Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Nightingale makes revenge unsettling

Courtesy IFC Films There hasn’t been a movie this year that has so consistently...

IndieEthos podcast, Episode 8: Now playing movies + the Boaty Weekender...

Photo by Hans Morgenstern Here's the latest Jolt Radio podcast. It came soon after I returned from "The...

The Farewell director Lulu Wang on mixing screwball humor with pathos

Courtesy A24 Way back in 2015, we interviewed writer-director Lulu Wang about her feature debut starring Brit Marling,...

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood has heart to outshine...

Courtesy Sony Pictures For his second to last film before he retires writer-director Quentin Tarantino reveals a lighter,...

IndieEthos podcast on Jolt, Episode 6 + preview for Episode 7...

Photo courtesy Jolt Radio In exactly a week I return to Jolt Radio with a new episode of...

A Midsommar beyond horror

Courtesy of A24 Beyond jump scares and disturbing images, good horror movies tap into the terror of taboo...

The Last Black Man in San Francisco subverts sentimentality

Courtesy of A24 With bold vision informed by soul, The Last Black Man in San Francisco makes for...

Endzeit: a zombie drama exploring conflict of feminine energy from outside...

Courtesy Juno Films, Inc. I’ve written about it often: horror movie movies are great vehicles for...

Best movies of 2019 – first half

Courtesy Kino Lorber No movie has blown my mind this year at this point in 2019, as it...

Dark Phoenix: An Independent Ethos take on the Hollywood tent-pole

Dark Phoenix, the latest X-Men movie, is getting roasted by critics, and none of the pull quotes and hot takes this critic has seen...