One of the film's successes is that it coherently keeps track of these disparate characters in an interesting way. Writer/director Clinton Smith has chosen a hyped-up reality look in terms of colours and angles, that matches his inner-city drug...
The Bélier Family earns every tear and chortle with its mix of sensitivity and rude exuberance.
Being a teenager is awkward and embarrassing at the best of times, but try being the only hearing member of a deaf family, and having to translate for everyone at the doctor’s office, the bank and the market stall. Not to mention having...
Spike Lee returns with a timely cry of the heart.
Ann Hornaday  With its titular city again making unsettling headlines this week, Chi-Raq arrives like an audacious, confounding, unabashedly sincere cry of the heart.
‘The film weaves those many small details to re-create the angry, racist world N.W.A. came out of.’
It’s rare that a band made famous by controversy can stay relevant even a few years on. But more than two decades later, N.W.A.’s music still has the power to shock and startle. Director F. Gary Grey’s 150-minute biopic doesn’t make an especially...
The Movie Show reviews The Commitments.
Margaret: Alan Parker, maker of Midnight Express, Fame, Angel Heart, etc., has been looking for that breakthrough film for a while. Maybe with The Commitments he's found it. The film is set in modern Dublin, looking at times almost post...