Most of what’s great about Hamilton on stage successfully makes the transition to television. A-
Irresistible is testament to how blinkered and clueless artists can become in exile. F
Olivier Assayas' new historical epic Wasp Network may be big, but it doesn't move.
Nick Jenkins' Throw a Billion Dollars From the Helicopter is a great documentary about Arlington corruption and democracy gone wrong.
Olivier Assayas’ Wasp Network is a routine political thriller that says very little. C-
New Spike Lee film is baggy and overlong, but it’s a much less sloppy collage than usual. B+
The Bloods know all of Marvin Gaye's pretty songs, but they don’t know what they mean. C-
Jon Stewart's Irresistible is a dud, 15 years too late. D
From the alt-right to the Minneapolis Police Department Jimmy Carter's music taste.
Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso is a striking piece of self-reflection full of grace. A-
Abel Ferrara’s Tommaso is a study in cluelessness, something I don't need from a movie. D
Olivier Assayas' new film for Netflix, Wasp Network, is a decent mainstream effort. B
Epstein’s ex, like the Marquis de Sade, could spark a Bastille Day.
They teach, entertain, and provide vicarious pleasures
AOC embraces bourgeois policing.
The commonality with which catfish use photos of professional models is telling.
He wondered about what might happen if a candidate named “Nobody” appeared on the ballot.
The Natural delivers a different ending than Bernard Malamud’s novel of the same name.
Michael Moore's controversial film takes aim at renewable energies.
Listening to Daniel Johnston’s madness.
On this Independence Day, watch Peter Bogdanovich's fantastic documentary on one of the best American artists of the 20th century.
He is kinder than others, comparing it to Wag the Dog and Local Hero (oh, please!)
The legendary late movie producer talks to Brian Linehan in Canada.
Interviewed by Brian Linehan in Canada for Do the Right Thing.
The late director talks about being criticized for making too much money in this fantastic interview for Batman Forever.
The Nouvelle Vague directors discuss Vigo's beloved masterpiece in the late 1960s.
An hour long documentary on the late movie star princess.
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.