Woody Allen fans were in a rough spot for nearly a decade and a half. But now, with his sexy, sun-drenched Mediterranean comedy Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the enchanting new Midnight in Paris, Allen seems to have a new lease on life.
For years, rumors abounded that Terrence Malick was working on a screenplay version of the book of Genesis. Though Genesis: The Movie has not yet come to fruition, The Tree of Life comes close to being such a film.
Werner Herzog's hypnotic documentary—which takes us into the Chauvet Cave, where the oldest paintings known to humankind were discovered in 1994—is the first movie to suggest a convincing reason for the invention of 3D cinema.
Incendies is a disturbing layover at the crossroads of forgiveness and revenge. It's a challenging film on several levels. Not only is there a hearty helping of violence to be digested over the film's 130 minutes, but audiences must also wrestle with a complex narrative structure.
This invigorating documentary offers a poignant portrait of a life devoted to the pursuit of beauty. Cunningham, a photographer who documents fashion in his long-running New York Times column, is both an artist and a social commentator, though far too modest to describe himself as either.
In the latest First Things, David Bentley Hart skewers the thought of Ayn Rand. Yet only in a passing reference does he acknowledge the reasons for the renewed interest in Rand.
Dramatic adaptations of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre tend to go for romantic embroidery and Gothic grandiloquence. But the new movie version feels pared down in all respects except the emotional. It has a piercing ferocity.
Mike Leigh's latest film is pared down but surpassingly elegant, like a superbly assembled piece of chamber music. But it has an unusual flaw.
In a post introducing Arts & Faith's list of the top 25 horror films of all time, Jeffrey Overstreet rightly observes that not all horror is created equal.
Not long ago, European religious cinema thrived. Now, religion typically appears in films only as a problem--and the solution to that problem is usually liberated sexuality.