Monday, August 19, 2019

The Last Black Man in San Francisco subverts sentimentality

Courtesy of A24 With bold vision informed by soul, The Last Black Man in San Francisco makes for...

Dark Phoenix: An Independent Ethos take on the Hollywood tent-pole

Dark Phoenix, the latest X-Men movie, is getting roasted by critics, and none of the pull quotes and hot takes this critic has seen...

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...

Hail Satan? reveals The Satanic Temple as crusaders for individual rights

In the wake of recent anti-abortion legislation passing in Alabama and moving along in other states, including the possibility of a similar bill planned...

5 recommendations at Miami Film Fest + New indie rock –...

It's been a while since I've been on Jolt Radio with a new episode of "The Independent Ethos Radio Hour." Reviewing movies for Miami...

Long Day’s Journey Into Night embraces dream logic (and 3D) to...

Long Day’s Journey Into Night is only Chinese writer-director Bi Gan’s second film, and he has no interest in winning over any new fans...

Sunset cinematic mansplaining that reveals woman’s early 20th century woman’s experience

With Sunset, the Oscar-winning director of Son of Saul (Son of Saul, a grim out-of-body experience at Auschwitz — a film review) returns with...

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...