The Second Mother
A domestic comedy-drama that starts off from a fairly pat premise but builds strength over the course of its careful, empathetic, and crafty unpeeling of…
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.
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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".
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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.