Adhering to the formalist school of Bergman and Kubrick, Eggers and his editor (newcomer Louise Ford) have shaped a thriller that is structurally compelling and nuanced.
But while Saul is the most featured actor, the true stars of the film are its below-the-line craftsmen.
The film reminds us that bigotry is a continuing issue in the United States.
The makeup of the Academy clearly does not represent the American public, but perhaps it doesn't want to.
Thoroughly entertaining and impressively empowering, the film captures what it's like trying to live and love in the real world.
Where “Deadpool” fails as a straightforward superhero, it more than makes up for in its subversive humor, and its performance from Reynolds.
The performances are outstanding, bringing to life the nuances of the conflicted characters.
Moore is more sophisticated, but still his acerbic, subversive self.
It’s a testament to Smith’s performance that she expands her character beyond mere eccentricity.
It's a soulless, charmless tangle of a movie relying too heavily on the cult success of its predecessor.