Throwback crime saga shoots for cerebral pleasures.
A Most Violent Year is a movie about a good man in a bad business. Or it might be about a flawed man who desires to be good. But making money here is a dirty game so we understand his tragedy is that he’s destined to fail in that last ambition....
A modest milestone.
If nothing else, Selma has a sense of irony. Still, it’s an irony that’s airtight and writ large. In theory at least, it’s a way of saying, ‘Hey folks, we see the big picture and we won’t let it get away’. Selma, in a way, is a reminder of a sour...