A Review Of The Holiday Season's Best New Movies
The end of the year is traditionally the time when Hollywood studios release movies they believe will contend for Academy Awards. Critics say this season is especially strong, starting with the fall release of “All is Lost,” starring Robert Redford as a lone sailor adrift in the Indian Ocean. Many of the films are based on true stories, including Tom Hanks as “Captain Phillips” battling Somali pirates. Dame Judi Dench stars in “Philomena,” about a woman’s search for the son she was forced to give up. And the new release “American Hustle,” a period crime drama based on the Abscam scandal, has seven Golden Globe nominations. Three of the nation's top film critics join Diane to discuss this season’s best movies.
movie critic, The Washington Post.
staff writer and film critic, The New Yorker.
film critic, Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition.