When we encounter a teenage girl racing for her life in moonlight at the opening of the mystery thriller “Wind River,” the only visible antagonist is the pitiless winter terrain. Following her barefoot run across widescreen vistas until she drops, seeing the crimson smears she leaves on the monochrome tundra, the film takes a gripping dive from pristine white landscape and into bloody shadows.
Oliver Hirschbiegel’s Academy-Award nominated 2004 film “Downfall” was all about Hitler, his final days, in fact. Hirschbiegel’s latest, “13 Minutes,” is also about Hitler, though the man is scarcely in the film at all. “13 Minutes” takes place six years before Hitler’s demise, and documents an incident that could have thwarted Hitler’s reign of terror throughout Europe in the 1940s.
Slick, smart, impeccably executed, "Logan Lucky" is a highbrow heist movie involving some lowbrow folks. If it verges on being a little too pleased with itself for its own good, that's an acceptable price to pay for something that makes you smile.
"The Hitman's Bodyguard" features a director in Patrick Hughes who has only two so-so feature films to his credit, a writer in Tom O'Connor who has only penned one produced movie script before and a pair of actors in Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson who love to improvise. This isn't a formula for failure but really doesn't suggest it's a blueprint for a great success either.
Claire Foy has spent most of the last two years playing Queen Elizabeth for the Emmy-nominated Netflix period drama "The Crown," wearing tiaras and tartan, acting with the utmost reserve and enduring loads of questions about whether playing a monarch improves one's posture.
When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Ana Steele back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple, determined to destroy their hopes for a future together.