Critics’ picks, March 7–13, 2013
Even on the small screen, The Master glows.
1. The Master
Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. 2012. R. 137mins. Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams.
The master, indeed: This enigmatic period piece, about the relationship between a volatile drifter (Phoenix) and a blustery religious leader (Hoffman), further confirms Anderson as one of the great American directors working today. Available on demand widely.
2. Like Someone in Love
Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. 2012. N/R. 109mins. In Japanese with subtitles. Rin Takanashi, Tadashi Okuno, Ryo Kase.
Long car rides. Mistaken identities. Gorgeous photography. Yup, we’re back in the hands of Iranian filmmaker Kiarostami, who follows Certified Copy with a chilly but elegant companion piece. Available on demand widely.
3. Wuthering Heights
Dir. Andrea Arnold. 2011. N/R. 129mins. Solomon Glave, James Howson, Kaya Scodelario, Shannon Beer.
Emily Brontë gets an expressionistic makeover in this primal adaptation from the director of Fish Tank. Available on demand widely Tue 12.