See This: January Picks
Every month, Film Comment highlights some new (and old) films that we feel deserve a little extra attention.
“It’s an adaptation so rich, so attentive to its source, and yet so thrillingly personal, that the combination of maker and material feels like an alignment of stars. ”
“Beanpole is a war film in the deepest sense since it depicts the devastation wrought by conflict, without a single battle scene.”
“It’s a gaspingly funny, disarmingly sweet ensemble comedy that includes a Greek chorus of hard-of-hearing aunties, an extended storyline about stolen valor, and a reverse heist that involves getting a large number of live bats into City Hall. ”
“Malick’s poetic and passionate exploration of Franz’s resistance provides insights into our ethical and moral obligations as citizens.”
“The cohesive interplay between Jewell and his team suggests the strength of Eastwood’s casual approach with actors: when performers grab ahold of their characters, he gets out of their way.”