Deeply uninvolving, often weirdly stilted and amateurish, and emotionally inert, which is pretty unforgivable given its subject matter of grief and despair.
An underwater heist of Nazi loot? Awesome. Submarine movies don’t get much better than this intensely suspenseful popcorn adventure.
I’m almost loathe to share Scoot McNairy, cuz he’s been my secret boyfriend since Monsters and I kinda don’t want all your lascivious eyes all over him.
A bitter dramedy of creative desperation that has something sneakily marvelous to say about what it takes — and what it doesn’t — to be an artist.
At every turn, and via a simple narrative that is so effortless it barely feels constructed at all, nothing here is quite what it seems, and everything is even more than what it is.
Turns a dark mirror on crime mythology to reflect a startling, unflattering image of America.
And which films from recent years should have gotten such a nomination? (Hint: Argo is brilliantly well cast.)
“Sunny with a chance of creatures” could well be the weather report from this world, one not too far removed from our own, in one of the most startling movies of our new DIY filmmaking culture.