In films like 21 Grams, Biutiful, and Babel, he revels in the misery of his characters and then contrives to make them even more miserable. Don’t get me wrong, there’s plenty of misery and pretentiousness in Birdman (which is subtitled The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) but its mostly psychosomatic—and often played for laughs, which is a new thing for Iñárritu.
Easily the frontrunner for the best picture going at Sundance right now, Breathe In is a film about adulthood, marriage, compromise, and how love, true, pure love, isn’t always a good thing.
Director Paul Greengrass and ever-reliable leading man Matt Damon team for a third time in “Green Zone,” an action-heavy, revisionist political thriller that takes place in Baghdad shortly after the U.S. invasion into Iraq. And while detractors will be quick to make the comparison to the duo’s previous outings together (the two previous chapters of [...]