A closeted gay man with a religious bent, Tiede was the last person anyone could imagine committing such a heinous crime.Released into a media storm overly concerned with its lengthy, controversially filmed sex scene, Abdellatif Kechiche's three-hour opus drowns tabloid buzz with sensual and sensitive drama.
Barry could be any half-black, half-white kid from the '80s.
But in this case, he's haunted by past, present, In Richard Linklater's comical true crime saga, Jack Black gives the performance of his career as Bernie Tiede, the Texan funeral director who befriended 80-year-old millionaire Marjorie Nugent and, in 1996, shot her with a rifle and hid her in his freezer.
(Also, yeah, garden gnome alert.) Adapted by renowned playwright Tom Stoppard, this take on Leo Tolstoy's classic Russian novel is anything but stuffy, historical drama.
Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander are all overflowing with passion and desire, heating up the chilly backdrop of St. But it's director Joe Wright's unique staging -- full of dance, lush costuming, fourth-wall-breaking antics, and other theatrical touches -- that reinvent the story for more daring audiences. While it might seem like an outlier in the Criterion Collection, Michael Bay's sci-fi spectacle is lean, expertly crafted, and rowdy, with scenes of meteoric destruction that channel Michelangelo.
Any stray moment can draw you in: Mark Wahlberg's Dirk Diggler picking his name in a hot tub, John C.
Reilly singing that song, Julianne Moore snorting an afternoon away, Burt Reynolds framing up a shot, or Heather Graham strolling across the screen in nothing but her roller blades.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet's quirky French flick can be easy to make fun of, perhaps because it's what everyone immediately thinks of when they hear the words "foreign film." But don't let haters dissuade you from this critically acclaimed rom-com, which was rightfully a major box-office success and awards contender.
The story follows its titular heroine (Audrey Tautou) through Paris as she sheds her sense of isolation, opens herself up to others, and discovers love.
captures the strangeness of flash-in-a-pan, interim work, following Jesse Eisenberg's James as floats through his job at a local amusement park while waiting for his life to start.
Sweet, bleak, and nostalgic, it's a dramedy that should ring familiar even if you never ran a hoodwinking, carney game booth.
avoids hagiography by staying in the moment, weighing race issues of a modern age and quieting down for the audience to draw its own conclusions.