This too-straightforward retelling of history is too mainstream, too dull, and squanders a considerable opportunity.
What does it say about us as a society that “The Post,” director Steven Spielberg’s insightful and intense historical retelling of the Nixon White House’s attempt to silence the press, is sadly topical today?
There are plenty of moments in a teenage girl’s life where the trivial becomes momentous and the momentous becomes devastating, and they are presented here with a poignant and compassionate vibrancy that I’ve rarely seen so accurately captured on film.
This is the kind of indie movie that makes normal audiences think they hate indie movies.
“Christine” dramatizes the tragic true story of Florida television news reporter Christine Chubbuck, a young woman who, in the summer of 1974, pulled out a gun and shot herself in the head live on the air.
LOUISA: MATT: LOUISA SAYS: Philip Roth’s deeply personal novel “Indignation” gets the big screen treatment in this elegantly photographed, beautifully acted and richly directed