Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Paul Dano’s directorial debut Wildlife gives actors space; Florida premiere with...

All that is great about actors who take up directing is on full display in Wildlife, the directorial debut of Paul Dano, based on...

A Star is Born is dated classical Hollywood cinema with overly...

A confession first: I haven’t seen any version of A Star is Born before submitting to its latest incarnation directed by Bradley Cooper. That...

Eugenia explores frustrations of being a single ‘older’ woman in Bolivia

It’s not easy to rebel against the status quo, especially if you are raised under it. When it’s a macho culture and you’re a...

Museo elevates power of myth in identity via heist of precious...

Museo, the new film by Mexico’s latest great director, Alonso Ruizpalacios, once again offers a rumination on the country’s capital city through the eyes...

Lizzie presents feminist take on legendary real-life murders

Even though Lizzie was directed and written by Craig William Macneill and Bryce Kass, two men, the new movie about legendary murderess Lizzie Borden...

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...

Support the Girls finds uneasy humor in the mundane

The most glamorous visual associated with the new movie Support the Girls can be found in its poster art. Everything inside the film, however, is...

We the Animals delivers honesty in director Jeremiah Zagar’s raw approach...

Suffused in earthy atmosphere, director Jeremiah Zagar's meticulous yet breezy feature film debut We the Animals is a worthy adaptation of Justin Torres’ smart, savage...

The Little Stranger tangles with ghosts of the past and future

Ghosts don’t actually exist, but the ghosts that haunt The Little Stranger are as real as can ever be depicted in a work of...

Nico, 1988 an end-of-life drama of washed up rock star

There’s never been anything upbeat about dramas featuring protagonists addicted to heroin. The sad place where musician/model/actress Nico (born Christa Päffgen in Cologne, Germany)...