Ralph Fiennes delivers a magnificent performance as Charles Dickens while directing himself and a first-rate ensemble in "The Invisible Woman."
Earlier this week I chatted about holiday films with my friend and colleague Alonso Duralde, author of the book "Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas."
Writer-director Asghar Farhad works so well with his actors that everything seems genuine and naturalistic, even the scenes involving young children.
Spike Jonze is so smart, and his new film so ingenious and relevant, that I wish I liked it more. I was completely captivated at first but after a while I became impatient.
At a time when so many comedies try to push the boundary lines of raunchiness as far as they can, this one deals in another, much rarer, commodity: sheer silliness.
The hand-to-hand combat that fills the movie is seamlessly integrated into a make-believe world created by the magicians at Jackson’s WETA workshop. (Photo by Mark Pokorny)
A charming and heartwarming piece of entertainment, highlighted by a handful of superior performances. (Photo by François Duhamel - Courtesy of Disney Ent. LLC)
On the plus side of the ledger, Russell enables his cast to inhabit some colorful, downright transformative, characters. (Photo by Francois Duhamel)
You have to admire Joel and Ethan Coen's ability to put a personal stamp on everything they do.
Director and co-writer Scott Cooper never finds a way to transform his working-class parable into a meaningful story in "Out of the Furnace."