Kochadaiiyaan: the Legend
The virtues and achievement of Soundarya Rajinikanth Ashwin's sincere, go-for-broke ambition manifests in not easily discounted ways--not least of which is the ever-commanding presence and conviction of South Indian cinema's singular Superstar.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Captures the true essence of what has made and will make the X-Men's uncanny popularity survive and thrive in days of future and past.
Even if this Godzilla doesn't work on every level, it at least suggests that these filmmakers and this new series are well on their way to getting it completely right.
Half of a Yellow Sun
The audience's attachment to and investment in these people lend powerful intimacy to the large scale epic trappings.
It's all about the all-around personality--and a distinct and appealing one indeed manifests in Jon Favreau's writing and direction as well as, more importantly, the performances and chemistry.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Plays like a number of separate, disparate drafts spliced together with severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The next evolution of earnestly old-fashioned family-oriented melodramas, respecting the classic traditions and ideals while infusing them with more contemporary and therefore real world-relevant and relatable sensibilities.
The Raid 2
Gareth Evans proves that he is operating at the top echelon of not merely action filmmakers, but filmmakers, period, advancing his preferred genre to a well-rounded pinnacle as generous with engrossing character and story as it is with adrenalized excitement and exhilaration.
The Pavement Psychologist
Whatever the piece may ultimately lack in substantive story, it definitely compensates in character, both in the literal sense of the solid work writer-director Idris Elba coaxes from the whole cast and in the already distinctive personality of his still-nascent filmmaking voice, which promises to only polish and sharpen right along with his skill on subsequent projects.
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