Despite many technical highs in JOKER, the lack of nuance and a determination to be iconically shocking mean Todd Phillips’s film is a Batmobile with the engine of a clown car. Jim Ross reviews.
Jacques Audiard might have tailored a slightly ill-fitting suit of great materials, but inside is an enjoyable yarn and captivating characters. Jim Ross reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
The story is interesting. The actors are talented. But Van Sant, and his screenplay, are unequal to the task.
Lynne Ramsay is a visionary filmmaker who really is here, and long may she be. Jim Ross reviews her latest – “a 90-minute heart attack” – at Glasgow Film Festival 2018.
IRRATIONAL MAN has a nice freshness to it, giving the die-hard Allen fans something different, writes Garry Pope.
Laced with humanity and softly tragic humour, Spike Jonze’s HER is an emotionally packed film that will tease out pensive moments, writes Jim Ross
THE MASTER is a sprawling and wonderful film, with terrific performances in front of and behind the camera. Although a landmark in Paul Thomas Anderson’s career, it maybe doesn’t come together as it should, writes Jim Ross.