She tends to fight crime in a manner that results in less property damage than her husband, after all. The family interactions, one strength among many with the first film, remain a delight in the sequel. Watching Elastigirl operate almost makes one feel sorry for the criminals. Delving more into the plot would do the film a disservice—suffice to say both villainous and family challenges are faced, and it takes a village, Frozone Samuel L.
Jackson and Edna Mode Bird to emerge victorious. This is the fourth feature from Mungiu, who has proved to be a master of the minor. In his breakout second feature, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days , the arduous process to secure an abortion was enough to sustain a taut, real-time thriller. In his follow-up Beyond the Hills , the tense relationship between two childhood friends became a springboard for a drama about religious faith and devotion. Rarely has cheating on a test been fraught with such significance. Star Wars: The Last Jedi Year: Director: Rian Johnson The Last Jedi , unlike its predecessor, has the freedom to be daring, and perhaps the most thrilling thing about it—and there are many, many thrilling things—is how abundantly it takes advantage of that freedom.
If The Force Awakens was basically just Star Wars told again in a new, but familiar way, The Last Jedi challenges the audience, challenges the Star Wars mythos, even challenges the whole damned series itself. It blows the universe up to rebuild it; it is a continuation and a new beginning. And more than anything else, it goes places no Star Wars film has ever dreamed of going. In a way, the success J. That movie reminded you how much power and primal force this series still had.
This movie is an even more impressive magic trick: It uses that power and force to connect you to something larger. Not everything in The Last Jedi works perfectly, but even its few missteps are all founded in the desire for something new, to take risks, to push an American myth into uncomfortable new directions. Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi play 19th-century warriors whose loyalty and vitality are tested by a series of events that lead each to contemplate their many decisions that brought them together.
Beyond the entrancing and lyrical storytelling, Crouching Tiger stands as a rare, beautiful beacon of hope: a foreign film that was actually universally embraced by Western audiences. Instead, Saulnier simply presents us this nutty scenario without feeling the need to lard it up with anything as cumbersome as topical commentary or moral ambiguity.
He proceeds to wring as much tension and suspense from its pulpy retro plot as possible, adding a few entertaining grace notes along the way, which can best be seen in its performances. Meanwhile, Saulnier supports these characters and plot turns with filmmaking that is remarkable for its economy and patience. Sean Porter gets a lot of mileage out of the cramped quarters and grimy lighting of the bar, lending its wide 2. In those ways, the lean, mean Green Room stands as one of the best B-movie genre exercises in many years.
They have attention to detail, but they are not delicate in their handling. They have multiple intentions, and they bring those intentions together to jam. Okja is also not a film about veganism, but it is a film that asks how we can find integrity and, above all, how we can act humanely towards other creatures, humans included. The answers Okja reaches are simple and vital, and without really speaking them it helps you hear those answers for yourself because it has asked all the right questions, and it has asked them in a way that is intensely engaging.
Gerard ; and ultimately, reluctantly her overbearing mother, Edna Divine. Although nearly all the action sequences are wonderfully exhaustive and memorable, the final fight , as one should expect, is a breathless show-stopper. Alexander Smith. Rarely has abject terror and helplessness been so perfectly captured as it is here, Carrie desperately, pathetically clinging to her classmates in terror of her first menstruation, only to be derided and pelted with tampons as she lays in a screaming heap.
Carrie is a brisk film which thrives on those two strong, central performances, building to the gloriously cathartic orgy of revenge we all know is coming. Private Life Year: Director: Tamara Jenkins A rich film with the confidence to take its time, allowing its characters to unfurl and its themes to grow and develop, Private Life is a quietly remarkable comedy-drama about family, marriage and getting older. To accomplish all that, writer-director Tamara Jenkins uses as her entryway a familiar scenario: a something couple struggling to have a baby.
Giamatti and Hahn play Richard and Rachel, who have been married for quite some time, each of them enjoying a satisfying creative life in New York City.
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Private Life devotes a significant amount of its early running time to showing how couples such as Richard and Rachel undergo IVF, which has its comic moments but is largely depressingly clinical. Adding to the despair are the long lines of other expectant couples Richard and Rachel see in the waiting rooms sitting alongside them. Did they focus on their art at the expense of parenthood? Now that the shine is off their early creative success, is their barrenness another indication of their growing irrelevance?
Perhaps most pressingly, are they obsessing about having a child because, deep down, they know their marriage has troubles? That its centerpiece is a sweet romance, between a quiet young woman Zoe Kazan and a noble cowboy Bill Heck leading her wagon train along the Oregon Trail, proves that the Coens still have beautiful surprises in store more than three decades deep into their career-long odyssey of American life.
Anderson to thank for such a glimpse of hope. Compared to the scope of There Will Be Blood , or the melancholy of Boogie Nights , or the inexorable fascination at the heart of The Master , Punch-Drunk Love —a breath of fresh, Technicolor air after the weight of Magnolia —comes off like something of a lark for Anderson, setting the stage for the kind of incisive comic chops the director would later epitomize with Inherent Vice.
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Naledi Smith is juggling grad school and multiple jobs and has no time or patience for romance — especially the kind described in these emails she keeps getting claiming she's due to marry an African prince. A former foster child, Naledi is big on self-sufficiency and low on trust, so she assumes it's all a scam. Except it isn't — and when Prince Thabiso shows up, and his betrothed doesn't recognize him for the royal he is, he decides to keep his identity a secret and get to know her as a regular guy.
Promising review: "This book was a lot of fun, sexy, with a compelling story. Definitely dive into this one. Josh and Hazel have known each other since college, and they've always been opposites — Hazel, spontaneous and action-seeking; Josh, responsible and mild-mannered. After Josh ends his relationship with a cheating girlfriend, he's relieved to find Hazel again and go out for some easy fun, with no plans for a relationship. But then they find each other again, and again, and again.
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In fact, when I turned that final page, my love-drunk heart wanted to go back to the beginning and experience it all again. In one day, Janie Morris loses her boyfriend, apartment, and job. This would be bad enough — but then there's Quinn Sullivan, the very attractive man who unnerves Janie more than anyone or anything, and who happens to witness her entire life turn upside down. Promising review: "It's original and refreshing like a breath of spring air after a long, cold winter.
I loved it because of it's excellent characters who weren't like a million others I've read before. I loved that it was sweet and light but NOT fluffy. You don't want to skim over a bit of it because every page is filled with humor, wacky philosophy, and unknown factoids. You don't want to miss a second inside this girl's brain.
Arthur's in New York for only one summer, but he knows the universe has a way of presenting a person with a love story when he least expects it — his love of Broadway shows has taught him this much. Ben, who's just broken up with his boyfriend, is feeling less whimsical when it comes to fate and romance. But when the two bump into each other at the post office, neither can ignore the possibility of happily ever after — or disaster.
Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are true work nemeses — they aren't simply annoyed by each other; they detest each other. But when they're up for the same promotion, their competitive and passive aggressive games morph into something more like sexual tension. Promising review: "Books like these are exactly why I have stupidly high expectations in men.
In relationships in general. Damn you, fictional characters!
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Why my soul is bound to books. Mark Lukach's memoir describes the way mental illness has affected his marriage. His wife Giula had her first psychotic break at 27 years old and spent nearly a month in a psych ward; her second and third followed the birth of their son. My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward explores the challenges of loving someone with a mental illness while caring for ourselves. Promising review: "This book just gripped me from page one.
I could not put it down and I will be passionately recommending it to most everyone I know. It is full of raw, beautiful, easy-to-read writing, depicting a very real and very hard story with glimmers of hope throughout… I cannot recommend it enough! Ava Breevort just wants to get home to Boston after a trip to Phoenix for a childhood friend's funeral.
But first her flight is delayed, and then her chance at a first-class seat is thwarted by an arrogant but handsome stranger, and then the antagonism between the two leads to a very steamy encounter. Ava thinks that's all it is, until that stranger shows up at her doorstep with an unexpected proposition — it turns out he's stranded in Boston, and maybe they can have some fun. Promising review: "This book is what enemies-to-lovers romance dreams are made out of.
These two were absolutely incendiary together and I couldn't get enough of them. Stella Lane is 30 years old, highly successful in her career as an economist, and almost entirely inexperienced in the romance arena. Enter Michael Phan, Daniel Henney lookalike and male escort. Promising review: " Friends, The Kiss Quotient is so deserving of every ounce of hype it has received thus far.
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