‘Inside Out’: Pixar’s reputation for storytelling is unmatched among film studios, much less other animation houses. And while its ambition is intact, something still felt off as its latest film progressed, as if the audacity of building an abstract world around emotions and memories overshadowed a strangely tensionless story. Though the film’s core message resonates, maybe it says more about modern life that a film daring to consider sadness part of life is hailed as revolutionary.
Colin Farrell on ‘True Detective’: The jury may be out on the new season of HBO’s crime and excessive punishment bleak-a-thon as it leaves behind the surrealist camp of Matthew McConaughey, but it’s disappointing to see this actor so misused. Glowering behind a ’70s mustache, Farrell shows none of the charm of his best roles in “In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths” or even “Fright Night.” Just imagine this show’s heavy brooding cut with a trace of humor.