Consequences is a rough experience in a ruthless environment, but its regard is clear-eyed and energetic. It is a tale of survival in a violent, hypermasculine world.
For such a prolific director, Dolan isn’t always making the same film. Here he’s crafted a beautiful portrait of a fierce, messy friendship.
Quietly, slowly, Portrait of a Lady on Fire paints a lavish picture of love and friendship, as intellectual as it is passionate.
Even though it seems to run out of steam sometimes, Vita & Virginia is still a touching, if dispassionate, love story that does right by its subjects.
Antonio Banderas shines with an understated performance in Pain and Glory, a self-reflective study in nostalgia.
God’s Own Country is harsh, but it is also tender, and it’s all the more affecting because it finds hope and love not in a fairy tale but in a story that feels real and lived in. I am sorry I missed it when it came out, because I feel like I lost valuable time where I could have been thinking about it.
Booksmart is everything a teen comedy could ever aspire to be: it’s razor sharp, it’s quick on its feet, it’s full of love and tenderness, it’s original, it’s uplifting, and as if that wasn’t enough, yes, it is a comedy, and it’s hilarious. Olivia Wilde directed a treasure of a movie, and you cannot watch it soon enough.
Boy Erased succeeds in using one person’s story to shed light on a large reality, and takes the chance to explore notions of identity, family and acceptance.
Xavier Dolan’s first English-language film is an intriguing exploration of identity and family with a superb cast.
The Favourite is unabashedly modern, it has sharp teeth, and it is outrageous in all the best ways.