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.
Boxing movies are hardly ever about boxing. This one's real subject is the pull of family.
King George was terrified to be in front of a microphone. That's nothing compared to going head to head with the average North American congregation with nothing but three points and a poem.