Articles by David Hudson
“Cumberbatch handles tired conventions with aplomb, sliding effortlessly into a role that practically demands to be overacted.”
A “courageous, honest gesture” for some; “close to a disaster” for others.
Critics are all over the map on this one.
“Showcases the finest performance Pacino has delivered in years.” Updated through 8/31.
“The deeper into IN THE BASEMENT we go—the weirder things get—the harder it is to look away.”
It “may be doomed to dwell” in the “deservedly large shadow” of BIRDMAN, but some find it “deserves to find its own audience.” Updated through 8/31.
Plus, Wes Anderson talks with Bogdanovich about THEY ALL LAUGHED. Updated through 8/31.
Stillman is “cinema’s novelist of manners, who reveals deep and enduring patterns beneath the shimmer of apparent frivolities.”
Critics are split on this comedy loosely based on he true story of the robbery of Charlie Chaplin’s grave.
Critics Round Up is especially handy on a long holiday weekend.
“An exciting and emotionally grandstanding drama about temptation, shame, humiliation and greed.” Updated through 8/31.
“Doesn’t feel like a sententious ‘issue’ drama, and is all the more affecting for it.” Updated through 8/31.