Saturday, June 6, 2020

'Young & Beautiful' explores women's sexuality with a nuanced touch

Of all the filmmakers across the globe, the French always seem to deliver the deepest ruminations on human relationships through intimate corporeal exchanges. One...

Cold Water reveals early, dark vision of Assayas

A long time before French filmmaker Olivier Assayas gave us Something in the Air (Something in the Air presents vibrant picture of youth in...

‘The Guilt Trip’ review for ‘Hudak on Hollywood’

As this is my first year in the Florida Film Critics Circle, it meant going out to watch a lot of big studio-produced films...

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...

My profile on actor Edgar Ramirez for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ in...

When I got the assignment to interview Édgar Ramírez for his small but key role in Zero Dark Thirty, I jumped at the chance. I respected...

The Death of Louis XIV presents patiently beautiful portrait of death...

Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra’s brilliant The Death of Louis XIV immediately establishes what it’s about without a single clear image of a human being....

Black Panther uses grounded villain to embody complex issues never seen...

One of the pleasures of the science fiction movie genre is how it allows for new social constructs within familiar stories. More often than...

The Lobster offers brilliant satire of the corrupted expectations of human...

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos burst onto the International film scene in 2009 with the disturbing, Oscar-nominated family drama Dogtooth. There was no way it...

Chronic delivers powerful performances but lacks genuine tension — a film...

  Mortality will get us all in the end. However, the journey there is long and for some arduous. In Chronic, we get a portrayal...

American Animals breaks documentary, dramatization boundaries to reveal weight of regret

With American Animals, Bart Layton, the director of the profound documentary The Imposter (The Imposter is one mind-bending documentary), brings dramatization to the fore...