Monday, July 13, 2020

Mandy is an ingenious art house movie for horror buffs

There is some kind of undeniable genius to Mandy, the new movie by Panos Cosmatos. The writer-director makes a much-anticipated return after an eight-year...

2001: A Space Odyssey 50 years later on 70mm still transcendent

For all the writing I’ve done on the science fiction masterpiece that is Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic adaptation of 2001: A Space Odyssey (see the...

Film Review: 'Frances Ha' reveals Noah Baumbach's luminous lighter touch

Director Noah Baumbach is one of the most honest filmmakers working today. Often quixotically summed up as misanthropic or angst-ridden, Baumbach’s films actually feature an astute sense of...

‘Moonrise Kingdom’: a different kind of Wes Anderson film

Moonrise Kingdom is not your typical Wes Anderson film. As a long-time fan, I have always thought his films existed in some hyper-real dimension of...

The Look of Silence explores aftermath of genocide with startling cinematic...

It takes a strong constitution to look into the abyss presented by The Look of Silence, the latest documentary by Joshua Oppenheimer, the Oscar-nominated director behind...

‘Mozart’s Sister’ reveals the futility of girl power in 18th century...

A sumptuous period movie, Mozart's Sister, offers a bleak and intimate look at Mozart in his early years as a child prodigy while his...

James Franco captures pathos of a necrophiliac psycho with 'Child of...

Note: This review does go into spoilers, but I feel I needed to in order to explain some of the film's redemptive and misunderstood...

Film Review: ‘Like Father, Like Son’ looks deep into familial bonds...

With his latest film, Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda adds another film to his oeuvre that closely examines familial relations and how the smallest efforts...

After the Storm and growing up in the face of dreams...

With After the Storm, Japanese writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda continues to prove himself as one of the most sensitive observers of the intricacies in the...

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...