Jane Eyre

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.
April 13, 2011

Another Year

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.
March 16, 2011

The Fighter

Boxing movies are hardly ever about boxing. This one's real subject is the pull of family.
February 7, 2011