Case in point, Hamlet restricts action, blocking, and dialogue to conventional setups that allow the play itself to take center stage. The filmmaker, who similarly observes the wear and tear his characters take to the flesh in the same way they suffer inside, evokes life as a journey of shared consciousness. Cries and Whispers. Braveheart substitutes polished aesthetics, quotable speeches, and superficially bravura camerawork for a genuine examination of historical legend, while its would-be woozy romance remains trapped beneath the weight of both its unmerited running time and overly orchestrated sense of tragedy.
Don't have an account? Borgnine channels the rough, primal energy that characterized his darker roles in earlier films into a measured performance of quiet despair and stoic solitude. This mathematical headache is probably not something most of us need to worry about though, since the next "missed" leap year won't be until 2100.
As the steely, singularly determined gun-for-hire enlisted to kidnap an English-Pakistani woman on the eve of her arranged marriage, Patel mostly succeeds in his against-type gambit.
Consider this project part cathartic exorcism and part sheepish capitulation to the role the Oscars have played in our lives. It meant that they had some extra days to get rid of in order to become synchronized, which they decided to do gradually, skipping just the leap days.
Steve McQueen, as is his wont, is largely content to craft images and sounds that strongly convey atmosphere and evoke great horrors but are less visualizations of human feeling than artistic posturing. Played with heartbreaking vulnerability by Ernest Borgnine, Marty is the quintessential cinematic everyman, a lonely, insecure Bronx butcher resigned to bachelorhood but nevertheless secretly hoping to find a love of his own.
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View All Critic Reviews 25. The screenplay scrambles through biopic backstory, traveling, in just two or three reels, all the way up to the 1894 case of Captain Alfred Dreyfus Joseph Schildkraut , convicted of treason on flimsy evidence because of widespread anti-Semitism—though the film never acknowledges such bigotry.
Hollywood has never been very comfortable, or perhaps capable of, depicting great writers successfully—or, for that matter, taking their struggles seriously and their triumphs sincerely. Log In. Hudson, working with the great cinematographer David Watkin, has crafted an exquisite glass house in which to witness this uneasy, irrefutably well-meaning, and quite physical drama.
Brandon Judell. After Rebecca , Hitchcock would infuse such dread in bourgeoisie comedies of manners, occasionally springing formalist tricks to highlight key emotional shifts.
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