The Red Turtle is a fable but one told so simply and unpretentiously that it seems real.
No one should come to see The Great Wall expecting a literary experience.
While presenting itself as a family comedy with some thematic undertones, Toni Erdmann really pushes those distinctions past their limit.
There’s a pretty astounding amount of nothing going on in this film.
I think Sing and La Femme et la TGV are the most deserving of the Oscar this year.
For a film called The Space Between Us, it could have used a lot more space…
It’s a fine tribute to one of America’s great writers and thinkers, whose work is more relevant than ever.
Hallström expertly exploits just about every known trick to jerk your emotional heartstrings, while also providing breathing space with comic moments.
The experience of watching it is similar to eating a McDonald’s hamburger.
It’s enjoyable enough if you like horror comedy and are willing to indulge this director’s tendency to favor style over plausibility.