Here’s hoping this year’s Academy Awards doesn’t leave female directors out of awards contention for best foreign film.
The 2011 adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s hit novel does right by its investigators but drags out the story around them.
Hans Petter Moland’s adaptation of Per Petterson’s novel is a sensual look at growing up, but it’s more inert than introspective.
Václav Marhoul’s three-hour WW2 fable is a brutal film tied up a bit too rigidly in its meticulous depictions of violence.
Gus Van Sant’s Oscar-winning character drama is a safe, middlebrow nuts-and-bolts picture as formative as it is uncreative for the filmmaker.
Thor’s second standalone adventure buckles under the weight of too many characters and a confused directorial hand.
Kenneth Branagh’s Shakespearean tale of a godlike alien shows the cracks in Marvel’s firmament amid its immature protagonist.