I say this flick Shaft is a bad movie. Shut yo’ mouth.
It would be impressive even without the palpable sense of connection and understanding that Liu brings to the material, but its easygoing intimacy is what puts it over the top.
A solid hangout movie as well as a band-of-buddies film.
An unusual and interesting feature that tries to convey the inner state of a non-communicative young woman mainly through reaction shots of her face, and that alone is enough to power it beyond any moment to moment difficulties that might have.
A celebration of Jane Campion's "In the Cut," as part of a video essay series about maligned masterpieces.
Paul Rudd plays against type, though not effectively, in this true story of a baseball catcher who was also an OSS agent.
Roger Ebert was born on this day in 1942, and died a little over five years ago. I owe a good part of my success to reading and watching Roger, emulating as many of his lessons as I could, and later, being championed by him.
A solid romantic comedy with sharp dialogue, amusing characters, and a few surprises up its sleeve.
A lovingly detailed look at two unpleasant men.
Creepy beyond belief.
Our monthly series on the overlooked films of time gets to Sidney Lumet's Daniel.