The title comes from the Latin phrase “deus ex machina,” meaning “god from the machine.” And what a machine it is.
Here is a morality tale that explores criminality and ponders whether or not an honest man can thrive in a corrupt world.
Its themes of love, lust, adultery, and murder are woven so organically into Emile Zola’s source material that they still pack the power to grab and move us.
What are the new attractions moviegoers will be choosing among at multiplexes on this year’s final week and immediately beyond? Bill Wine has this survey…
For its protagonist, it’s a vivid dream that provides an escape from a terrifying reality. For the audience, it’s a grating grab bag of titillating nonsense. For a critic, it’s a session with a doodle pad.