Sunday, 18 February 2018
As an executive is held captive by an employee, it's up to his wife to deliver the ransom.
More psycho-drama than thriller this movie has ambitions to tell more than its story holds; good performances, though.
Maltin**1/2: "More a character study than a conventional story, this interesting, elliptical plays with chronology in challenging ways but doesn't lead to a satisfying conclusion. The three stars are excellent."
Thursday, 15 February 2018
A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life.
It shows that this movie is the adaptation of a stage play as its very heavy on dialogue, but the stellar performances and intelligent direction make it worth the while.
Two friends hired to police a small town that is suffering under the rule of a rancher find their job complicated by the arrival of a young widow.
Nicely photographed and played elegiac revisionist Western celebrates old-fashioned men's bonding and honor which includes a good slice of misogyny as well.
Maltin**: "Fairly simple story...takes an awfully long time to spin out. Harris and Mortensen make a great team, and their friendship is the most interesting aspect of this long-winded film."