What if Peter not-yet-Pan and Alice not-yet-in-Wonderland were siblings? That's the central conceit of seasoned animation director Brenda Chapman's first live-action feature Come Away. In fact, it's just about all there is to the movie. Arriving quietly a week before Christmas, despite a glittering cast of A-listers, it's a sludgy, leaden disaster of an adventure.
The first time I wanted to stand up and applaud during Da 5 Bloods happened around two and a half minutes into the movie. After a passionate, powerful and visceral montage setting the political stage around the Vietnam War and particularly the treatment of Black American soldiers, the frame elegantly expands from boxy 4:3 ratio
Harriet Tubman is an incredible icon of America history. After fleeing the plantation on which she was enslaved, she went on to free approximately 70 other slaves and then became the first woman to lead a military assault during the Civil War. She may have been small in stature, but she was huge in character.
With the world currently in a febrile, dangerous state, a movie like An Acceptable Loss can't help but feel timely. This is the story of a woman dealing with the consequences of a political decision taken in the midst of a tense meeting at the highest level of American government. It's a ludicrous and heightened