An action-comedy set in 1920s China, “Let the Bullets Fly” (讓子彈飛) is a thinly-veiled attack on the corruption of local governments and an allegory of contemporary Chinese politics.
A marital drama starring actors Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine” is agonizing to watch yet relentlessly compelling, even illuminating, playing almost like a sober documentary rather than a narrative film.
“The King's Speech” is the kind of handsomely photographed, weighty-yet-uplifting period drama that seems to arrive amid great fanfare come awards time each year.
“Black Swan” is at once gorgeous and gloriously nutso, a trippy, twisted fantasy that delights and disturbs in equal measure.
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“True Grit” is one of the most mainstream, crowd-pleasing films Joel and Ethan Coen have ever made.
Strangely, “127 Hours” serves as a persuasive tourism promotion for getting away from it all and going exploring in middle-of-nowhere Utah.
Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale's “The Fighter” is a punch-drunk tale whose fitful ramble from Jerry Springer-style family seaminess to “Rocky”-like triumph is elevated enormously by knockout performances.
“If You Are the One 2” (IYATO2, 非誠勿擾2) takes a skeptical look at marriage but in doing so, loses sight of its marital bliss and instead gets stuck in a rut.
Words like “lush” and “gorgeous” don't even begin to scratch the surface in describing “I Am Love,” Italian director Luca Guadagnino's retro-styled melodrama.