Petite Maman accomplishes more in seventy two minutes than most movies do in two hours.
Cumberbatch tucks away his usual eccentric intellectual persona underneath Phil’s deliberate veneer of menace and roughness.
Like many millennials, Julie has little certainty about what she wants out of her life in the unknowable decades that remain ahead of her.
The ruse is just the beginning of the exhilarating roller coaster that is Parasite, but to reveal more would be practically immoral. As has been universally noted, including by the pleas of writer-director Bong Joon-ho, it is best to go in blind to what is widely — and rightly — being considered one of the very best films of the decade.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire burns with passion. French writer-director Celine Sciamma masterfully crafts a drama that is both modest and devastating, classic and modern, quiet and hypnotic.