Monday, March 30, 2020

‘Tabloid’ offers brilliant story about storytelling

With Tabloid documentary filmmaker extraordinaire Errol Morris focuses his lens on a 1970s-era beauty queen whose delusions of love made for salacious fodder in...

Iranian alt-rock: the real notion of indie music

Promo shot of Take It Easy Hospital as seen in the movie. The movie No One Knows About Persian Cats adds a whole other dimension to...

Film review in Film Comment: ‘The Lesson’ opens April 17 in...

"Film Comment" invited me to contribute a movie review not too long ago. They assigned me a small Bulgarian movie called The Lesson, directed by...

What We Do in the Shadows: A vampire mockumentary for the...

Among our favorite film genres is the mockumentary, and one of the best is This is Spinal Tap. There is something so pure and funny about...

Shlomi Elkabetz on maintaining suspense in one room for Gett: The...

It's no small feat to create an intense drama in one room for the duration of a feature length film. But Gett:  The Trial of...

‘In the Family:’ most powerful indie drama so far this year

While watching In the Family, one cannot help but notice it as a film designed to highlight the screenwriting and acting. The camera lingers...

Meeting Gorbachev offers a love fest among tragic turns of Soviet...

As someone who came of age during the end of the Cold War, I remember feeling compassion for the leader of what we then...

Miami International Film Festival opens, here's a preview

Today is opening night of Miami Dade College's 32nd Annual Miami International Film Festival, and this year the festival seems to be asking cinephiles to...

Phantom Thread costume designer Mark Bridges talks sewing story into costume...

When Mark Bridges answered Paul Thomas Anderson's call to once again work with him as costume designer on one of his movies, he was happy to...

Birdman named best film by Florida Film Critics Circle

Some may not realize this, but Independent Ethos has a seat on the Florida Film Critics Circle. This writer has been a member since...