Sam Mendes’s tale of forlorn love works best as a study of the pitfalls that litter the American Dream.
Martin Scorsese followed up The Departed with Shutter Island, a claustrophobic psychological thriller about the madness of loss.
Richard Linklater’s 2001 rotoscope experiment gets lost in philosophical aimlessness.
The Wachowskis’ last theatrical film to date — a space opera with Channing Tatum as a roller-skating wolf man — is one of their most ambitiously corny efforts yet.
Porco Rosso is yet another swashbuckling adventure in the grand tradition of Hayao Miyazaki, a high-flying caper about a flying pig who’s also a sea pirate.