As relaxed and off-the-cuff as drinks among friends, the chatty, ruminative, and frequently funny documentary Nothing Like a Dame find four friends and British legends of stage and screen riffing about their lives, careers, fears, and dreams.
A stunning achievement of art and emotion wrapped up in a deceptively simple story of a family on the rocks, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is the definition of a masterpiece.
A straightforward and charming look back at the career of one of the most comedic and creative minds in cinematic history, Peter Bogdanovich’s The Great Buster eloquently and delicately lays out the highs and lows of the man often referred to as “The Great Stone Face.”
A delicate, complex masterwork from Turkish slow cinema auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan, The Wild Pear Tree is a departure from the filmmaker’s usually formalist leanings, a gentle and intelligent bit of self-criticism, and a bridge between generations.
An examination of the controversial relationship between art and high finance, Nathaniel Kahn’s insightful and nonjudgmental documentary The Price of Everything understands both sides of the sticky arguments being presented.
A well intentioned but ultimately unsuccessful cinematic adaptation of an award winning Canadian stage play, The Drawer Boy never comes to vibrant life or escapes the limitations of its theatrical roots.
Strange, unique, and almost unclassifiable into any specific genre, Swedish director Ali Abbasi’s Border boasts some of the most peculiar storytelling in any film this year.
A well meaning, but ultimately rather limp overview of gender inequality and sexual assault in the film industry, The Reckoning: Hollywood’s Worst Kept Secret is a documentary that feels like too little, too late.
A film so uninspired and generic that even complaints about it will sound cliched and rehashed, the latest cinematic incarnation of Robin Hood is so vaporous that viewers will forget they’re watching it as it’s unfolding.
John C. Reilly returns as Wreck-It Ralph today in Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet, and I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with the star about stepping back into the role.