Clint Eastwood’s polarizing, troubling biopic has its effective moments, but there are ultimately too many problems to ignore.
Selma is a miracle. A historical picture for the here and now; shocking in its immediacy, unprecedented in its nuance, and demanding in its execution. Selma is the best film of 2014.
It’s a somewhat by-the-numbers biopic, but the appealingly competent The Imitation Game succeeds through the strength of its lead performance.
There are a myriad of interesting things about Stephen Hawking, so why make a film highlighting the most banal?
A pair of titanic performances puts the electrifying WHIPLASH in pole position for my favorite film of the year.
BIRDMAN (or THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) soars behind Michael Keaton and director Alejando González Iñárritu, who has made the best film of his career.
Wes Anderson’s latest opus is a charming, delicious confection, showcasing a director at the height of his powers.
As a filmmaker, I can attest to the fact that every film you make alters you; it changes the way you work, the evolution of your art, and you are never the same person at the premiere than you were when you began. Continue reading SXSW Review: BOYHOOD