From its majestic opening shot, filmed in a single take lasting nearly 14 minutes, we are gripped. The soundtrack rises and the visuals assume laser-sharp clarity in the vast, noise-free expanse of space...
American Hustle consolidates David O Russell’s reputation as a maverick filmmaker. The director’s seventh feature is a marvelous mosaic of 1970s Americana. The film has already snagged several Golden Globe awards. Will the Oscars follow suit?
Saving Mr. Banks chronicles the 20-plus years that Walt (as Mr. Disney preferred to be called) spent convincing the British novelist P.L. Travers to sell him the movie rights to her beloved children’s book, writes Rashid Irani.
At long last, a film by Steve McQueen has made it to our multiplexes. Here, the British video artist-turned-filmmaker casts an unflinching eye toward racial abuse in pre-Civil War America. There is no doubting McQueen’s commitment, compassion and craftsmanship.