Friday, August 23, 2019

2012 prediction correct… at Box Office

 Well, since I set myself up for it, I had to follow it up, and my predictions turned out right! The end of the...

'Borgman' invites viewers to bring morals to its grippingly enigmatic narrative

A good mystery movie does not always fit the classic whodunit model, with all questions tidily wrapped up like the ending of a “Scooby...

Certain Women suffuses message in low-key cinematic technique — a film...

Miami born writer-director Kelly Reichardt is not known for making movies with overt narratives or clear messages. With Certain Women, her sixth feature, some...

Independent Spirit Awards hijacked by Weinstein

Silver Linings Playbook should have won nothing at the Independent Spirit Awards last night. Beyond the fact that this movie just is not that good...

‘Blank City’ celebrates the art of “No Wave”

With Blank City, first-time director Celine Danhier offers a celebration of the influential art scene of New York City during the late seventies and...

Sand Storm unveils structural constraints for women in Israel – a...

Set in southern Israel, Sand Storm is a sensitive and moving portrayal of the still complicated social structure for women in Israel. The film,...

Is That A Gun in Your Pocket? misses the comedic mark...

What better way to poke fun at gun-ownership issues than to use laughs for criticism. This is the well-intentioned journey that writer-director Matt Cooper...

The Little Stranger tangles with ghosts of the past and future

Ghosts don’t actually exist, but the ghosts that haunt The Little Stranger are as real as can ever be depicted in a work of...

Tonal issues in Star Wars: The Last Jedi reveals problems with...

When I saw Looper back in 2012 (Looper smartens up sci-fi tropes to riveting effect) there was no denying director Rian Johnson had found his niche...

Shlomi Elkabetz on maintaining suspense in one room for Gett: The...

It's no small feat to create an intense drama in one room for the duration of a feature length film. But Gett:  The Trial of...