Worth seeing for the story it tells, the tension it generates, and the glimpse of potential it offers for future productions employing the "screenlife" technique.
Not for those who crave light, uplifting entertainment but for anyone who wants a precise, visceral experience from a motion picture.
Although there are times when some of the tonal shifts can be jarring, the production as a whole feels rambunctious – a perfect concoction for the #meToo era.
Despite its awkward and uneven elements, "The Prom" offers enough high-energy moments to be seen as a passable motion picture adaptation of the stage play.
U.S. Release Date: 2020-10-02
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Explicit Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Science Fiction
Director: Brandon Cronenberg
Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Bean, Tuppence Middleton, Tiio Horn, Rossif Sutherland
As science fiction, it's a little disappointing but as horror, it’s a rousing success – a shocking and disturbing gem.
By taking a different road, Iannucci has provided something that captures the essence of "David Copperfield" without being constrained by every detail.
This movie is passable popcorn entertainment – a two-hour distraction that won’t stand the test of time but was never intended to.
A delightfully romantic flight-of-fancy that proves there’s room for more than one flavor of the "Groundhog" Day premise.
Just as many of the director’s previous efforts have defied pigeonholing, "Parasite" delights in ping-ponging from one genre to another, defying expectations along the way.
With no real plot and little in the way of character definition, "Playtime" exists as a two-hour exploration of Tati’s thesis about the dehumanizing implications of modern society.