Monday, March 30, 2020

Return to Ithaca presents a vivid and intense portrait of a...

To live in Miami is to know the Cuban exile experience, whether you want to or not. You can't avoid it here. The croquetas...

Hunt for the Wilderpeople: your hunt for a smart comedy is...

While the odd couple trope has been done before, in Hunt for the Wilderpeople, actor/writer/director Taika Waititi is able to breathe new life into the genre...

Film Review: ‘Monsieur Lazhar’ tells powerful story by staying grounded

At the Florida premiere screening of Monsieur Lazhar at the Coral Gables Art Cinema, Canada-based director Philippe Falardeau made a rare appearance via Skype....

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...

Tragedy Girls offers smart if tricky take on horror, humor and...

Just when you think horror filmmakers have run out of ideas, another twist on the genre comes around to surprise you. Tyler MacIntyre’s Tragedy...

The Rider captures drama through empathetic neo-realism and stirring imagery

After lucidly presenting a family drama on an Indian reservation in her debut feature, Songs My Brother Taught Me (Songs My Brothers Taught Me...

Film Review: ‘Keyhole’ offers journey toward redemption for the dead

Guy Maddin, cinema’s contemporary master surrealist, has returned with another feature that unfolds like a dream while exploring Freudian symptoms of psychic malaise. Though...

Deepwater Horizon and the fragility of humanity in the face of...

With Deepwater Horizon, director Peter Berg returns to another botched, fatal mission featuring Mark Wahlberg. Whereas Lone Survivor (2014) involved the military and bad communication that ended...

Stoned and Dethroned: a review from Archives; Jesus and Mary Chain...

The Jesus and Mary Chain have once again become quite active. Last year, they debuted their first-ever full live performance of Psychocandy, the group's...

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,...