“Falling” is unpretentious and perfectly accessible to mainstream audiences. Mortensen’s patience, his way with actors and his trust in our intelligence are not unlike late-career Eastwood, which isn’t a bad place to be so early in one’s directing career.
Though Pitsenbarger’s heroism and personal sacrifice was immense, what the film truly reveals is the deep shame and trauma vets contend with as survivors who did their best under extreme violence and duress and have to live with those choices
Michelle Monaghan heads a strong cast in a timely true story about an Afghani woman seeking U.S asylum
Monaghan’s modest, energetic performance makes Saint Judy — which might have been a dry textbook lesson — engaging and moving
Official Secrets is an ace-level piece about pressure, courage & hard political elbows from ‘Eye in the Sky’ director Gavin Hood
This is a movie star who knows how to stay the course, no matter how twisty, tangled or down and dirty it gets. She’s dynamite!
RED JOAN : Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson take turns playing a communist agent who plied her trade for over 40 years
The hook here is the juxtaposition of the sweet old granny protagonist with a plot which juggles scientific secrets and sex scandals
The always reliable Jessica Chastain gives another strong performance
Like McQueen’s designs, it is thrilling, troubling and tinged with tragedy.
Excellent performances grace this fast-paced, lucid screen version
There isn’t a weak link in a pitch perfct ensemble cast.
A whisper-soft debut from Kogonada that nonetheless results in something unique and unforgettable. It’s pure cinema