The play Grace takes stylistic liberties, showing the end at the beginning, and playing scenes in reverse, almost cinematically, so that the actor Paul Rudd walks backwards trying desperately to return to pre-cataclysmic grace.
Q: Is Premium Rush the best movie about New York City bike messengers this year?
A: Premium Rush is the best movie this year about New York City bike messengers. Premium Rush is also the worst movie this year about New York City bike messengers.
There are the seeds of a funny and exciting film buried within Premium Rush. Instead, there's a lot of footage of people riding bikes with determined looks on their faces. Sorry, it's just not that exciting.
The Indie on Demand Movie Review will be a short, weekly audio series in which I'll take a look at a film that has recently become available via on-demand platforms. This week, I'm looking at Return, the debut feature from director Liza Johnson.
Roland Emmerich's been making disaster films since time can remember, yet for all his besetting humans with floods, fires, and earthquakes, he's never managed to make something as resonant, affecting, and powerful as Take Shelter.