Saturday, September 19, 2020

‘Compliance’ reveals horrific dimensions of social behavior – a film review

Before any second of action starts in Compliance, director Craig Zobel wants to make sure the audience knows something. Prior to a bizarre, stomach-churning...

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....

‘Side By Side’ presents close examination of digital’s quiet conquest over...

The documentary Side By Side is a film for the cinephiles still trying to come to terms with the end of film cameras and...

Weezer Cruise over, back to reality – a recap (Day 1...

I feel as though I have plummeted back to a gray planet earth after finding a portal to a land of rainbows and unicorns....

Is Miami’s film scene big enough for counter-programming against Miami Film...

You know Miami’s film scene is thriving when counter-programming rears its glorious head. After all, what would Slamdance be without Sundance? On the advent...

'Begin Again' makes for an endearing follow-up in the shadow of...

Sometime past the halfway point of Begin Again, ex-record executive and occasional drunk Dan (Mark Ruffalo) tells his new discovery, the British singer-songwriter Gretta...

Two Days, One Night highlights power in minimalist filmmaking of Dardennes...

With their new film, Two Days, One Night, the sibling directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have stayed true to their spare but powerful aesthetic, using handheld...

Hail Satan? reveals The Satanic Temple as crusaders for individual rights

In the wake of recent anti-abortion legislation passing in Alabama and moving along in other states, including the possibility of a similar bill planned...

Free Live stream: Daft Punk's 'Random Access Memories'

More than half-way through the new Daft Punk album, and I feel it's just Daft Punk lite. The inventive beats have mostly been supplanted...

A Midsommar beyond horror

Courtesy of A24 Beyond jump scares and disturbing images, good horror movies tap into the terror of taboo...