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.
"Tokyo Story" is as much a journey of discovery as it is an opportunity to reflect. The characters populating this film aren’t strangers. They are our parents, our children, ourselves.
A respectable afterthought sequel that is paradoxically welcome and unnecessary.
More like the dramatization of an Encyclopedia Britannica entry than a fully rendered movie, "Tolkien" loses sight of the character.
The framing of characters is black-and-white and the far-too-pat ending offers an unearned resolution.