And what's right about 'Burning Bush'
Turning from "The Newsroom" to “Burning Bush” is to go back in time and to come forward in sensibility.
Our Nixon is the title of a documentary presented by CNN and some non-political friends, which—again with an implying title—seems set to give us the inside scoop on Nixon’s career. Penny Lane, the director, became interested, she says, when she learned that, along with the known material, there was a large body of videotaped material that had never been seen. This point is never completely explained. But she states that the film was produced entirely from previously extant material, which makes it especially interesting.
'Lovelace,' 'The Canyons,' and 'Ray Donovan' reviewed.
Lessons from the action flick '2 Guns'
The new Denzel Washington–Mark Wahlberg action comedy, lamely titled 2 Guns, feels like a throwback to an earlier era. The fight and chase scenes don’t have much CGI, the villains are drug-dealers and corrupt government officials rather than megalomaniacs or cyber-criminals, and most of the fun comes from the banter between the two leads.
Joshua Oppenheimer on 'The Act of Killing'
An interview with the director of perhaps the most disturbing film about genocide ever made.
Michael Cera gets high, and highly annoying, in 'Crystal Fairy'
Critics, including me, have been teasing the arrival of Michael Cera's manhood—or his man-childhood, anyway—for so many years now that you’d be forgiven for thinking the actor was still a teenager, and a virgin to boot.
Woody Allen makes (his first?) moving film.
'Only God Forgives' is ludicrous
'Drive' director Nicolas Winding Refn returns with 'Only God Forgives.'
Discover Something Different.
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The dramatization of the true story of a young, unarmed, black man killed by the police is—remarkably—potent, not saccharine.