Posts Tagged ‘1960s’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Janelle Monáe, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer star in "Hidden Figures," a 20th Century Fox release.

Hidden Figures

"Hidden Figures" earns its inspiration by understanding the hard-fought ways in which cultural perseverance factors into equations larger than any of us.

Natalie Portman portrays Jacqueline Kennedy in "Jackie," a 2016 Fox Searchlight Pictures release directed by Pablo Larraín.

Jackie

The best Kennedy film in 25 years fuels no conspiratorial fires but suggests our collective complicit collusion in stoking embers of the "rosy" Camelot era.
Robert De Niro stars as David "Noodles" Aaronson in Sergio Leone's epic "Once Upon a Time in America," a 1984 release from The Ladd Company.

Class of 1984: “Once Upon a Time in America”

In its proper form, Sergio Leone's magnum opus becomes a masterpiece of haunting introspection, temporal misdirection, potent symbolism and unremitting power.

Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams star as Walter and Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," distributed by The Weinstein Company.

Big Eyes

Disabuse yourself of the "automatic awards contender" notion, and simply enjoy this peppy, punchy, poignant and powerfully acted surprise from Tim Burton.

The Sapphires

Based on true events, this inspiring tale of an Aboriginal girl group touring Vietnam could be saccharine but instead has winning soul.

Ginger & Rosa

This coming-of-age drama set in 1960's London should compel, but slow timing and low stakes make it a snoozer.

Class of 1983: “The Outsiders”

Despite great moments, "The Outsiders" feels like two movies awkwardly thrown together by an auteur who was adapting to being cowed by bankers and executives.

Class of 1993: “A Bronx Tale”

Nick's monthly look at films celebrating major anniversaries in 2013 begins with Robert De Niro's directorial debut — an emotionally complex coming-of-age tale.