Friday, December 6, 2019

An interview with the actors of the Oscar-nominated 'Omar' in Miami...

Today, the Palestinian/Israeli actors Adam Bakri and Leem Lubany will make a big public appearance in Miami. They are being hosted by the Coral Gables Art Cinema for...

Jason Clarke to The Aftermath critics: “Go and review Captain Marvel”

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

Eighth Grade captures desire for acknowledgment with a dash of humor

Despite having been directed by a comedian, Eighth Grade may stand as one of the starkest movies you'll see about entering your teenage years....

Moonlight heightens intimacy with exquisitely tempered cinematic technique — a film...

The unanimity of praise for Moonlight has been deafening. Along with the critical praise, the film's limited early release opened incredibly strong, an amazing...

The Commune is just stupid adults doing stupid things– a film...

Anyone who has seen The Celebration, a Dogme film from 1998 by Thomas Vinterberg, knows that the Danish writer-director can take family dysfunction to...

La La Land is entertaining and beautiful sans substance — a...

Sometimes I twirl my hair and daydream about Ryan Gosling. He has become that icon of a man on which many of us imprint...

Eden depicts disillusion of DJ scene with profound naturalistic ease —...

Anyone who recalls the early nineties dance club era featuring chill rooms, breakbeats and jungle music, before EDM started to drive today’s bass-dropping, dub-stepping electronica and PLUR culture,...

Fantastic Mr. Fox lives up to its title

After five full-length feature films, Anderson has achieved his breakthrough, and it’s in animated form. No one does awkward as artistically as Wes Anderson. But...

Evolution skips clear narrative to create waking nightmare of body horror...

Too often, mainstream American horror movies strain to explain circumstances to get to the bottom of a mystery, which often saps an important element...

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...