What makes "The Bridge" fascinating is not only its characters, but what is going on behind them.
Ryan Coogler gives us Fruitvale Station as a symbolic recapitulation of the Stations of the Cross, recounting the last 30-plus hours of Oscar Grant III's life.
Like many of the best movies ever, the story of Amin, Siham and their friends and family, is only the front part of the film, while the real story is taking place in the background.
The music is representative of the free style era that bore it, but there is nothing obsolete about this compilation. It illuminate a period when musical expression played an important role in progressive politics.
Del Toro is a master of visual design. The monsters and robots are so full of detail they become characters. The scale is truly immersive and the action is spectacular.
Ellen Page is wonderful in "The East." I've never seen her in a movie when she wasn't wonderful.
The movie is about a recent college graduate, Kate. Everywhere she goes, her debt follows her, symbolized by a creeping red mist.
This radical icon remains full of grace: Bogged down she's not, as she remains ready for the revolution, whatever form it may take.