Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
The camera also dances around characters in a fluid mesmerizing way, frequently zooming in for stunning close-ups that really let the actors shine.
Art and Craft
Yes, it’s an art house documentary, but it has all you would want in a feature film: mystery, suspense, and an intriguing albeit deeply flawed main character, who is pursued by an obsessed albeit flawed, good guy.
Investigative journalists are the prophets of our time. To share some of their stories and the risks (including death) they face every day is critical if we want their vital work to continue.
My husband and I were powerfully affected by the movie’s emotional heart—a father sacrificing his relationship with his children to save their lives.
The Skeleton Twins
While the twins don’t have a specific reason for losing touch for 10 years, they have been living parallel, unfulfilled lives.
And that’s the ultimate problem with Gone Girl. I can appreciate it on its technical merits . . . But I didn’t enjoy this film.
Not only is the acting superb across the board but, writer Beresford has magically found time to develop at least a dozen characters, giving one after another their own personal moment to shine.
Frank isn’t a biopic, but rather a fictitious look at how artistry, mental illness, and loyalty intersect.
But the film is more than simply a unique approach to storytelling. It also confronts viewers with the poignant passage of time and how quickly our lives go by.