Thursday, February 7, 2019
Dan Gilroy's Velvet Buzzsaw is a stylish playdate for its growups (Gyllenhaal, Collette, Russo, Malkovich) and youngsters (Ashton, Dyer, Sturridge), who go for a ride on the film's bloody combo parody carousel and funhouse, a sendup of artistic pretensions and manufactured taste.
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Chris Smith's Fyre fumes over failed-festival organizer Billy McFarland's conman and cad while training a forensic lens on the folks who enabled his fantasy, charmed by McFarland's frat daddy slickness and cheesy optimism, to their emotional and financial detriment.
Pawel Pawlikowski's mesmeric Cold War handles diffidence and disaster with candor, finding love (or its proxy) in the lines on the faces of his Polish lovers (Joanna Kulig and Tomasz Kot), who scamper all over post-WWII Europe, running toward and away from fate and each other.
Sunday, February 3, 2019
Steven Soderbergh's wonderfully scripted High Flying Bird, starring a terrific Andre Holland (Moonlight and Castle Rock), is about the NBA but has no court action; instead it's both the story of a ballsy player agent during a lockout and a metaphor for black pride and self-determination.
Director Danny Boyle's hummably insightful morality tale, Yesterday, is a sure starmaker for amiable Hamish Patel, who plays ...
A-list movie and Broadway composers Pasek and Paul's score for The Greatest Showman, much like last year's celebrated La La Land,...
As a major studio release, Green Book has the expected number of Hollywood moments -- those scenes where the emoting and speechifying ta...
Here I post notes about Timothée Chalamet, whose work in Call Me By Your Name earned him accolades and honors around the world. These...