Kajillionaire (C-) and Antebellum (C) are both middling and uninteresting efforts from talented filmmakers.
In terms of quality and quantity of output as a writer/director, Allen rivals Willam Shakespeare. Rifkin's Festival is a welcome addition.
Coastal Elites is a smug, self-defeating dud that has nothing new to say about the Trump era. D
John Ford’s first feature film, Straight Shooting (1917), is restored in 4K via Kino Lorber.
Netflix promo misrepresented Maïmouna Doucouré’s film, a successful effort to humanize rather than objectify girls.
The Social Dilemma is alarming, well-argued, and bleak, but most of what's said is common knowledge. B
I’m Thinking of Ending Things, while not as awful as Antkind, is another disappointing retread. C
On Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) and other Italian "sword-and-sandal" genre films of the time.
Christopher Nolan’s most ambitious movie has been released at the worst possible time. Could he kill movie theaters in America?
Tenet, his bid to “save cinemas,” will simply put you to sleep. D
I'm Thinking of Ending Things is a welcome return for the abstruse writer/director. A
In Australia, things are beginning to look like it’s returning to normal. For now.
Oscar politics and death may boost superheroines.
I imagined helping her defeat evil, then enjoying a relaxing evening at home.
François Truffaut’s Day for Night (1973), is a film about filmmaking.
A mutant second wave is inevitable.
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.
Woody Allen's new film just premiered in San Sebastián, but who knows when you'll be able to see it?
The author of Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer talks with Steven Caras in 2019.
This episode from a 1960s American program covers the arrival of the talkies and the end of the careers of many silent actors.
The theme and a number of cues from the 1975 film Night Moves.
Renegade Cut: "Is Randy from Scream right about the rules to surviving a horror movie? Yes and no..."
Alan K. Rode on his book about one of the most underappreciated directors of classic Hollywood.
Two legends of different eras talk for over three and a half hours, talkative, comfortable, and loaded.
A short documentary on the 1942 film featuring William Friedkin, Steven Spielberg, among others.
Interviewed by Peter Bogdanovich in the early 1970s.