"I'll See You in My Dreams" is the latest in what can be called The Early Bird Special genre of entertainments aimed at those likely not to be caught dead at a late night screening of "Mad Max" or "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (or even "Pitch Perfect 2.")
The tragedy is made palpable by McCarey's genial, character-focused direction. It's not a subversion or perversion of Hollywood techniques-it's an elevation.
This much-praised film deserves every critical plaudit that's come its way. Essential viewing for fans of Zvyagintsev, world cinema enthusiasts, or anyone who enjoys layered, intelligent drama.
Fans of Cohen's excellent restoration work and re-releases of vintage movies shouldn't come looking for a modern classic here.
Hackman gives a complete performance, and it's one that claims a lineage for this film within a different tradition: hardboiled noir.
"Black Sea" is a classic, testosterone-soaked heist thriller, but its setting and tone give it a gravitas that sets it above other films of this genre.
The film is definitely worth adding to your shelf, alongside other Eastwood classics -- it's not just a great modern war movie, it's a warrior's movie.
The problem with "Black or White" is not that it uses clichés; it's that it tries to fit in nearly every cliché in the book.
The release of this new DVD proves once again that you can't make an exorcism film without pea soup or Linda Blair.
This movie finds an operatic mode that's also unendingly self-aware. "The Fantasticks" is beautifully artificial.