It is not quite the archetypical western, but one that uses the trappings of the genre to tell a story of found families.
Overwritten monologues and conflicts that ring hollow sink a movie that tried to be a sentimental one-act play.
A surprisingly effective emotional backbone elevates The Dig above the academic retelling of its real-life story.
A very straight-up theater adaptation, but with top-notch directing, writing and acting.
The first half suggested a better paced and more interesting film, but the rest weighs it down too much. Wonderful title, though.
The story of a Japanese journalist in Uzbekistan, this movie is not perfect, but it’s doing something different.
Sylvie’s Love is a beautiful love story, and while it may not break any molds, sometimes it’s worth it just to see skilled storytellers at work.
Mixing several genres, White Lie works best as a duel between a young woman and a lie she can no longer control.
Made with largely improvised dialogue, this film could have been gimmicky, but turns out to be a subdued drama about broken friendships.
Gripping from beginning to end, a powerful and emotional exploration of the loss of hearing.