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Lady Chatterley
This new French version of the D.H. Lawrence story is tastefully presented but not nearly as scandalous and coarse as the published novel.
"...Directed by: Pascale Ferran. Starring: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot, Hélène Alexandridis and Hélène Fillières...."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Beach Bum
Fear and loathing in Florida with Korine and Matthew McConaughey
"...in a hammock, surrounded by naked women, with two hands on a bongo drum and a mouthful of gibberish..."

March 29, 2019 Movie Review by Dan Gentile

Back Roads
Dark family drama works, but was better as a book
"...since the violent death of his father at the hands of his mother, Harley (Pettyfer) has been forced to..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Liz and the Blue Bird
High school anime is a bittersweet symphony
"...unexpected items, like the way the girls move their hands when they talk to each other, or tiny drifts..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Happytime Murders
Puppet comedy crime caper is less Feebles, more just feeble
"...to say, hey, isn’t it fun to flap your hands provocatively in a third-tier Melissa McCarthy comedy? One wins..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl
A madcap animated ramble through Kyoto's drinking district
"...can get away with making what would, in lesser hands, just be a boozy bar crawl into something lighthearted..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Submergence
Europe's great sentimentalist explores the mysteries of separation.
"...24 fps résumé and you know you’re in the hands of a director defiantly enamored of romantic love, but..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gringo
Long-delayed stoner comedy is a little stale.
"...he’s acting out by phone Harold’s torture at the hands of invisible kidnappers, drunkenly rambling on about a chess..."

March 16, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Wrinkle in Time
Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the children's classic rarely soars.
"...more fantastical settings and seems to throw up its hands, as curious to see what happens next as we..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Luv Doc: Services Rendered
Idle hands are the Devil's playthings
"...now she has a lot of time on her hands, but doesn't seem to be doing much with it...."

March 9, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

A Ciambra
Cinema verité depiction of life in Italy's Roma communities
"...which would be a real risk in less adept hands: yet the story is told with such a uniform..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Suburbicon
The dark side of Fifties middle America
"...that might have had a quirkier vibe in the hands of the Coens, who might have also exercised their..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Made
Tom Cruise is a pilot who becomes embroiled in the Iran/Contra scandal
"...morning in America – but in director Doug Liman’s hands it becomes a four to the floor, sky-high action..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Whose Streets?
A you-are-there portrait of the tragedy in Ferguson
"...a white sheet. Witnesses asserted that the young man’s hands were raised in the air at the time he..."

Aug. 25, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Chuck
The rise and fall of the real-life Rocky
"...about chasing dreams and letting them slip through your hands, as well as the gravitational forces that cause one’s..."

May 19, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Transfiguration
A coming-of-age tale with a blood-sucking twist
"...– might have yielded deft social commentary in the hands of another storyteller, and it’s worth wondering what, say,..."

April 28, 2017 Movie Review by Michael Agresta

Your Name
This body-swapping anime is a stunner
"...once you place your faith in screenwriter/director Shinkai’s expert hands, the reward will come. (Not surprisingly, the film is..."

April 7, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Fences
Denzel Washington scores big in August Wilson's great American play
"...portrait of black life in the mid-20th century, and hands down Denzel Washington’s finest hour yet...."

Dec. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Slash
A sweet coming-of-age film set in the world of fan fiction
"...When Neil’s notebook falls into the wrong high schooler’s hands, he’s mortified, but the event also attracts the attention..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Moonlight
There's magic in this Moonlight
"...in this movie are superb, Harris’ turn here is hands-down award-worthy...."

Nov. 4, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Land
Teen skaters get caught up in the drug world
"...Fate hands them a decidedly dangerous deal when one of the..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Men & Chicken
Danish black comedy is a nimble tone-shifter
"...(see The Five Obstructions). But in Jensen’s extremely capable hands, everything (mostly) works...."

April 29, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Barbershop: The Next Cut
Cutting hair and cutting up
"...and company decide to take matters in their own hands (scissors in one, comb in the other) by negotiating..."

April 22, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Elvis & Nixon
Now we can do more than wonder about the day these two men met
"...Presley, the king, and Richard Nixon, the president, shaking hands in the Oval Office. It’s the most-requested image from..."

April 22, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hello, My Name Is Doris
Sally Field is spectacular in this gently lovesick and funny dramedy
"...in Hello, My Name Is Doris. In Field’s ever-capable hands, Doris is a thing with feathers, eternally hopeful in..."

March 18, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Youth
Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel star in this gorgeous, existential ode
"...In lesser hands, Youth might as well have been titled Yawn, but..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Miss You Already
Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette co-star as best friends facing crises
"...freshly shorn skull. There’s very little dialogue, because the hands have said everything...."

Nov. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Our Brand Is Crisis
Sandra Bullock shines in David Gordon Green's political comedy
"...dirty business and Our Brand Is Crisis keeps its hands far too clean...."

Oct. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Once I Was a Beehive
Pleasant summer-camp film checks its religious ideology at the tent
"...still grieving for her father, is left in the hands of new in-laws while the newlyweds head off on..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

DVDanger: Of Manos and Mosquito
Two schlocky classics get a pre-Halloween restoration
"...good or ill, that title goes to Manos: The Hands of Fate, which gets a home release after an..."

Oct. 24, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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