Thompson on Hollywood
The Dark Horse (2016)
Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Mhysa (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 3 - The Rains of Castamere (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Second Sons (TV Episode)
"This wedding was in some ways excruciating to watch, and we certainly didn't fault Tyrion for getting hammered. But it did serve one gratifying purpose, continuing his transformation into a de facto hero. "
"So just getting his hand cut off is not the worst thing that can happen to a guy in George R.R. Martinland, better known as Westeros and its continual neighbors, the backdrop for the still increasingly-great Game of Thrones. "
Game of Thrones: Season 3 - The Climb (TV Episode)
"Highlightsfor this eventful episode include: A face-off between well-matched master thespians Diana Rigg and Charles Dance, as Lady Olenna and Lord Tywin, that may be the acting highpoint of the first two-and-a-half seasons of GoT. "
Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Kissed by Fire (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Walk of Punishment (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Dark Wings, Dark Words (TV Episode)
Game of Thrones: Season 3 - Valar Dohaeris (TV Episode)
"By and large the episode consists of a succession of two-person dialog scenes, in which pairs of gifted actors... confront each other in scenes bristling with tension, in every one of of which something crucial is at stake. "
"This is less the social satire it may have been, and more a marital drama with a twist, propelled by good work from Thomsen (the star of Vinterberg's startling debut "Festen") and particularly Dyrholm. "
Midnight Special (2016)
"Nichols displays that rare faith in his audience, to go with the flow, make our own deductions or assumptions, to read into this cross-country chase what we will --Christian allegory, alien fantasy, or any number of options in between. "
The Automatic Hate (2016)
The Revenant (2015)
The Hateful Eight (2015)
"Boasts stunning wide-screen photography, dazzling long takes, time-shifting perspectives, mysteries to be solved, wind blowing through kicked-in doors and window frames, surging horses, raging blizzards, knives... and bodies piled on the floor. "
The Big Short (2015)
By The Sea (2015)
"As regards much of current nonfiction, it goes its own way stylistically, structurally, musically and sonically in telling the stories of people in the throes of a recent breakup, and how they cope -- or, obviously, not. "
Masters of Sex: Season 3 - Through a Glass, Darkly (TV Episode)
"In the invigorating "Through a Glass, Darkly" -- an episode given over to assuming (and losing) control -- "Masters of Sex" begins to articulate the season's through-line, which has been to examine the chaos that life tends to create... "
"Charting the Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning exposure of widespread abuse of children by Catholic priests, this terrific film should be in the running for its own writing prizes, among others, come awards season. "
6 Years (2015)
Closer To God (2015)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2015)
The Midnight Swim (2015)
"Swim is, among other things, a movie about sisters, who actually seem like sisters...This may seem like a small thing, but it's an aspect of filmmaking that's ignored often enough to be noteworthy when it's not. "
I Believe in Unicorns (2015)
Saint Laurent (2015)
Sunshine Superman (2015)
Queen of Earth (2015)
Knight of Cups (2016)
Human Capital (2015)
Inherent Vice (2015)
Patrolman P ()
"Although Mizrahy's narration lacks a certain sparkle, the archival footage of what is now Old New York -- the '70s era of a burning Bronx, garbage strikes and John V. Lindsay -- is fascinating. So is Phillips. "
Miss Julie (2014)
"Chastain's electrifying performance places among the great female dramatic turns in a literary tragedy, from Nina Pens Rode in 'Gertrud' to Nastassja Kinski in 'Tess' and Isabelle Huppert in 'Madame Bovary.' "
Evolution Of A Criminal (2014)
Big Eyes (2014)
The Immortalists (2014)
A Most Violent Year (2015)
The Gambler (2014)
Force Majeure (2014)