The film is now one of the 10 domestically highest-grossing movies of the year. As a historical drama, it stands in sharp contrast to such fellow Top 10 list occupiers as the remake of 'Beauty and the Beast' and superhero movies 'Wonder Woman' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming.'
The cold-war melodrama featuring Michael Shannon, as a big bad government agent, is less interesting than the relationship between the mute Elisa (Sally Hawkins), a night-shift janitor, and the mysterious merman captured in the Amazon.
In addition to the terrific ensemble acting and the pleasures of watching an expertly designed human board game being played out, director Paul Thomas Anderson is showcasing the self-immolation of an artist who is both inspired and undone by his muse.
Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' was the most astonishing writing-directing debut in years, while 'The Florida Project,' about wayfarers living week to week in run-down budget motels outside Disney World, is one of the most lyrical evocations of childhood our critic has ever seen.
Antonio Borges Serum, of the ethnic group 'Hunikui' from Acre, Brazil, listens to a speech during a meeting by Amazon indigenous in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru on Jan. 18, one day ahead of Pope Francis's arrival to the region.
The organization, based in Silver Spring, Md., offers screenings and courses on the nuts and bolts of filming, editing, and production. 'I think that documentaries do have a potential to really have a huge impact,' says executive director Erica Ginsberg.
The film follows a 12-year-old boy (Oakes Fegley) and a 12-year-old girl (Millicent Simmonds) whose stories are told contrapuntally 50 years apart, his in the vibrantly colored New York City of 1977, hers in the black-and-white New York of 1927.