Mission: Impossible

Mission ImpossibleMission: Impossible: Brian De Palma creates a stylish, slick thriller that is constantly exciting despite Continue reading

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Harvey (1950)

HarveyHarvey: Henry Koster presents a whimsical, pleasurable, low-key comedy; the story has Continue reading

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Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Mission Impossible Rogue NationMission: Impossible – Rogue Nation: Christopher McQuarrie presents a relentlessly summer-ish film: the action sequences are engaging, Continue reading

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Coogan’s Bluff

Coogan's BluffCoogan’s Bluff: Don Siegel makes an efficient, no-frills actioner; thankfully, it’s not very heavy-handed with Continue reading

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Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXLMagic Mike XXL: Gregory Jacobs embraces the facts that there is barely any story to be told and that the characters are mere Continue reading

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Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and AlexanderFanny and Alexander: Ingmar Bergman instills a ponderous, rigorous pace to his film that is, however, never less than Continue reading

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Marvel’s Daredevil – Season 1

Daredevil S1Marvel’s Daredevil – Season 1: Drew Goddard’s series succeeds (mostly, and for what it’s supposed to be) by Continue reading

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Ant-Man

Ant-ManAnt-Man: Peyton Reed got stuck with a weak story to tell; while the small scale of the conflict is both Continue reading

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House of Cards – Season Three

House of Cards S3House of Cards – Season Three: even if by now this show is somewhat of a known quantity, Continue reading

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While We’re Young

While We're YoungWhile We’re Young: Noah Baumbach’s film approaches, at times, a broad caricature; Continue reading

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