Arts 158 results

Reviews of fine art, classical and opera music, and all things cultured

2.5Score

Paris Can Wait can wait

Movie Review: Paris Can Wait A French roue takes his friend's wife on a flirtatious motor trip in this love letter to food, charming villages and other, wiser films about the same subject 
3Score

The Lovers finds passion in abandonment

Movie Review: The Lovers In this bleak and tender view of relationships, a married couple carrying on affairs with other people find a renewed interest in one another
3.5Score

Olli Maki answers the bell

Movie Review: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki Part boxing movie and part love story, this Finnish film tells the story of a true Scandinavian hero, a prizefighter who fought for a title he didn't really seem to want  
4Score

Emily Dickinson Inspires A Quiet — and Masterful — Passion

Movie Review: A Quiet Passion The lonely, uncompromising life of poet Emily Dickinson comes to life in a Terence Davies film that evokes the solitude and bravery of a 19th Century woman
3Score

Movie review: The horrifying Hounds of Love

In this terrifying Australian film, schoolgirls are abducted and murdered by a man and woman living out a sick fantasy. It's difficult to watch, but its themes are haunting
3.5Score

Movie review: The Lost City of Z is an old-fashioned adventure

James Gray's real-life story depicts a British adventurer in the Amazon who finds hidden civilizations, far-flung imperialism and the possibility of a city made of gold 
3.5Score

Maudie shows us the pain behind happy art

Movie Review: Maudie Sally Hawkins gives a remarkable performance as the elfin, crippled Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis, who lived in a tiny shack and sold her paintings at the side of the road
4Score

Movie review: I Am Not Your Negro is stunning

Movie Review: I Am Not Your Negro The words of the late James Baldwin provide a searing portrait of race relations in the United States, and prove how little things have changed in the decades since they were written 
3Score

Movie review: Weirdos is slight but sweet

Bruce McDonald's new road movie is the story of two teenagers hitchhiking down the road to self-discovery in 1976 Nova Scotia — and hearing some great Canadian music along the way
3.5Score

Movie review: The Sense of An Ending intrigues

Movie Review: The Sense of an Ending In the film version of the ambiguous Julian Barnes novel, Jim Broadbent shines as an older man whose quiet life is interrupted by a letter that makes him re-evaluate the past