A magnificent melodrama

‘Round the bend

“If anyone calls, just say I died.” “Yeah? How long you gonna be dead?” “I dunno. A couple days or so.” – John Cassavetes, as Robert, to wife Gena Rowlands, as Sar...
Some utterly disillusioned folks just hangin'

Godard’s second first film

Jean-Luc Godard called Every Man for Himself (1980) his “second first film,” and I don’t hesitate to say that while the impact of Godard’s first first film, Breathless (1960) ...
Julianne Moore as Alice

The milquetoast of human kindness

Based on neuroscientist Lisa Genova’s eponymous bestselling novel, Still Alice charts the experiences of an otherwise healthy, active, middle-aged woman afflicted with early onset AlzheimerR...
Oh, me? Just doing a little scribble, really.

Master of light

This latest and visually loveliest film from Mike Leigh is a study of the English Romantic landscape painter J M W Turner (1775 – 1851), whose work functions as both subject and inspiration—an openin...
"What's wrong?" "Capitalism. Ugh."

A hollow handshake

Let me just start by telling you what it’s about, because what it’s about is by far the most interesting thing about A Most Violent Year, J C Chandor’s third feature and, following ...