Half submarine picture, half heist movie, Black Sea is an excruciatingly grim yet thoroughly pleasurable thriller.
Essentially "American Beauty, Italian Style," but with a scrambled timeline, this ensemble piece about troubled upper-middle class strivers is slick, confident and rather empty.
Blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth as a buff computer hacker, is a preposterous thriller made genuinely thrilling by director Michael Mann.
The first Unloved of 2015 tackles Michael Mann's "Public Enemies".
Matt Zoller Seitz appeared on CNN on January 3, 2015 to discuss "Life Itself" and Roger Ebert.
It's quite good, for what it is. But it's that "for what it is" part that proves slightly troublesome.
Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet it's fascinating, and the performances and photography are outstanding.
The new version of "Annie" is fashionably artificial and not very well directed, but its unabashed good cheer is very welcome.
What happens to a marriage once the early ardor cools? That's the central question in this likable drama starring Mathieu Amalric and Emmanuelle Devos as a husband and wife at a crossroads.
Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's counterculture fable is a gorgeous, goofy, mysterious film.