Tuesday, November 12, 2019

‘Oslo, August 31st:’ a film about those small wasted opportunities of...

At first, Joachim Trier's Oslo, August 31st might feel like an indulgent, meandering film filled with chatty people who cannot stop saying the obvious or...

‘The Dark Knight Rises:’ an Independent Ethos take on another Hollywood...

You have to admire Christopher Nolan. Count him among those few Hollywood directors alluded to in an earlier post who can prop up a...

‘Beat Hotel’ offers precious snapshot of deceased icons

All the exciting members of the Beat Generation have died, and one can feel it while watching the rudimentary documentary the Beat Hotel. Filmmaker Alan...

‘The Connection’ (1962) explores the agony and ecstasy of men waiting...

Even in today’s “progressive” society, women directors are still considered an anomaly in the world of filmmaking. This brief interview, shot not too long...

‘In the Family:’ most powerful indie drama so far this year

While watching In the Family, one cannot help but notice it as a film designed to highlight the screenwriting and acting. The camera lingers...

On the Bizarre-O New Wave of Greek cinema

This weekend, the Miami Beach Cinematheque, one of the more bold art houses in South Florida, will indulge in a weekend of films from...

Interview with Spanish sci-fi revisionist Nacho Vigalondo in ‘New Times’

Thanks to the Cultist blog at "the Miami New Times" I had a chance to speak with one of Spain's most exciting young directors,...

‘Elena’ explores moral corruption in Russia through intimate drama

“We’re all bad seeds,” says a character in Elena, a Russian film so focused on moral corruption it feels like a perfectly symmetrical sculpture...

Film Review: ‘Bonsai’ breathes life into art

Chilean director Cristián Jiménez mixes a heartfelt appreciation for literature and young love in the ingeniously crafted Bonsai, capturing how tightly life and art...

Béla Tarr’s ‘The Turin Horse,’ the first masterpiece film of 2012

Legendary Hungarian director Béla Tarr’s latest film* is a focused work of evocative black and white artistry that patiently unfolds over a two-and-half-hour run...