With Amour, Austrian-born writer/director Michael Haneke has crafted his masterpiece.
Another in a series of film reviews by film critic Jeannie Oppenheimer. Autumn in Hollywood signals the start of awards season, when studios and film companies release their more adult, intelligent, quality films (which is not to say there weren’t some real gems earlier in the year, most notably Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonlight Kingdom and the French film The Intouchables). Argo, which opened two weeks ago, is bound –- deservedly –- for Oscar gold. With its seamless intertweaving of drama, suspense and humor,…
Argo is such an entertaining movie that it almost restores one’s faith in the Hollywood studio system.
Arbitrage introduces us to a man who seemingly has everything–-then sits back and watches as his charmed life runs off the rails.