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Review: THE OUTFIT, Twisty Crime-Thriller Never Fails to Impress

Graham Moore has had something of a meteoric rise — if ten years counts as a meteoric rise, that is — as a published author-turned-filmmaker. Beginning with a well-regarded, commercially successful, historical detective novel, The Sherlockian, more than a decade...

Review: WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Leaves Us Wanting More

Nobel Prize-winning, South African author J.M. Coetzee’s 1980 novel, Waiting for the Barbarians, always seemed ripe for a big- or small-screen adaptation. Equal parts allegorical, metaphorical, and satirical, Coetzee’s trenchant critique of imperialism and colonialism contained the kind of Big...

WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS Trailer: More Like, Waiting For Something to Happen

Big stars, big story, big production values, and a trailer that is so restrained it feels lifeless. Sorry, I don't mean to be unkind, but I've watched the new Waiting for the Barbarians trailer twice now, and I'm not sure...

Review: DUNKIRK, Nolan Styles Overwrought War Epic

After a slew of tired franchise entries and superhero tentpoles, the summer finally delivers a truly essential big screen experience. Austere and nerve-racking, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is a bold big-screen gamble that employs an experimental structure and little in the...

Christopher Nolan's DUNKIRK Teaser: Wow, That's a Lot of Soldiers

The first teaser for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is not about the stars of the movie (including Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Kenneth Branagh) nor about the external forces that left Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France surrounded...

Review: THE BFG, Steven Spielberg's Infectious Sense of Play Returns to the Fore

Once upon a time Steven Spielberg was the fabulist of our time. Looking at Close Encounters of the Third Kind or E.T or even Jurassic Park and A.I., you could see a sense of wonder and playfulness in his filmmaking,...

Cannes 2016 Review: THE BFG Showcases Steven Spielberg's Infectious Sense Of Play

Once upon a time Steven Spielberg was the fabulist of our time. Looking at Close Encounters or E.T. or even Jurassic Park and A.I., you could see a sense of wonder and playfulness in his filmmaking, a childlike enthusiasm that...

DUNKIRK: Nolan To Direct Hardy And Branagh In WWII Drama

French newspaper La Voix du Nord and The Hollywood Reporter are bringing us the news that British director Christopher Nolan's latest will be a World War II drama based around the 1940 evacution of British and French troops from Dunkirk....

The Many Faces Of Tom Hanks

There is a new cold war thriller in cinemas called Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg (one of his finest works even, according to Christopher Bourne), written by a team including the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks. And...

New York 2015 Review: BRIDGE OF SPIES, A Thrilling Throwback To An Earlier Era

The New York Film Festival's transition in the past few years from being more or less purely a showcase for the crème-de-la-crème of world cinema (which it still largely is) to being an increasingly prominent stop on the way to...