Monday, February 17, 2020

Film review: An appreciation of the minimalist beauty of ‘Las Acacias’

Sometimes a drama need not divert into histrionics to be moving. Las Acacias has a sublime quality that quietly charms with the most minimal of...

One Week and a Day reveals a strong new voice in...

Last year, Manchester by the Sea showed that despite great tragedy, life goes on ... and sometimes it can be funny (Manchester by the Sea ruminates...

My personal favorite film: ‘Rumble Fish;’ read my ode to Coppola’s...

Whenever I am asked what my favorite movie is, I declare, from the gut, without hesitation: 1983's Rumble Fish, by Francis Ford Coppola, starring...

My interview with writer/filmmaker Alan Greenberg covers work with Werner Herzog...

This week has seen me caught up on a couple of preview interviews with two little-known but talented directors. The first fellow I spoke...

Antichrist: Shock movie comes to Miami

Finally, after hearing about Lars Von Trier’s latest movie since it’s inflammatory reception at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, Antichrist will open in...

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...

Film review: ‘Mud’ makes for OK film but misses exploiting the...

Concerning itself with a fugitive hiding out on an island on an Arkansas river and the boys who discover him, there could have been...

Local artists/filmmakers present free series featuring ‘The New Black Cinema’

It'll be a rainy Memorial Day Weekend in South Florida. What better excuse to head to the movies? Even better? They're free -- not...

A consideration of the 1984 BBC adaptation of Z For Zachariah;...

Last week, I reviewed Z For Zachariah, the latest film by director Craig Zobel (read it here), which is based on Robert C. O’Brien’s posthumous 1974 novel of the...

Film Review: 'Blackfish' presents brutal picture of orcas in captivity

Blackfish trains its lens on killer whales in captivity and the cover-up of tragedies involving one orca in particular who seemed to turn psychotic:...