Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Last Black Man in San Francisco subverts sentimentality

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With bold vision informed by soul, The Last Black Man in San Francisco makes for an impressive directorial debut. It is a film where...

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

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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...

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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

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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 –...

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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...

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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

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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

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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...

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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”

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I recently wrote an article about Pet Sematary, ahead of its theatrical release, in the Miami New Times. I had the chance to speak...