U.S. Release Date: 2020-10-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Ben Shenkman, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Rylance, Danny Flaherty, Noah Robbins, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, John Carroll Lynch, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, Sacha Baron Cohen, J.C. MacKenzie
The movie is both important in what it’s saying about freedom and democracy and enjoyable in its presentation of those themes.
Under ordinary circumstances, it would have been among a select group of “must see” releases during the summer of 2020. As things have turned out, it may be the only one.
More interested in applying non-standard cinematic tactics to enliven the facts rather than being enslaved by them.
"The Truth" is layered and offers a treat for those who savor acting on the highest level, but it is a step down from Kore-eda's best films.
Everything emphasizes the Tall Tale aspects, from the electric, trippy cinematography to the larger-than-life performances of the lead actors.
A meditation about the effects of greed and isolation on the human psyche, this Oscar darling gave Humphrey Bogart his darkest role.
For the first two-thirds, it's an effecting and effective tale of female bonding; however, toward the end, melodramatic contrivances result in an unlikely climax and unsatisfying denouement.
Too little use of a rich palette of music and too much peddling of important themes like diversity and the evils of cultural appropriation.
Although "Terms of Endearment" may be a passable way to spend a couple of hours, to label it as the Best Picture of 1983 (or any year) is a miscarriage.
Feels like an echo of "T2," doing many of the same things and offering similar narrative perturbations but without the verve of the earlier movie.