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.
An Old Master of the Erotic Thriller Gives It Another Go
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.
Wherefore Art Thou, ‘Cyrano’?
Creating a musical for the stage or screen is one of the most difficult forms of contemporary entertainment.
Why Movie Lovers May Want To Run, Not Walk to ‘Licorice Pizza’
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.