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.
Comes complete with a smart script, likeable leads, and a willingness to occasionally tweak a rom-com trope or two.
Presumably, director Wayne Roberts wants to say something profound but the message is muddled and the means by which it is presented are confused.
This isn’t a movie, it’s a cog in a multibillion-dollar media empire, a soulless feature-length example of product placement at its most blatant.
Although the film’s length demands patience, it is a meticulous recreation of an event that represents a history lesson as well as an effectively crafted drama.
Critical to a wider understanding of Bergman as a person and a filmmaker and represents one of his most dissected and discussed contributions to ‘60s cinema.