Noelle has more going for it than just being one of the easiest ways for Disney+ to make a good first impression.
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.
The latest in Scout Tafoya's video essay series about maligned masterpieces celebrates Jaume Collet-Serra's 2009 film, Orphan.
A piece on the the culminations of Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones.
Buried somewhere in this smart but somewhat disorganized and repetitious movie about The Satanic Temple is a trickier, potentially deeper and more all-encompassing work.
A low-budget survival film with grand ambitions, set in the real world.
An old-fashioned adventure movie, more interested in characters, atmosphere, and eye-popping locations than in fight scenes and chases.