Dwayne Johnson tries, but he’s surrounded by poor CGI and a terrible adaptation of yet another comic book. Ian McShane steals what little movie there…
Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" is a modern blockbuster, full of the visual and aural and narrative tics and cliches we expect from modern blockbusters, but at the same time it's ferociously and sometimes strangely original: a work of fervor, as grandiose and obsessive as its Biblical hero.
This snapshot of modern teen mating rituals is loaded with heartfelt and keenly observed pessimism, which is conveyed in super-tight closeups, roving camerawork and restrictive framing that convey the limits of the characters' world and worldview.
Matt Zoller Seitz goes in-depth with author Mark Harris about his book on five directors who aided the war effort in World War II.
"Jodorowsky's Dune" is an account of a film that was never made, despite all the love that its makers poured into it, and yet it's surprisingly warm and inspirational.
Why film critics should write about filmmaking.
As directed by Josh C. Waller and written by Daniel Noah, "McCanick" is a tedious, often incompetently assembled mass of cop-on-the-edge clichés.
This intense and poignant drama from writer-director Tom Gilroy is about a young man whose world is suddenly turned upside-down; it's a throwback to 1990s American indie films that were more about atmosphere, characterization and regional detail than gimmicks.
I can't imagine anyone who liked the show not enjoying this movie, even though the first half is stronger than the second. All in all the movie delivers what you expect but not in the way that you expect it.
A half-hour documentary about David Milch's Western drama "Deadwood," which premiered ten years ago this week on HBO. Written by Matt Zoller Seitz, edited by Steven Santos, narrated by Jim Beaver.
This adaptation of Jay Ward's 1960s cartoon is sweet and bombastic, clever and weirdly reactionary.