Computer Chess 1/26/22
A group of eccentric computer programmers meet for an annual tournament in which their chess-playing programs go head-to-head to see whose program will dominate.
Crazy Heart 1/25/22
Going back again to that word, credible, the way that the film shows Bad's gift as a songwriter feels real.
But as we see illuminated in a conversation late in the film, always being on the move gives a much needed sense of hope that she might, somehow, be moving toward the thing she misses most.
Thunder Road 1/24/22
Jim encountering a mentally ill suspect in a way that ends in tragedy, his conversation with his sister, or especially the film's final ten or so minutes.
To the Bone 1/24/22
I'm not entirely sure what to think about the way that the film approaches the idea of how someone might recover from an eating disorder.
I, Daniel Blake 1/23/22
What this film does so well is show the way that a system can fail not because all of the people in it are cold, indifferent, or on a power trip, but rather because the system itself is disjoint and even those who do want to help are hampered by regulation or other restrictions.
These calm moments acknowledge something that is sometimes missed in horror films: it's not all death all the time.
Mad Love 1/22/22
In terms of the way that the film is shot, there is an unrestrained energy to it that is equal parts involving and exhausting.
Midnight Cowboy 1/22/22
Probably my favorite moment in the film is when Joe tries to help Ratso clean himself up before the two go into a party.