Acute, extremely well-acted drama that undertakes the formidable and ultimately hopeless task of adapting Roth for the screen, but comes closer to success than any film has before.
It recapitulates the Rothian perspective that the happy only feel at ease when the unhappy bear their burdens in silence, and without that silence happiness would be impossible.
Yet another adaptation of the 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the most famous being the version from 1959 (though the best is still the 1925 silent version).
This is the loosest yet and the junkiest. Please avoid.