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  • Film Review: 'The Silent Storm'

    Few things in film are more dispiriting than the spectacle of very good actors giving very bad performances -- and there's already a surfeit of onscreen gloom for viewers to contend with in "The Silent Storm." A sincerely but shakily conceived narrative debut for writer-helmer Corinna McFarlane, this uber-dour study of marital collapse casts Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough adrift as an abusively ascetic Scottish minister and his lonely, browbeaten wife, yielding characterizations of such unchecked intensity as to steer the proceedings to the point of parody. The stars' respectively high profiles may secure limited distributor interest in this London festival premiere, but it'd be best for auds and actors alike if this particular storm were to blow over as silently as possible.
  • Review: 'Birdman' ★★★

    Review: 'Birdman' ★★★
    "Birdman" proves that a movie — the grabbiest, most kinetic film ever made about putting on a play — can soar on the wings of its own technical prowess, even as the banality of its ideas threatens to drag it back down to earth. Much of...

    'Birdman' soars feathered and unfettered

    In "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," Michael Keaton is something of a cross between an aging Icarus and the emperor with no clothes — metaphorical until the tighty-whitey Times Square streak. As a latter-day celluloid superhero...

    'Birdman' ascends to the greatest of heights

    At the beginning of "Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)", Michael Keaton's brooding, jittery Riggan Thomson, a Hollywood star faded from view, is in the lotus position, in his underpants, meditating. In his own mind at least (and isn't that...

    In the Supporting Actress Race, How Much Does Size Matter?

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The old adage tells us there are no small parts, only small actors--but a background extra might take umbrage to that statement. Still, there is a long history of actors breaking out with a minimum of screen time. And when it...