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In challenging times, I often find myself returning to a clip from Stanley Donen’s slight and elegant 1958 film Indiscreet.
A dearth of glossier and more extravagant “event” movies has given Nomadland and other small films a greater chance of winning.
The Golden Globe-winning drama follows a Korean-American family, telling a tender tale of rural struggle.
Set in the 1950s, the movie is a lesson in the suffocating domesticity that women of that time faced.
In this new biopic, the director Lee Daniels has followed the example of Lady Sings the Blues by casting an established music star as Holiday.
Jane Campion’s 2003 film is an ugly, frightening exploration of the danger that comes with being a woman attracted to men.
The plot of this unfortunate film is wince-inducingly familiar, the characters psychologically thin.
It is Hanks’s curiosity, his intentness as he watches and listens, which lends him definition.
The master of horror could write, direct and score his own films. So why did he give it all up?
High on the list of achievements of this Bosnian film must be its success in dramatising the hours leading up to the massacre without showing anything more violent than a slap in the face.
In this hip and smacky drama-romance, a young woman drifts through parties, trying to find a higher purpose.