The Lion King
The movie is never less interesting than when it's trying to be the original Lion King, and never more compelling than when it's carving out…
A serious work of science fiction, about a young woman raised by a robot she calls mother.
Those who go into the picture with clear eyes and focused minds will appreciate the singularity of what Do has achieved here.
The latest video essay in Scout Tafoya's series about maligned masterpieces celebrates Karyn Kusama's 2018 film, Destroyer.
At the level of image, sound and music, this is a frequently brilliant film.
It’s a dancing elephant of a movie. It has a few decent moves, but you’d never call it light on its feet.
A poor couple's life that goes from bad to worse to even worse.
Return now to those thrilling days of yesteryear.
If you grew up reading storybooks about small family farms stocked with ducks and pigs and lambs and loyal sheepdogs, the documentary "The Biggest Little Farm" will probably make you happy. Its main characters (one of whom is also the filmmaker) left urban life and got into farming because they'd spent their entire lives carrying around those kinds of nostalgic images in their heads. The reality of farming proves to be a lot less rosy, of course—a fact telegraphed in the movie's ominous flash-forward opening, which heralds a Biblically-scaled natural disaster that the farmers will have to survive somehow.
Abel Ferrara's scattered but distinctive and often lovely biography of the controversial director.
After a laborious start comes an action film of geometric beauty and precision.