There’s a palpable excitement around the search for knowledge, and Particle Fever captures that beautifully.
Meet the Patels is…often riotously funny. It’s also … an often sharp microcosmic treatment of the conflicts and compromises that all culturally nebulous families must navigate.
In Boyhood, Mr. Linklater’s masterpiece, he isn’t fighting time but embracing it in all its glorious and agonizingly fleeting beauty.
The Overnighters presents an indelible snapshot of a despairing moment in American history, as men abandon homes, families and dreams to stake their claim in an ever-shrinking land of opportunity.
What does it say about the state of Hollywood action filmmaking that this year’s most dashing derring-do transpires in a doc about a choreographer?
Coherence is a testament to the power of smart ideas and strong ensemble acting over expensive visual pyrotechnics.