Arthur Miller movies: Visions of the shattered American Dream in the ‘subversive’ family dramas All My Sons and Death of a Salesman.
Boyhood movie with Ellar Coltrane. ‘Boyhood’ movie: Richard Linklater has created ‘conceptually brilliant new film’ Director Richard Linklater once said, “The most unique property of cinema is how it lets…
Best Actress Oscar winner Joan Crawford is terrific as the devoted mother of psycho daughter Ann Blyth in Michael Curtiz’s 1945 melo noir Mildred Pierce.
Turner Classic Movies presents Katharine Hepburn in Little Women 1933: Up to the Christmas Day viewer to decide whether George Cukor’s Best Picture Academy Award nominee is immensely moving or…
Where the Wild Things Are: “Family movies” at the box office. Oct. 18 update: Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are easily defeated its competition at the North American box…
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s capably acted family drama Tokyo Sonata exposes the seemingly inexorable unraveling of Japan’s traditional social fabric.
The genius of Lon Chaney and the best production values that MGM could buy make William Nigh’s ‘exotic’ Mr. Wu movie adaptation a must-see.
Joshua Jackson delivers a low-key, sensitive performance in the otherwise conventional family comedy-drama Aurora Borealis. Donald Sutherland costars.
Shonali Bose’s uneven family drama Amu traces the connection between a long-ago adoption and the bloody anti-Sikh Delhi riots of 1984.
Sorrell and Son movie: Adult themes aplenty in father-son drama starring a superlative H.B. Warner. Anna Q. Nilsson, Alice Joyce + Nils Asther costar.
Stagy screenplay and 3 of its 4 leads hinder Fred Zinnemann’s early drug addiction drama A Hatful of Rain. Eva Marie Saint is the sole standout.
The Oscar-nominated The Grandfather works both as a Fernando Fernán Gómez showcase and as an irresistible message movie.
Sundance movies: Anna Paquin and Josh Duhamel in The Romantics. As usual, the upcoming Sundance Film Festival will screen numerous world premieres; one of them is writer-director Galt Niederhoffer’s The…
Ingmar Bergman’s sumptuous big-screen swan song, the 1982 period family drama Fanny and Alexander, is even more engrossing in its longer form.
Kim Basinger is excellent in Tod Williams’ dramatically uneven psychological drama The Door in the Floor. Jeff Bridges and Jon Foster costar.