Going out of its way to up the ante of the previous chapter, “Fast Five,” “Fast & Furious 6,” also directed by Justin Lin, offers the basic good expected of this flick, but no more. One feels a sense of eagerness (perhaps desperation) to match the fast-paced action, the high adrenaline, the preposterously glorious set-pieces [...]
The multi-nuanced performance of Oscar Isaac, who carries the entire film, should get Best Actor Oscar nomination. In physical appearance, vocal range (he performs his songs) and demeanor, Isaac is so right for the flawed (anti)hero, it’s hard to imagine the saga with him.
Cannes Film Fest 2013 (in competition)–With “Nebraska,” his only sixth feature in a career of two decades, Alexander Payne adds another poignant panel to a body of work that could be described as American regional cinema of lost souls.
Is it already time for another “Hangover”? Two years after “The Hangover Part II” (2011), here’s “Part III,” which has been advertised as the finale to this increasingly unfocused series.
Very much a zeitgeist film, “The Bling Ring” is a moral fable and cautionary tale. In its good moments, the film (which is flawed) suggests what it means to be young, ruthless, technically alert, and most important of all, obsessed with achieving fame and celebrity, even if it calls for using illegitimate means.