Defiance could easily have been just a story about killing and revenge. But this based-on-fact effort is also about something even more challenging – building a society more or less from scratch.
Thrilling, complex and troubling, Munich is one of the great films of Steven Spielberg's maturity. Lurking deep inside its white-knuckle action is an inescapable conundrum: What if the persecuted become persecutors?
Chimpanzee is sometimes so astoundingly beautiful that you wonder if it’s for real. It also smacks of contrivance and artifice, and anthropomorphizes its animal subjects.
If you’re a film geek, you never forget the first time you saw The Bicycle Thieves. That’s because this movie is so devastatingly emotional that suddenly you realize just how potent a movie can be.
Infamous is a pretty good movie with a performance by Brit actor Toby Jones as Truman Capote that should have earned him an Oscar nomination, and Daniel Craig as the murderer Perry Smith.
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