Emma Davie and Moran McKinnon have created one of the year’s most powerful documentaries with I Am Breathing, a devastatingly close-up insight into the final months of Neil Platt, a sufferer of Motor Neurone Disease, which left audiences in stunned silence at the Edinburgh Film Festival this afternoon.
One of the world’s fastest growing cities and biggest economies, Beijing is a place where the divide between the rich and poor is vast. But among the impoverished houses and grimy bars that lie in the shadows of this metropolis, Zhang Yuan manages to find beauty, tenderness and humour in his newest release Beijing Flickers.
SHORT TERM 12 delivers powerful emotions in a moving drama about the ersatz family created by the staff of a group foster care facility.
It’s not fair to say that Man of Steel is a boring film, or even a bad film, because it’s not. It’s an ironic film, because the action that takes over the latter third of the movie is far less engaging and powerful than the moments when we’re simply given the opportunity to learn who Superman is and what he represents.
Directed by first-timer Dan Scanlon, Monsters University reunites the beloved voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi while introducing a powerhouse supporting cast! It is my pleasure to report that real Pixarian heart and humor are back for summer 2013.
Gushing out the ole’ horror movie poop shoot this week is Ethan Hawke in The Purge! But if you see one Ethan Hawke movie this week, see Before Midnight.
The surprisingly banal goings-on in a strip club restroom are chronicled extensively in FROM THE HEAD, the autobiographical account of a men’s room attendant.
The Kings of Summer is a fantastic coming-of-age tale that seems from another era. The story of these boys, their friendship, and their quest for manhood is timeless.