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Wonderstruck

Wonderstruck is an evocative movie with a vaguely disappointing narrative that, although it reaches a conclusion, doesn’t justify the patience viewers must exhibit to reach that point. More successful as an exercise in style and re-creation,...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-27
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Oakes Fegley, Millicent Simmonds, Jaden Michael, ...
Carol

Carol is a haunting motion picture - the kind of film that stays with the viewer long after the multiplex’s neon signage has disappeared from the rear-view mirror. Despite having a deceptively simple storyline, the film is entirely unlike any o...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, ...
Life During Wartime

In 1998, Todd Solondz's Happiness became one of the most talked-about and controversial indie films of the year - a black comedy that ventured into David Lynch territory to expose the rot underlying the placid exterior of suburbia. At the time, Hap...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2010-07-23
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA/COMEDY
Director: Todd Solonz
Cast: Allison Janney, Ciaran Hinds, Shirley Henderson, ...
My Family

My Family, the portrait of a Mexican-American family living in East Los Angeles, boasts a series of distinguished thematic antecedents, including Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather and Zhang Yimou's To Live. Here, as in the 1972 gangster saga, t...

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Release Date: 1995-05-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Gregory Nava
Cast: Jimmy Smits, Scott Bakula, Jacob Vargas, ...
Sweet November

Note to readers: this review contains spoilers. While I do not believe that the revelation of certain plot points will damage the overall viewing experience, those who wish to see Sweet November without having previous knowledge of key elements wo...

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2001-02-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA/ROMANCE
Director: Pat O'Connor
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Jason Isaacs, ...
I'm Not There

Few figures in 20th century music are more deserving of the label "enigma" than Bob Dylan. Reclusive, frequently misunderstood, and never pigeonholed into a niche, Dylan has remained a mercurial figure for the entirety of his long career. So when...

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 2007-11-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, ...
Far From Heaven

Welcome to the world of "Father Knows Best", white picket fences, and brilliant fall colors. Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven takes us to Hartford, Connecticut, circa 1957. However, unlike most traditional period piece dramas, the intention here isn'...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2002-11-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, ...
Erin Brockovich

The cinematic landscape of early 2000 is littered with the carcasses of disappointing dinosaurs presented by respected, or at least recognizable, filmmakers: John Frankenheimer and ...

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2000-03-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, ...
Virgin Suicides, The

The Virgin Suicides is Sofia Coppola's directorial debut, and its effectiveness illustrates that she's better behind the camera than she is in front of it. (Most movie-goers will remember her ill-fated attempt to portray Michael Corleone's daughte...

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2000-04-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Sofia Coppola
Cast: James Woods, Danny DeVito, Leslie Hayman, ...
Limey, The

Terence Stamp is The Limey, and The Limey is Terence Stamp. Forget about everything else in this film - the supporting cast, which features Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzman, and Peter Fonda, Steven Soderbergh's lively direction, and even Lem Dobbs' ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 1999-10-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: THRILLER
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Cast: Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Lesley Ann Warren, ...