It might be easy to dismiss Albert Nobbs as a pro-homosexual, pro-feminist film with a heavy-handed political message—but only if you’ve merely read a synopsis or watched a trailer. In an Oscar-nominated role, Glenn Close stars as a cross-dressing lesbian in 19th century Ireland, but as it turns out, Rodrigo Garcia’s period drama transcends the superficialities of issues of gender and politics to probe deeper into spirituality and human experience.
Read my review at Christianity Today.
A giant metaphor for Mexico and the dismay that plagues the country, Miss Bala, the new action-drama from Mexican writer-director Gerardo Naranjo, is visceral eye candy with steady performances and a seamless marriage of sight and sound. Yet with its bleak vision and apathetic treatment of undeveloped characters, the film falls short of the early acclaim it has received on the festival circuit.
Read my review at Paste.
Over a year ago, I blogged about news of a new film from Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom. Now I’m excited to announce that both a release date and trailer have emerged.
The film will hit limited American theaters on May 25. Watch the trailer here.