Friday, April 19, 2019

Happy End: Apathy as melodrama never felt so dull — a...

Though still celebrated for his dark observations of human nature in the ‘90s, Austrian director Michael Haneke has made some strong movies in his...

Güeros: Coming of age in an ode to Mexico City —...

Balancing humor and poetically stunning black and white cinematography, Güeros tells the story of two brothers: Sombra (Tenoch Huerta) and young Tomás (Sebastián Aguirre). After...

Film Review: 'Finding Vivian Maier' presents interesting portrait of reclusive woman...

Though it celebrates a creative person yearning to express herself above monetary gain and fame, there’s something disconcerting about the new documentary Finding...

Record show finds and more music coverage to come in 2012

I try to balance this blog with an interest in both independent film and music. But lately movie reviews have certainly been favored... so...

Ava explores familiar drama with powerful yet unobtrusive cinematic skill

The struggle that pits mother against teenage daughter transcends borders and cultures. Moviegoers in the U.S. found this familiar drama most recently expertly told...

The MGMT Conundrum comes to life at Miami Beach’s Fillmore

MGMT are at a crossroads, and their problem came wholly to life during a live show at Miami Beach's Fillmore theater the other night....

Childbirth’s Women’s Rights delivers sneering feminist punk with delight — An...

What would fourth wave feminism sound like if it were put to music? The answer came to me earlier this month when I heard Childbirth’s...

The best movies of 2014, according to Hans Morgenstern — Part...

Yesterday you had a chance to see the bottom half of my 20 favorite films and film experiences of 2014 (The best movies of...

‘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...

Film Review: ‘Amour’ captures poetry of confronting death in love

More than any other foreign language film before it, Amour seems a sure-thing for winning the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Picture of 2012....