Tuesday, March 19, 2019

J.D. Salinger dies; should we get a Catcher movie?

Today J.D. Salinger passed away. The author of the Catcher in the Rye was 91. The Associated Press released the obituary for the author...

Underwhelming films but overwhelming schmoozing on Day 3 of MIFF

Day 3 of the Miami International Film Festival started as a bit of a drag with a pair of films that underwhelmed. However, the night ended...

The 33rd Miami International Film Festival – so far

Sometimes cinema submits us into consent with images that tell us how to be, act or feel. The power of the Seventh Art can be...

Victoria finds real magic in its one-take gimmick — a film...

To the more cynical viewer, the fact that Victoria was shot in one continuous take may seem like a gimmick, but the truth is,...

Day 8 at MIFF: Major tribute to longtime festival MVP Fernando...

http://vimeo.com/61229132 Day 8 of the Miami International Film Festival was probably one of the most reverent days as far as centerpiece events at the festival. It...

Mary Shelley: repressive times makes for repressive movies

After bursting onto the world cinema scene with Wadja, Haifaa Al-Mansour, the first woman from Saudi Arabia to direct a feature film, returns with...

Damsel’s strong performers can’t help well-intended, quirky but moribund script

Beneath the surface of the quirky, surreal sight gags of Damsel, like Robert Pattinson dressed in dandyish cowboy wear leading a miniature horse by...

Wiener-Dog toggles between the grim and beautiful with Solondz’s uncompromising wit...

Unlike many indie filmmakers who plied their craft in the 1990s era of uncomfortable humor whose grim laughs came from looking at the darkest...

Jake Gyllenhaal shines above superficial story in ‘Nightcrawler’ – a film...

A great teaser trailer released a few months back hinted that Nightcrawler would present a character study of a manic man determined to get a job...

Soundhunters is a musical journey for everyone – a documentary review

Our lives are made of music. We live in a sonically rich environment that often takes a keen ear to turn it into something...