In a departure from much of del Toro’s work, The Shape of Water is oddly safe, sweet, and ordinary. Weirdly, it kinda works.
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Deadpool makes many viewers uncomfortable, and it should.
Re-released in time for its 75th anniversary, Jean Renoir’s La Grande Illusion is a humanist study of class that refuses to take sides or preach an overbearing sermon. Like the best historical pictures it speaks of then and now with equal authority.
When Kitano Takeshi gets down with organised crime, cinema audiences tend to get excited.
Every frame of Drive oozes class, bleeds cool.
Tinker Tailor, Soldier Spy finally puts Gary Oldman where he belong at the top table of British acting.
Lauren Wissot talks to “Gasland” director about fracking, artistry and activism, and PR attack dogs.
“For the first time in human history we’ve produced something that has consequences for 100,000 years. What does that mean?”
From beginning to end Black Swan is definitely en-pointe.