Martin Scorsese’s brilliant biodoc expresses unabashed adoration for George Harrison — the man, his life, his music and his mission. And, with no apologies about it, will let you know, up close and very personal, all the reasons why.
Archive for January, 2012
Michelle Williams’ delicate, underplayed performance demonstrates the actress’ courage and confidence in her own talent to take herself — and her audience — inside Monroe’s fragile psyche.
Blame it on the Fox Television series “Glee”! With the resounding success of the lives-of-the-members-of-the choir theme, intercut with catchy songs, there were bound to be imitators like this. So instead of progressive, “Glee”-type social/cultural issues, there’s a small town in Georgia church choir trying to get to a national singing competition in Los Angeles. Read more
Still riding the success of last year’s “The Social Network,” David Fincher was probably the only director who could claim the English-language adaptation of the first film with so much authority.
A likable Mark Wahlberg and novel setting can’t save this rote heist thriller. Read more>>
Even buried beneath her prosthetic makeup, Meryl Streep carves out a convincing portrayal of the famously stubborn world leader and, yet again, proves her worthiness as the closest thing America has to acting royalty. But even Ms. Streep’s best efforts can’t rescue this sloppy biopic from itself.
Gentle, calm and kind, Buck Brannaman can, it seems, tame any horse, and the creatures who ride them. The cowboy who is known as the ‘original horse whisperer,’ travels around the USA to various ranches, giving horse owners workshops about how to handle their steeds, especially those that have a will of their own and insist upon expressing it. Filmmaker Cindy Meehl follows with camera in hand. Read more>>
Lynne Ramsay’s bleak psychological thriller revolves around the relationship between a guilt-riddled mother and her troubled son. Based on Lionel Shriver’s best-selling novel of the same name, it explores nature vs. nurture with a different twist. Read more
The uncompromising director digs as deep and as dirty as is required to unflinchingly expose the nature of Brandon’s (Michael Fassbender) addiction and, thus, his inner truths. Read more>>
Filmmaker Susanne Rostock’s documentary profile presents 3a comprehensive look at the career of the beloved and highly respected singer and social activist in what is both a biography and tribute film. Read more>>