'Captain America: Civil War' is both entertaining and affecting. It is the height of what a blockbuster superhero movie can be at this point.
There is clearly value to the way Mrs. tells it story. It’s an interesting narrative experiment that in literary terms reflects the unique qualities of its subjects. But it doesn’t quite work out.
Expressway is pretty easy to watch. Again, the movie has style to spare, and the visuals go a really long way in making this film watchable. But there isn’t really much more to it than that.
The movie establishes a very different wavelength, and transports the audience to a very different place. It is a new frontier, and these people are slipping through the cracks left in the wake of supposed progress.
The film presents the violence as something beyond the physical, the real abuse taking place inside these people, who are no longer allowed to imagine a life outside the confines of their situation.
This is a film that is mainly made up of long stretches of nothing happening, before needlessly turning violent.
The movie gives this so little weight that it may as well have not been in there.
In general, the movie struggles with realistic depictions of current technology, the final MacGuffin a completely ridiculously piece of digital contrivance.
In its three characters, it explores a society that puts on a good face while tamping down all the terrible things that lurk just beneath, like racism, marital dissatisfaction, and outright greed.
This is a story of huge, extraordinary implications told on an intimate level, concentrating on the relationships formed around the major, blockbuster-type event.