Part of our Rock in Cinema series
“Caught on the brink of his transformation from folk singer to rock idol, the 24-year-old Bob Dylan glides through D.A. Pennebaker's classic documentary, the pale, slightly chilly calm at the center of a media whirlwind.
“Meera Menon’s refreshingly female-skewed financial thriller, Equity, proves that the women of Wall Street can be just as cold-heartedly corrupt as the boys. Equity’s relative sternness of tone hardly feels accidental, given its portrayal of a professional landscape where women...
“Hell or High Water is a thrillingly good movie — a crackerjack drama of crime, fear and brotherly love set in a sun-roasted, deceptively sleepy West Texas that feels completely exotic for being so authentic.
“The phrase ‘ethnographic film’ may be outdated, and perhaps even condescending, but for those drawn to cinema from diverse origins, wishing to learn more about other cultures, Ixcanul is a delicious, strong brew.
“Prince Charming is 20 or so inches shorter than expected in 'Up for Love', Laurent Tirard's story of a woman struggling to accept the bemused looks she gets when out on the town with her new boyfriend (Jean Dujardin, Oscar winner for The Artist).