Copenhagen (2014) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Copenhagen (2014)

One of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations, Copenhagen, Denmark is a city of wide canals, narrow cobbled streets, and colored buildings. The city’s beauty is fully captured by cinematographer Alan Poon in Mark Raso’s debut feature Copenhagen, a film that might be described as a joint “coming-of-age” saga. It is the story of two people,…

Sleeping With Other People (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Sleeping With Other People (2015)

“So, where is this going?” Those are the five dreaded words every romantic relationship will wrestle with in order to figure out the identity and destiny between its two prospective lovers. Also, it just happens to be the central question behind writer-director Leslye Headland’s new romantic comedy-drama (her feature directorial debut was “Bachelorette” in 2012…

Crimson Peak (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: Crimson Peak (2015)

Crimson Peak is one of the most beautifully crafted visual experiences I’ve had in a movie theater in a while. Guillermo del Toro certainly knows how to put together beautiful imagery, whether it’s a fantasy masterpiece like “Pan’s Labyrinth” or a comic book adaptation like “Hellboy.” His movies are amazing to just *look* at, and…

My Golden Days (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: My Golden Days (2015)

A poignant love story, Arnaud Desplechin’s (“Jimmy P.”) My Golden Days (Trois souvenirs de ma jeunesse) is filled with warmth and humor and delivered with a lively and playful touch in the Desplechin style: The use of voice-overs, split screens, the iris-effect, and characters looking and speaking directly into the camera. Challenging us with numerous…

The Lobster (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: The Lobster (2015)

Driving is an androgynous slob. Could be a woman, a man or a mime — she actually looks like Marcel Marceau without makeup. It’s raining, drizzling over her windshield, drops that produce a mud the wipers intermittently splatter onto her sight. When she arrives where she was going to, we watch her leaving her car,…

45 Years (2015) by The Critical Movie Critics

Movie Review: 45 Years (2015)

William Shakespeare wrote (Sonnet 116), “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds, or bends with the remover to remove: O, no! It is an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken.” Though Shakespeare would not admit impediments to the marriage of true minds, Kate and Geoff Mercer in Andrew…

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