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Prisoners Film Review – Engrossing, Suspenseful Character Study
Prisoners is a crime thriller attempting the delicate balance between entertainment and profundity. As the English-language debut of director Denis Villeneuve, it successfully achieves that balance, though the effort to do so is noticeable. Boasting a golden cast of A-list actors, among whom nearly all have at least one nomination for an Academy Award®, it comes as no surprise that the performances of each are emotional, powerful and provocative. Though not flawless, Prisoners deftly weaves a complicated whodunit that’s much more than an ordinary kidnapping case.
Gravity Review – A Film Experience
I hoped to feel the way I did when I first saw Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Then, 2001 was a monolithic leap that corner-stoned practically all space science films thereafter. However, this is now.
Salinger Review – Salerno Delivers With Impact
Salinger, the new documentary about J.D. Salinger, takes a long, close look at the author’s life – or as close a look as one can after nine years of research on a man who took measures to be shrouded in solitude.
Largely cast off by critics as a feel-good film, Annette Hawood-Carter’s Savannah holds more intrinsic value than the naysayers would have you believe. The film offers a fictionalized account of the inspiring life of early 1900s Duck Hunter Ward Allen. Named for Ward’s Georgia hometown and the strife he encounters there, Savannah follows Ward as he strives to make a place for himself in a world that, at the outset, seems grossly unfair.
It has been suggested that to better understand an artist, one should learn about their influences. Director Wong Kar-wai allows his audience to do just that in his stylish, brooding narrative of Ip Man, the kung fu master who trained Bruce Lee. The Grandmaster is the latest work to come out of China in the current Ip Man renaissance.
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Review – It Defines Itself
Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is an inspiring journey through a nowhere-but-somewhere lawless atmosphere and the distinct perspectives of three characters. To some, the film may seem “conventional” in terms of plot and character, but what it may lack in those it certainly makes up for in sheer visual delight and the casts’ mastery of the story and their characters.