Perhaps the greatest appeal of “My Octopus Teacher’’ is in its ability to draw out our desire to return to the natural world. Even as we escape into it through a screen, once the film cuts to black, one cannot help but want the screen to stay that way, and get back in touch with the great outdoors.
More than making an extraordinary movie, Zhao has made a classic genre her own by crafting what is perhaps the most ordinary and quietly powerful road movie of all time. Enchanting, heart-breaking, quiet — but nonetheless urgent — “Nomadland” is a must-see.
Nolan can do better than "Tenet.” He has, and he will. In the immediate aftermath of seeing the film, however, one cannot help but feel that maybe Nolan has overstayed his welcome.
In just under a week, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will crown its winners of the coveted Oscar statuette. “Joker” leads the pack this year with 11 nominations, but will the film’s popularity as a nominee propel it all the way to a Best Picture win?
Disclaimer: the following article is a defense of the motion picture musical “Cats,” not of the species; I do not — and never have — liked actual cats.
Some of the best movie from 2019, ranked by your very own Justice writers.
However, if I may indulge one incentive to see the film — without giving too much away — it is this: in the same vein that Luca Guadagnino appropriated the peach as a vehicle for pleasure in “Call Me By Your Name,” Bong uses the peach as an agent of chaos in “Parasite.”
“Joker” is a film that operates under the aesthetic guise of a thoughtful film, shrouding the fact that it is absent of social commentary, made at the expense of the dignity of the mentally ill and people of color. This film is no laughing matter.
On the heels of stellar reviews for his supporting turn as Cliff Booth in “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Brad Pitt has come back to the silver screen for the second time this year in James Gray’s “Ad Astra.”
To Ms. Lopez: I am sorry for underestimating you, in spite of my long-standing consciousness of your talent. May you win an Academy Award for your performance in “Hustlers.”