There’s something enormously refreshing about the openness and honesty found in Keith Behrman’s coming-of-age film, "Giant Little Ones."
Simply directed but rich in detail, "Gloria Bell" has no deeper themes or motives beyond documenting a slice of the main character’s life.
Little more than a B-movie with strong production values and an eclectic cast, this is far from Jordan at his best.
Renoir’s vision, themes, and implementation are as strong today as when he committed them to celluloid more than 80 years ago.
Overlong, talky, filled with meta references, and with a strangely low-energy tone, the movie never fully gels.
Effective and affecting while being careful to avoid overdosing its audience on material that some might deem too shocking or upsetting.
A generic espionage/crime thriller; although briskly paced, the plot is far from airtight and demands a deus ex machina to reach its climax.
“Hollow cash grab” is one way to describe "The Grinch." Equally appropriate would be “soulless abomination.”
Bleak and gripping, "Galveston" offers a compelling experience for those who don’t demand pure escapism and are willing to sample the darker side of cinema.
The passage of time has dimmed its greatness while at the same time imbuing it with a nostalgic element that allows it to work today.