Spotlight takes four awards, including Best Film…
In a year when badass women are obviously doing very well for Hollywood, this is no explanation for this beyond unthinking, reflexive sexism.
The “War on Drugs” has never felt more like an actual war in this brutal, scathing condemnation of the lawlessness of the battle… on the “good guys” side.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists is one of the orgs for which I help choose year-end best-ofs.
A witty, clever, character-driven bit of science fiction wonderfulness, full of suspense, surprise, tension, and an unexpected poignancy.
About 25 minutes of footage from the film and a Q&A with director Doug Liman reveals some pleasant surprises (and a reason to worry). No spoilers!
Visually ravishing, as you’d expect from Hayao Miyazaki, but there is, disappointingly, no drama and no conflict here.
So glad to see Emily Blunt getting one of those coveted Manic Pixie Dream Girl roles…
There simply never seems to be any reason why lovebirds Tom and Violet can’t just get married already. Unless the film is delivering an object lesson to uppity career ladies…
See! This is how you do romantic comedy!