Woodstock '99: Peace, Love and Rage is a fine documentary about a festival that went horribly wrong. B
Shirley Clarke's Portrait of Jason (1967), now streaming on the Criterion Channel, is an essential, pure documentary.
Smooth Talk (1985) is a bracing adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates story “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”
Whatever idle critics or tenure-seeking academics find, ultimately what matters most is that Doris Wishman’s 1965 film is far from boring.
Janicza Bravo’s Zola is beautiful and expertly composed, but it doesn’t have an ending.
The French horror film goes after women instead.
Laura Poitras' differing approaches to ostensibly similar subjects in Citizenfour (2014) and Risk (2016).
Space Jam: A New Legacy is a tired sequel that will satisfy no one. D
The sad and familiar selfishness of Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (1975), one of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s greatest achievements.
Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat (1981) and the lethal eroticism of Kathleen Turner.
Quentin Tarantino’s movie theater efforts are mocked merely because the man is obnoxious. Who cares?
Released four days after Michael Brown was killed, this movie is more than a poorly-timed curio: comedies aren’t made like this anymore.
The 1972 vampire movie is more relevant than CNN.
It's a "for fans only" insider affair.
"Representation" is not enough.
The ritual of the black hand to become a made man is the old-world practice.
Why the golden age of sleaze matters.
Even when my father was unemployed, he was always working.
The new Disney+ series is willing to go off in unexpected directions.
Music and memory in Mike Leigh's Career Girls (1997).
The Criterion Collection reissues the classic.
40 minutes with the actor best remembered for his two collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock, Rope and Strangers on a Train.
From last year's virtual New York Film Festival.
A new movie by Janicza Bravo based on a Twitter thread, out now in theaters.
The woman who played "Little Debbie" in The Searchers talks about John Wayne and John Ford.
A feature-length collaboration between the late filmmaker Paul Clipson and musician Liz Harris (aka Grouper).
A rare film noir in color, and CinemaScope, no less.
From Kevin Brownlow's documentary series Hollywood (1980).
An introduction to the film from Sky Cinema recorded in 2009.
Marco Ferreri's 1978 English language film is available in full here.