The genius of Alcarràs is that it finds ways to tell emotional and even political truths as if by coincidence, articulating with silence or in the background what other movies struggle to tell directly.
With so many films devoted to the different aspects of parenthood, I’d never seen one so thoughtfully, so compassionately study the emotional needs of a child.
Prepare to be stressed out, to feel your palms getting sweaty, to see all the things that you know are going to go wrong go wrong, but do watch Boiling Point if you can find it.
Language Lessons is fine for a lockdown movie, if you don’t care about the premise any more than it does, but I hoped for more from a movie all about learning Spanish.
Cyrano boasts true Hollywood musical numbers, beautiful songs and a talented cast.
While it is, for better or worse, the same old story, West Side Story is a cinematic spectacle bursting with color and joy.
Despite a wholly uncritical, corporate PR tone, King Richard is an effective biopic.
The Lost Daughter, in its normalcy, feels as tense as a thriller because anything could happen, anytime. Watch it for the atmosphere, or the performances, or the story, but don’t let it pass you by.
A moving tale of childhood.
Half gothic horror, half swanky noir, Nightmare Alley is a lot of cinema. It is written to fit together like clockwork, designed and shot to look like the best classics.