Browsing all articles from May, 2016.

A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash 

* * * Simultaneously about everything and nothing, Luca Guadagnino’s luscious A Bigger Splash is a glossy paen to the lifestyles of the rich and famous, here the seaside affairs of an international rock star (Tilda Swinton) entangled in a hothouse of temptation. What it lacks in narrative momentum it makes up for in passion […]

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Captain America: Civil War

Captain America: Civil War 

* * How can there be so little to say about a movie that tries—so hard—to do so much? Perhaps because Captain America: Civil War, the latest Marvel cash cow, is an overstuffed and altogether unnecessary movie that throws so much at us that the only word I could summon during its 147 very long […]

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