Spaceship Earth is another stellar documentary by Matt Wolf about eccentrics and their relationship with a skeptical and malicious media. A
The Vast of the Night is an exceptional new micro-budget film by Andrew Patterson. A
Never Rarely Sometimes Always is another great Eliza Hittman film, with a stunning debut performance by Sidney Flanigan. A-
On Face of the Screaming Werewolf, a great "cut-and-paste" movie from 1964.
Three legal films—Fracture, The Paradine Case, and My Cousin Vinny—and the eras that date them.
Eliza Hittman's Never Rarely Sometimes Always is dull, preachy, and everything wrong with "important" movies about difficult subjects.
Blood Quantum, a new Canadian film out now via VOD, presages our plague times. B
Clark Duke's directorial debut Arkansas is a very good thriller in the vein of the Coen Brothers. B+
In Sorry We Missed You, when it rains, everyone drowns. A-
Carl Foreman, Fred Zinnemann, Stanley Kramer, and Gary Cooper fought hard to make this now classic film.
Clementine, which has a lot in common with Portrait of a Lady on Fire, isn't as well executed. B-
Staring into the impossibility of charity in dark times now with Jack Lemmon nearly 50 years ago in Save the Tiger.
Listening to Daniel Johnston’s madness.
Quality villains: inconsequential as long as their films force us to be introspective?
A director who snickered about death.
Real life war and Twin Peaks.
The catastrophic failure of Married At First Sight’s social experiment.
The series is a cult favorite for devotees of the ever-evolving Marvel Universe.
Everything people say about it checks out.
Fett’s stock soared simply because he survived until the end of the film.
If you think you’re immune to being cheated on because you’re more attractive than a skanky IHOP waitress, think again.
An especially irritating French interviewer talks to the unusually accomodating American director.
The title sequence from Mike Nichols' 1966 film of Edward Albee's play with Alex North's beautiful theme underneath.
A new short film about love after lockdown.
(That aren't The Exorcist).
Nearly hour long documentary on the silent movie star.
Watch Dick step in it as he tries to talk about race, Soul Man, and whether or not a white actor can ever play a black person.
On Clint Eastwood's problematic but nonetheless affecting recent film.
On the chaotic making of The Marriage of Maria Braun, along with editor Juliane Lorenz.