Posts Tagged ‘film criticism’
Jesse Eisenberg makes a credibly, and unexpectedly, badass action hero. But "American Ultra" tops out at modest velocity straight down the middle of the road.
The movie doesn't feel phony, but it beats an unexpected retreat to safety — a solace far beyond the gaze of the greatness “Compton” gives you at the outset.
Co-star/writer/director Joel Edgerton delivers a confidently patient, psychologically potent and wonderfully acted parable about victimization and vindication.
After this, you sense even if Tom Cruise leans more heavily on others for 20 more years of "Mission" movies, he'll will them into equally unhurried excellence.
For a film forged by favors and trial-by-fire filmmaking, it earns its place in the panoply of ’90s psychological thrillers that throw you for a loop…or six.
Even if "Self/less" is the sort of ride you suspect will eat your money from the get-go, that doesn’t ease the disappointment when it happens.
To call “Re-Animator” campy and leave it at that seems a knee-jerk reaction to discredit, or disregard, the clear skill behind an excellent American horror movie.
A well-made movie that could have been better, in which the quiet, talkie parts are more interesting than the mayhem.