Friday, August 14, 2020

Two Days, One Night highlights power in minimalist filmmaking of Dardennes...

With their new film, Two Days, One Night, the sibling directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have stayed true to their spare but powerful aesthetic, using handheld...

Underwhelming films but overwhelming schmoozing on Day 3 of MIFF

Day 3 of the Miami International Film Festival started as a bit of a drag with a pair of films that underwhelmed. However, the night ended...

Film Review: 'Camille Claudel 1915' – madness and the deprived artist

French director Bruno Dumont works in an elliptical manner. Though he consistently works with powerful visuals, his work requires an audience with an open...

'Birdman' lampoons Hollywood with humorous, hyper-real, hero-hating satire

Mexican DJ turned filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu has so far made a name for himself as a director of weighty films with bleakly serious...

Alejandro Jodorowsky replies to my questions via email – Spanish version

The legendary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky finally responded to my questions via email. He prefers to communicate in Spanish, so I had to ask these questions...

‘Flight’ compromises redemption with sex and hilarity

I need to chime in on Flight, as it's bound to do well in theaters over this weekend and follows lots of hype by many...

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...

Filmmakers Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson on meanings of Anomalisa and awards...

On an uncharacteristically wet and chilly Tuesday morning in Downtown Miami, filmmakers Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson sit at a round table easily large...

The Farewell director Lulu Wang on mixing screwball humor with pathos

Courtesy A24 Way back in 2015, we interviewed writer-director Lulu Wang about her feature debut starring Brit Marling,...

Creepy stumbles on concern for plot over authentically creepy moments —...

Though a bit bogged down by the superficiality of constraints of the police procedural, Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin), the new movie by Japanese...