Jan. 01, 2016 at 7:48am | By Ann Hornaday |Permalink
An otherworldly haze suffuses The Wonders, a coming-of-age tale that occupies an enticing realm between dream and reality. Written and directed by Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher, this well-acted family drama offers moments of arresting imagery that, finally, can...
Dec. 22, 2015 at 1:32pm | By Cary Darling |Permalink
Even if it didn’t have a spellbinding central performance from Cate Blanchett, Carol would be worth seeing just for its sumptuous re-creation of an era. Set in 1950s New York City at Christmas, Todd Haynes’ film is luminescent — like a perfectly p...
Dec. 22, 2015 at 1:30pm | By Michael Phillips |Permalink
Twentieth Century Fox
The marketing campaign for the new David O. Russell film, Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, has been extremely nervous about bringing down the party with the word “mop.” Mops traditionally do not sell at the multiplex. Mops traditionally are what clean up...
Dec. 21, 2015 at 9:54pm | By Cary Darling |Permalink
The financial crisis and subsequent Great Recession that hit in 2007-2008 was the source of much global grief and heartache. The Big Short tells the flip side of this tragedy, about those who saw it coming and profited from it.