Hanyo (The Housemaid) (1960)
"... a wildly melodramatic story of middle class ambition set almost entirely in a two-story home that becomes something of a prison as the web of desire and anxiety and loathing and social standing closes in on them."
"It's not necessarily a "good" movie-it's ragged and choppy and scattershot, with broad, cartoonish gags and easy jabs over pointed satire-but it's also fun, unpretentious, cheeky, energetic, gleefully trashy, and filled with junky spectacle."
American Honey (2016)
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
"... an accumulation of minor touches, little dissonances, imaginative observations, and pieces of creative business: hundreds of details that erupt with lives of their own but fit together like a clockwork mechanism with a human heartbeat."
A Touch of Zen (1969)
"King Hu's romantic chivalry adventure is a masterpiece of Chinese cinema, a magnificent epic with grand battles fought with the grace of a ballet with swords, and the most significant cinematic inspiration for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
""In heaven, everything is fine," but in Eraserhead (1977) nothing is fine. David Lynch's debut feature is grim, disturbed, mutated, claustrophobic, a world that appears to be unraveling-or, more accurately, decaying-before our eyes."
Life of Riley (2014)
You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet! (2013)
Wishful Drinking (2010)
"Carrie Fisher's one-woman show, an autobiographical monologue with video clips and visual aids, is a savagely satirical look back at her life and legacy growing up as the daughter of show-business royalty Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher."
Boxcar Bertha (1972)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Iron Man (2008)
" It's faithful to the comic origins without being slavish, draws ideas from the entire run of the series, and stirs a self-aware sense of humor through the action while still taking the enterprise seriously. "
Annie Hall (1977)
"Allen tosses out the usual romantic comedy conventions for his own brand of humor, but under the gags and self-effacing jokes is the portrait of two people who fall in love and then... fall out of love."
Sunset Boulevard (1950)
White Christmas (1954)
"This 1954 holiday classic, directed by reliable studio hand Michael Curtiz (Casablanca), is sentimental, contrived and stiffly silly, yet it still charmed its way to become the biggest hit of its year..."
The Hustler (1961)
"Paul Newman is cocky poolroom hustler "Fast" Eddie Felson, a swaggering pool shark punk who works his trade in dingy bars and seedy poolrooms, in Robert Rossen's atmospheric adaptation of the Walter Tevis novel."
Boogie Nights (1997)
"Boogie Nights is an impassioned and creative portrait of American souls in distress from a young, passionate filmmaker who threw himself headlong into his movies (his follow-up, Magnolia, pushes even further). "
"James Schamus, the longtime maverick film producer who co-wrote many of Ang Lee's films, adapts the 2008 Philip Roth novel and directs this measured, serious, heavily introspective coming-of-age drama."
Little Men (2016)
Kamikaze '89 (1983)
The Color of Money (1986)
"[Scorsese] delivers the cinematic charge of the pool room culture of hustle and gamesmanship along with the education of a young protégé lacking self and a mentor who has yet to face his own conflicted feelings about the game."
The Wailing (Goksung) (2016)
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Phantom of the Theatre (2016)
" It may seem corny to American audiences but it's entertaining and handsome, with a grand sense of design, lavish costumes, and bigger than life emotions, like a lavish, colorful old Hollywood picture with modern special effects. "
Thunderbirds Are Go (1966)
All Night Long (1962)
Don't Think Twice (2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)
"I'm not convinced that the additions strengthens his story-they humanize Sheen's character, a figure more interesting as a dead man walking-but they also fill out his psychedelic odyssey with a heft and a scope befitting an epic."
Apocalypse Now (1979)
"It's a confused plot-by the time the film ends it's completely forgotten that he's an insane serial killer... But it's also a handsome film with great locations and art direction and a memorable mix of fashions. "
Pete's Dragon (2016)
The BFG (2016)
"The first half is pure imagination, a fantasy land off the maps where giants sleep under carpets of sod and dreams frolic like Peter Pan fairies in a mirror world under a magical lake, but he slips in giddy adolescent gags..."
The Intervention (2016)