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.
This is no "Almost Famous," but it doesn't have to be. It's a sweet film in its own slack key that'll scratch an itch for light, laughter, and what the Hawaiians call Ohana.
Shout Factory continues their double-feature Blu-ray releases with two more off-the-wall Italian horror films.
Veteran film critic Emanuel Levy examines the work of cinematic auteurs Pedro Almodóvar, Terrence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus van Sant and John Waters in his ninth book.
"Little Boy" has everything Americans love in a Hollywood movie. A typical David and Goliath story, the film shows the power of the small person over incredible odds. But the central metaphor of "Little Boy" has disturbing implications.
Shout Factory's latest Blu-ray sequel release neither follows up the 1978 cult hit "The Toolbox Murders," nor does it come on the tails of Tobe Hooper's fan favorite of the same name from 2004.
One of the best dystopian film series out there, the next chapter in the "Divergent" series is a compelling and character-driven film with enough Blu-ray special features to satisfy its legion of fans.