome to the Imperial Dollhouse
After a promisingly off-kilter start, a depiction of the life of the Austrian Empress Elisabeth ends up romanticizing addiction and mental illness.
“Lady Chatterley’s Lover” review
In the end, though, the film is unable to make Mrs. Chatterley more than just a vessel for sexual exaltation, and it fails to reconcile Lawrence’s mind-body musings with how English society was changing in the 1920s.
“All Quiet on the Western Front” review
Based on the renowned novel many of us read in high school or college, the movie retains some of the book’s characters and key events, though it modifies them to create a heightened narrative endpoint.
‘God’s Creatures’ Puts Emily Watson’s Brilliance Back on Display
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.