Sunday, May 19, 2019

High Life puts Eros and Thanatos against space-time

For all the assumptions about what might an art house director like Claire Denis be doing making a science fiction movie, the genre actually fits...

Diane offers a low key look at life under the shadow...

With Diane, writer-director Kent Jones reveals himself as a nuanced filmmaker with a keen sense for everyday life for people weighted by the past....

Jason Clarke to The Aftermath critics: “Go and review Captain Marvel”

I recently wrote an article about Pet Sematary, ahead of its theatrical release, in the Miami New Times. I had the chance to speak...

Billy Croben on the inspiration of child actors in Screwball and...

In my recent Miami New Times review of the new documentary Screwball, I praised the filmmakers’ decision to incorporate children in their reenactments of...

Death and sex make The Aftermath one of the hottest movies...

There’s a reason that two of the most fundamental concepts in Freudian psychology are named after Eros and Thanatos, the Greek gods of love...

Hotel Mumbai is difficult entertainment to stomach

It’s hard to say if I was entertained by Hotel Mumbai, a movie focused on four horrific days where a group of well-armed terrorists...

Us is at most an OK horror film

Doppelgänger horror has been a long-time subgenre of scary movies. Enemy (2013), based on the mind-bending book The Double by José Saramago, is probably...

Director Gaspar Noé shows some improvement with Climax

With his fifth feature film, the confrontational bad boy French-Argentine filmmaker Gaspar Noé finally shows he can make a tighter film that doesn't compromise his...

Vandal filmmaker talks shooting in Wynwood, progress of film with del...

Over the years, Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood has undergone a transformation from a mundane warehouse district in a sketchy neighborhood to a party hub featuring...

Barry Jenkins, Boots Riley and Patricia Clarkson to appear at 36th...

Yesterday, Miami Dade College’s Miami Film Festival officially announced this year’s complete lineup of movies and events. Beyond the headline I just wrote, the...