Like Ficarra and Requa’s 2011 comedy Crazy Stupid Love, Focus begins promisingly and bops along enjoyably for a while, only to run out of steam…
In the space opera Jupiter Ascending, the Wachowskis bring their trademark mix of bombastic metaphors and disarming sincerity, but the story, performances and look of the film are too played out to have an impact.
An excerpt from Adrian's Martin's Mise en scène and Film Style: From Classical Hollywood to New Media Art.
Scout Tafoya's series on overlooked or under appreciated films continues with screenwriter John Patrick Shanley's debut feature, a comedy starring Tom Hanks as a put-upon factory worker and Meg Ryan in three roles as three different muses.
A remembrance of the writer's friend Gus Murphy, a.k.a. Timothy Patrick Moynihan, son of Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, and quite a character.
This racially charged domestic drama about a custody battle over a mixed-race child is painfully honest but also painful—and not in a good way.
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.