Monday, August 19, 2019

On Andrei Tarkovsky’s science-fiction masterpieces Solaris and Stalker

We need Tarkovsky more than ever nowadays. His science fiction movies may seem quaint in the science-today where so many people are sucked into...

Film review: ‘Django Unchained’ celebrates myth and history with humor and...

It’s difficult to compare the retro-inspired Quentin Tarantino to any standard but the one he sets for himself with his own filmography. His latest film,...

‘Tyrannosaur’ offers unrelenting drama of misery

As the lukewarm reception for the just-released and much-hyped Angelina Jolie-directed In the Land of Blood and Honey has proved, it's often not easy...

The Independent Ethos’ Best Films of 2012 (so far)

There were many great film experiences for me this year. I had more access than ever thanks to the Florida Film Critics Circle, a...

What We Do in the Shadows: A vampire mockumentary for the...

Among our favorite film genres is the mockumentary, and one of the best is This is Spinal Tap. There is something so pure and funny about...

Brilliant ‘No’ premieres in Miami at MIFF Day 5, plus other...

This morning most of my Miami International Film Festival coverage will be found on the “Miami New Times” blog “Cultist.” As I noted yesterday,...

Film Review: Walter Salles shares his gritty take on Kerouac’s ‘On...

When famous books are adapted as movies, it’s so easy to say “the book was better.” More often than not, when you ask someone...

'Boyhood' is Linklater's masterpiece on youth, existence and humanity

It could have just been written off as some gimmick. But in the hands of director Richard Linklater a film shot over 12 years becomes something...

Victoria finds real magic in its one-take gimmick — a film...

To the more cynical viewer, the fact that Victoria was shot in one continuous take may seem like a gimmick, but the truth is,...

The Revenant embodies primal hostilities that motivate men to extremes —...

In the cold winter of early America, a group of trappers and hunters are ambushed by a band of Arikara Indians. The few who survive the...