"The film's staged explorations of literature's effect on the psyche are ultimately revealing of the force held on the psyche by cinema, a medium with the power to preserve people as we once knew and possibly treasured them."
"In Spotlight, journalism is serious business. And -- not to bury the lede -- it plays less as a paean to a noble profession than an elegy to a set of practices that are as dead as the steam-powered printing press."
"Fear not and have faith, the film assures us, television will do what the pathetic U.S. Constitution could not-put the malefactor on trial and render a just -- that is, guilty -- verdict, with the perp nailed in the witness chair."
"The movie's sensory evocation of falling in love, with all its joys and miseries, is gender-blind; its critique of patriarchal power-hoarding and bourgeois repressiveness -- the Sirkian theme Haynes previously explored in Far from Heaven -- is timeless."
The Sorcerers (1967)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
"One of the most intriguing movies around, at once knife-edged and tender, ablaze with flaming imagery and a thrashing soundtrack, and more ambitious than films with far greater resources at their disposal. "
Stake Land (2011)
King Kong (2005)