Each year, Comic-Con invades San Diego with such relentless force that the rest of the local arts community tends to get overshadowed. Don’t let that happen to Jean-Luc Godard’s Le Petit Soldat and Jean-Pierre Melville’s Un Flic.
The Way, Way Back treats its main character's repressed anger with such sincerity that his internal turmoil feels natural instead of convoluted. This makes all the difference for a film traversing the incredibly familiar territory of a teenage awakening set during a life-changing summer.
Pacific Rim is a beautiful exercise in scale. From its man-made war titans—“Jaegers”—to the reptilian “Kaiju” that ascend from the ocean floor to wreak havoc, everything about Guillermo del Toro’s monsters-vs.- machines throwback feels wonderfully massive.
Scientific examination takes on a strange, sensual quality in Augustine, a daring French drama about the rocky clinical relationship between 19th-century neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot (Vincent Lindon) and his star teenage patient.
Based on Nancy Jo Sales’ Vanity Fair article “The Suspect Wore Louboutins,” The Bling Ring—opening on Friday, June 21—dramatizes the actual events surrounding a string of Beverly Hills home invasions in 2008 and 2009.