The Last Thing He Wanted is a jumbled mess that starts out as a journalism story, shifts into a thriller, and doesn’t commit to either premise.
This translator was pleasantly surprised that Les Traducteurs, in addition to being an expertly crafted thriller, is faithful to our profession.
This is an odd film. Just under (under!) 90 minutes, with barely any dialogue, stretching over a period of at most two days, only a handful of characters and the briefest of backstories, it is so focused and so tightly wound that it comes and goes almost before you can get your bearings.
Bad Times At The El Royale is beautifully produced and it doesn’t feel all that slow for how long it is, but more than anything it is a great cast and an intriguing concept that end up fizzling out.
The film is clever with its central conflict, the wrenches it throws into the characters’ gears are unexpected, and the decisions made to solve them have real stakes and no easy options.
If you haven’t seen Parasite, and you’re here because you’re planning to: I envy you, because you’re about to go on a wild ride.
Destroyer is rough around the edges, but Nicole Kidman’s anguished performance is truly astounding.
Flawlessly directed, expertly written, incredibly well acted: Widows is everything you could hope for in a heist movie.
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively, at the very top of their game, make an explosive duo, as intense as they are hilarious.
Thanks to clever writing and editing, virtually the entire action takes place on the computer screen, and while it risked becoming a gimmick this resource is used to its full extent by turning Google searches into an anguished investigation.