This sprawling, highly fictional biopic of longtime White House butler Eugene Allen is at once gratuitously sentimental and genuinely rousing.
A very special delivery indeed, director Lee Daniels' follow-up to "Precious" is a risibly overheated, not unenjoyable slab of late-'60s Southern pulp trash.
Geoffrey Fletcher's directorial debut manages to be precious in a way that's sadly far-removed from the approach he took adapting the novel "Push" by Sapphire.
'The Hurt Locker' wins best picture.
"Precious" helmer Lee Daniels can't be easy to work for. But what emerged from reports of on-set tumult is a film that's been met with standing ovations at screenings and festivals.
Thesp turned helmer-scenarist Clark Gregg sets himself a formidable task for his first feature effort: Adapting the manic, farcical, disturbing world of lit cult idol Chuck Palahniuk.
"The Living Wake" could be termed anything from a black comedy to an absurdist/existentialist literary tale. In the end, however, pic defies all categorization, joining a small pantheon of pics…
A small-town woman's mystic ability to fix broken machinery propels her and her family into nationwide cult status in tyro helmer Siofra Campbell's assured social satire. A wicked ear for dim-bulb…