All is True finds its director and star Kenneth Branagh channelling his love of all things Shakespearean into a refined, but unpretentious sort of passion project.
A bland, flavourless mash of spy thriller, family drama, and historical romance cliches stitched together without any sort of regard for larger social or dramatic context, Red Joan is a muddled movie made up of background noise and broken parts.
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.
Given the age of the James Bond franchise–celebrating 50 years young this year, if you had somehow missed all the stories and events surrounding the anniversary–it’s something of a miracle that Skyfall, the latest film, is nothing short of spectacular.
Arriving this week on store shelves: Disney debuts their latest animated princess story, Tangled, starring Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi; Academy Award-winner Natalie Portman stars in Darren Aronofsky’s psychological thriller, Black Swan; plus reviews of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Riddick Collection on Blu-ray.
This week on DVD and Blu-ray: Daniel Day-Lewis stars in the musical drama, Nine; things get a little strange in Terry Gilliam‘s Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus; and Steven Spielberg‘s moving war epic Saving Private Ryan arrives on Blu-ray.
Opening this week just in time for Christmas holidays, Robert Downey Jr. stars as tough but wise Sherlock Holmes; Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Rob Marshall‘s musical, Nine; plus a look at Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, It’s Complicated, Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and Up In The Air.