The Imitation Game features genuinely moving moments, but time and time again they’re trodden on by melodramatic Hollywood tropes, says Joseph Henderson.
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Whilst Interstellar seem to ask enough of their audience in terms of plot complexity, dialogue so plainly expresses the film’s semantic intentions that it becomes condescending, says Joseph Henderson.
Nightcrawler is an intelligent, pitch perfect examination of moral complications underlying Western culture’s capitalist desires, says Joseph Henderson.
Joseph Henderson talks about the highly anticipated Gone Girl – an almost flawless and exquisitely paced masterpiece.
Maps to the Stars is an objectively intelligent film, but lacks the emotional intensity of Cronenberg’s earlier work, says Joseph Henderson.
For the 80th birthday of Brigitte Bardot, Joseph Henderson talks about the French actress, offering a personal comment on her work and personal figure.
Corbijn faithfully handles this brooding and carefully constructed political allegory with praiseworthy poise, says Joseph Henderson.
The harmonious balance between the substance and style of the film makes it a truly expressive and accomplished work, says Joseph Henderson.
Not even Gary Oldman can save this flailing remake of the science fiction classic.
Christian Bale’s latest picture, Out of the Furnace is a tender and powerful film, says Joseph Henderson.
Inside Llewyn Davis could be easily mistaken to fall victim to the same flaws as its protagonist, and perhaps takes a particularly forgiving viewing stance to appreciate its particular brand of melancholic nostalgia.
François Ozon’s ambivalent exploration into an introverted teen’s foray into prostitution is majestic, intelligent, but not trouble free.