There’s a dissonance between the film’s darker subjects and its seeming desire to offer something uplifting at the end, and the mediocre songs are a distraction.
This is first and foremost a Roger Corman exploitation special and, as such, it offers all the necessary ingredients: cheesy action, laughable gore, and plenty of T&A.
Feels like a condensed version of a story that, given more time to breathe, might have been fascinating and emotionally effective.
Although there is a fair amount of regurgitation of the news story, "The Dissident" offers sufficient new material to justify its existence.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-09-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Director: Antonio Campos
Cast: Tom Holland, Robert Pattinson, Sebastian Stan, Bill Skarsgard, Haley Bennett, Riley Keough, Jason Clarke, Harry Melling, Mia Wasikowska, Eliza Scanlen
Engrossing but conventional – a well-told story whose evocative setting and vivid performances combine to produce a grim and lurid tableau.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-06-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, )
Director: Spike Lee
Cast: Delroy Lindo, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Jonathan Majors, Chadwick Boseman, Mélanie Thierry, Paul Walter Hauser, Jasper Paakkonen, Johnny Nguyen, Jean Reno, Le Y Lan
This is a work of passion and anger and it conveys points in the subtext that provoke an emotional and intellectual response.
A comedy caper that relies more on the charm of its stars than the twistiness of its narrative, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" isn’t quite clever enough to justify the full 110-minute running length.
With a quarter-century-long friendship in the cross-hairs, "Driving Miss Daisy" tracks the evolution of race and class relations during a tumultuous era.
Quintessential film noir; anyone wondering what that means need only watch the movie to understand its impact and importance during the heart of Hollywood’s Golden Age.
Reasonably faithful to the source material while at the same time existing as a direct sequel to Kubrick’s adaptation.