Clooney has accomplished something rare and unusual in today’s cinema – an epic science fiction motion picture that focuses on characters and ideas.
A small film with big ideas, bigger speeches, and two towering performances.
Stands out from most surviving silent films in both its epic scope and ability to craft scenes and images that remain effective nearly 100 years later.
Doesn’t embody the standards nor incorporate the tropes one associates with escape films yet, in its own quiet, insistent way, it’s as good or better than most of them.
An excellent hybrid gangster/neo-noir film that delivers with both barrels.
An unconventional tale of redemption that earns its ending by not falling prey to every cliché of the genre or giving in to the temptation to become too sentimental.
Without demonizing individuals, McCarey pinpoints the self-absorption that results in the neglect of those whose presence demands sacrifice.
More than 70 years after its premiere, it’s as easy to see a little bit of oneself in Marty as it ever was.
Remains one of Miyazaki’s most memorable endeavors and is among the handful of “must see” animated films produced in the last 40 years.
The movie is all about the nonstop dialogue but, as a result of the way the words flow, they function as momentum builders.