The key, it seems, to successful slow-burning in narrative fiction is the narrative rather than the actual slow-burn. Episodic and off-the-cuff, the minute film initially feels like a lark, a renowned filmmaker spending a little time with everyday folks.
Taking place over the course of a day, Taxi consists of his interactions with these different people, some of whom recognize him. Winona Ryder stars as a popular girl in a Plastics-like clique who gets tricked into murdering all of her friends — and then covering it up as suicide.
Bynes was born to be a comedienne, with a way of making everything she does funny, and this movie is a glimpse into what could have been. Collin understands that his film is about people, not art, but his deft storytelling—and the endless sadness that comes from his tale—flexes its own nimbleness and beauty.
Like the song suggests, Fame lives forever. Matthew Robbins Old people and aliens partner to fight gentrification for the crowd-pleasing win! Instead, it is remarkable for its foundation, for all of the substantive storytelling infrastructure that Kusama builds the film upon in the first place.
Jafar Panahi In the seven-plus years since Iranian director Jafar Panahi was sentenced by government authorities to a year ban from filmmaking in his homeland, the acclaimed auteur has turned inward—and kept making movies. It was 50 years ago this past August that Charles Whitman ascended the university tower with a cache of guns, killed three people inside, and went on to kill another 11 plus an unborn baby over the course of an hour and a half.
John Scheinfeld Those old and new to John Coltrane will find something to appreciate in this vivid, albeit effusive, tribute to the jazz legend.
But something like Heaven Knows What pierces that veil. Unlike Let the Right One In, The Transfiguration may not be a vampire movie at all, but a movie about a lonesome kid with an unhealthy fixation on gothic legends.
Keith Maitland The University of Texas clock tower shooting ought to be a footnote in American history and not a reference point for contemporary national woes. Throughout the film, you feel the slow, grim pull of inevitable tragedy set against a lush visual palette. Patrick Brice Creep was not a movie begging for a sequel.
Abdellatif Kechiche Three-hour movies usually are the terrain of Westerns, period epics or sweeping, tragic romances. The brilliance of this Antonio Campos drama is that it tries to answer that question while still respecting the enormity and unknowability of such a violent, tragic act.
Na Hong-jin The U. The progenitor of big money series such as Saw and Insidious has a knack for crafting populist horror that still carries a streak of his own artistic identity, a Spielbergian gift for what speaks to the multiplex audience without entirely sacrificing characterization.
We all are Cher Horowitz, just as clueless as ever. In the case of The Invitation, that involves a tale of deep and intimate heartache, the kind that none of us hopes to ever have to endure in our own lives. It was simply amended, and it continues to be amended inwith the constant evolution of the criminal justice system.
Documentarian Kasper Collin—who previously made My Name Is Albert Ayler, also about a jazz musician—looks at the difficult, abbreviated life of trumpeter Lee Morgan, who was shot dead in the winter of in New York.
Robert Laing Tom Hiddleston wanders waste-strewn halls. Back in those days, a public act of violence on this level was an anomaly piercing the veil of our sense of security. Bonus points for an absolutely horrid-looking at Matthew Broderick, making us rethink being attracted to him in Ferris Bueller.
XX is a horror movie spoken with the voices of women, a necessary notice that women are revolutionizing the genre as much as men. If bad looks this delicious, who wants to be good?The bizarre tale is about the romance between a wild-child year-old (Ruth Gordon) and a young man (Bud Cort) who stages suicides.
They both like going to funerals. I saw this movie when I was about 8 years old (so in the early '80s). I did not hear much of the movie since I snuck into the living room and was secretly watching behind the couch when my babysitter and her boyfriend were watching it, so please bear with me.
I feel like this is a really satisfying movie, because they end up with a cute boutique, and Michele has like, a rich, awesome boyfriend. Erin. The best teen movies of all time senior who pays a popular girl $1, to pretend she’s dating him for a month so he can appear cool.
20 Age-Inappropriate Movie Romances Lolita is the definitive fictional example of the young girl and the much older man — after his character's relationship with a year-old girl.
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