Anna Boden codirects and cowrites Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Asghar Farhadi attempts to meld melodramatic mystery with his usual humanistic drama, but leaves little space for either impulse to be satisfied. Disappointing and strangely anticlimactic.
Tina Gordon and Jas Waters cowrite fantasy comedy What Men Want, starring Taraji P. Henson; more… [This post is for Patreon patrons only for the first month.]
Marta Prus directs a documentary about Olympic gymnast Margarita Mamun; Theresa Rebeck directs feuding-siblings dramedy Trouble; more…
Doubly dated, lacking in humor and subtext, its impressive cast deliberately underutilized, this is little more than an exercise in gorgeous production design.
A tad dated and scattershot, but the messy package is inventively absurd… and unlike many Hollywood comedies, able to carry that absurdity to a silly end.
Almost, but not quite, hilariously demented — if accidentally so — drama about sex and death, and why not to get involved with drug cartels.
Plus: Cannes shocked by We Need to Talk About Kevin and Lars von Trier; family values robot from the future Arnold Schwarzenegger turns out to be a hypocrite…
I’ve listened to my fellow critics snarking on the film’s many many faults and I’ve laughed, but only at myself, because they’re not wrong and yet still it doesn’t change the fact that I really had a lot of fun with this movie.
Hoorah! A woman pirate who actually gets to do piratey things, and is played by Penelope Cruz? Awesome!