This may not be a work of the quote-unquote "New Hollywood," but "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" can see that the Old is on its way out.
In the new Danish horror film, a girl slowly becomes a werewolf while the film's audience slowly falls asleep.
Class conflict complicates motherhood, and vice versa, in this slice-of-life Brazilian film.
An emotional crowd-pleaser, "My Voice, My Life" is an inspiring look at a group of under-valued kids who are transformed when they are cast in a One-Night-Only musical in Hong Kong.
Adapted from the stage play "Posh," the film remains small in scope, confined to an extra-privileged corner of Oxford University and an ill-fated party in a country pub's private dining room.
The Dardenne brothers used to put up the perspective of individual existences on the screen. But now it seems that they can see the entire world.
American Nuclear Family Exceptionalism is the fantasy on offer here, and everything else -- thin plotting and cardboard characters included -- function only in support of that wishful thinking.
Perry delivers luscious compositions shot in a wide aspect ratio, searching for soft visual planes -- the water, the wind, a still face -- that can be broken by a sudden scream. He revels in misery.
Taking two semi-popular franchises and meshing them together sounds fabulous on paper, but it doesn't work in this hybrid.
Oscar-nominated director Albert Maysles' last documentary follows the owl-bespectacled, "geriatric starlet" and fashion icon Iris Apfel and her husband Carl.