Documentary Rod Lott
Although now I can’t remember the publication, I recall reading an
article about con artist Frédéric Bourdin and thinking, “This would make
a really good documentary.” A few years later, The Imposter is that documentary.
Horror Rod Lott
What’s an Academy Award-winning director like Barry Levinson doing in a found-footage horror movie like The Bay? Trying to revive a Rain Man career, I’d assume, following 15 years of flops like Envy, Bandits and Man of the Year. Here's another.
2012's presumed Best Picture winner hits home video.
Thriller Phil Bacharach
Generating suspense from a story that is a matter of historical record
is no easy thing. That was the primary challenge facing Ben Affleck and
Chris Terrio, the director-star and writer, respectively, of Argo,
a thriller inspired by a real-life covert operation that helped rescue
six U.S. embassy workers out of Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis.
Sci-Fi Rod Lott
When I first saw Holy Motors,
it was in a way that would make director Leos Carax cry, “Mon dieu!”:
on a small window on my computer screen. That’s hardly the proper
showcase for a film that set Cannes all abuzz, especially for courting
year-end votes from critics’ groups.
Thriller Rod Lott
And just like that, director Frédéric Jardin leaps onto my ongoing radar for his work on Sleepless Night, a powerhouse French-language thriller. The crime film begins with action and rarely lets up during its 98-minute sprint.