I'll just fix them up to be actual ads later.
"Surely this is one of the most ambitious films ever made. Oh, what a film this is! And what a demonstration of the magical, dreamlike qualities of the cinema. And what an opportunity for the actors. And what a leap by the directors, who free themselves from the chains of narrative continuity. And then the wisdom of the old man staring into the flames makes perfect sense."
Roger Ebert, The Chicago Sun Times
- LANA AND ANDY WACHOWSKI, TOM TYKWER -
"Michael Haneke's French-language "Amour," a perfect film about intertwined lives, proceeds at its own pace, and breathes so deeply that it takes your own breath away. Confronting death, it studies life, closely and lovingly. One of the stories that Georges tells Anne is about his childhood, but it's also, not incidentally, about movies—about his seeing a movie as a child and then, shortly afterward, not being able to recall the story, only the feelings it evoked. From the beginning of our lives to the end, this movie says, feelings are all that matter."
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
- MICHAEL HANEKE -
"Simultaneously thrilling and meaty, this is easily one of the best entries ever in the 50-year, 23-film series, led once again by an actor who’s the best Bond yet in Daniel Craig. "Skyfall" seems like it could stand on its own perhaps more than most Bond movies. In the hands of director Sam Mendes, it almost feels like a reinvention; he has said making "Skyfall" left him "knackered," but audiences will leave feeling invigorated. And with Mendes collaborating once again with the great cinematographer Roger Deakins, it’s definitely the most gorgeous."
Christy Lemire , Associated Press
- SAM MENDES -
"In all of those places, and at every point in history, Mr. Anderson discovers the perpetual promise of new beginnings and a poisonous backwash of anomie, violence and greed. "The Master" is wild and enormous, its scale almost commensurate with Lancaster Dodd’s hubris and its soul nearly as restless as Freddie Quell’s. It is a movie about the lure and folly of greatness that comes as close as anything I’ve seen recently to being a great movie. There will be skeptics, but the cult is already forming. Count me in."
A.O. Scott, The New York Times
- PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON -
LIFE OF PI
"Ang Lee's thrillingly audacious film transforms this inconceivable premise into visual poetry, high adventure and sheer enchantment. With digital effects of unsurpassed brilliance, it compels us to believe that the tiger is a living, breathing beast. Lee is one of our greatest humanist filmmakers, and this is the film he was born to make. "
Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
- Ang Lee -