The film functions best in its awareness of its own ridiculousness.
There is no physical rescue in “The Red Turtle,” no return home, no grand welcome reception, no special on the news. The rescue is the life that our castaway makes on the island that imprisoned him.
As dumb as it all is, the actors know it, the writer knows it, the studio clearly knew it and the director seems to have given but one direction to his cast: ham it up. "Power Rangers" goes all in on every dumb thing about it.
“Life” never goes for the easy scare, instead preferring to ease the viewer into full-on terror and let the characters’ increasing paranoia speak for itself.
Perhaps if the characters were charming or likable, it would be easier to give 'CHiPs' a pass
Ungur and Huang’s documentary revisits Romania to explore how the TV series shaped the country’s fabric.
What at first seems like a fragmented mosaic of disparate lists is expertly weaved into a cohesive narrative that is simultaneously self-aware and poetic.
Art house cinema isn’t necessarily boring; it just requires a generous amount of patience.
What did I just watch?
The films recognized on Sunday stood out for their simultaneous mastery of narrative and innovative artistic expression.