Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Loving director Jeff Nichols uses low-key drama to magnify inherent power...

With his latest movie, Loving, writer-director Jeff Nichols holds back from amping up a story to allow its inherent power to resonate beyond the...

Suicide Squad is an exasperatingly dull sidebar to super hero genre...

There is nothing in Suicide Squad that shows any hope that an auteur filmmaker can do anything distinctive with the current cash cow of...

‘Margaret’ offers brilliant riff on human connection; see rare director’s cut...

It’s been almost six years since Kenneth Lonergan was supposed to complete his final cut of his follow-up to his highly acclaimed 2000 debut...

Critics and some centerpiece films make for interesting Day 2 at...

Day 2 of the Miami International Film Festival provided the experience I was looking forward to most about the 30th edition of this event: an intimate...

The dark stillness of ‘The American’

With the American, Anton Corbijn follows up his debut feature Control, a movie about Joy Division singer Ian Curtis, with a thriller far removed...

The Childhood of a Leader presents obscure yet potent portrait of...

The directorial feature debut by American writer/actor Brady Corbet offers an arcane psychological portrait of a little boy who grows up to become a fascist leader. The storytelling...

Independent Ethos Radio Hour – episode 1

It's here, the first episode of The Independent Ethos Radio Hour on Joltradio.org. To sum it up, this was recorded just after I attended...

8 out of 10 Oscar predictions come true

Indeed, it was time for a woman to win not only Best Director but Best Picture at the Oscars® last night (the usual trend...

Violence and coming of age in Kill Me Please — a...

Violence, the sexualization of the body and religious fanaticism clash in this powerful coming-of-age story. In Kill Me Please, a group of four young...

How Stanley Kubrick broke the rules of Classical Hollywood cinema and...

From the Internet to followers in my hometown Miami, I have long been asked to share my MA thesis that capped off my studies...