Tuesday, March 2, 2021

eXistenZ, the stronger testament to ‘The Matrix’ of escapism from 1999

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Before its 20-year anniversary passes, I’d like to write something about one of 1999’s more overlooked movies. This film I want to dwell on...

IndieEthos podcast, Episode 10: Miami Film Festival GEMS recap; new indie...

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Here is our latest podcast for Jolt Radio. In this month’s installment, we look back at the films that played at Miami Film Festival’s...

The Lighthouse: all atmosphere and little substance

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Director Robert Eggers has steeped the followup to his 2015 feature debut The VVitch with so much atmosphere and ambiance, it's hard to care...

Ad Astra: a space adventure that cracks open traditional masculinity

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With Ad Astra, his second father-son adventure movie in a row, writer-director James Gray goes from the Amazon Jungle (The Lost City of Z...

Official Secrets offers moving performance by Knightley in mixed bag of...

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After directing 2015’s Eye in the Sky, an astonishing thriller based on real world events and featuring hardly any expository dialogue, South African-born...

The Nightingale makes revenge unsettling

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There hasn’t been a movie this year that has so consistently moved me as much as the violent, horrifying revenge film The Nightingale. A...

Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood has heart to outshine...

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For his second to last film before he retires writer-director Quentin Tarantino reveals a lighter, sentimental touch for nostalgia. It’s a shame that Once...

A Midsommar beyond horror

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Beyond jump scares and disturbing images, good horror movies tap into the terror of taboo and those dark places of consciousness where it feels...

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...

Endzeit: a zombie drama exploring conflict of feminine energy from outside...

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I’ve written about it often: horror movie movies are great vehicles for social commentary. In her second film, Swedish director by way of Germany...