HUGO (Martin Scorsese, 2011)

Perhaps the signature achievement of Hugo, the protracted, diffuse, grandiose film of Brian Selznick’s 2007 graphic novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is the seamlessness that filmmaker Martin Scorsese (best director, National Board of Review, Boston critics, Golden Globe) conjures between Ben Kingsley’s (otherwise unconvincing because humorless) Georges Méliès, who looks nothing like the pioneer […]