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Feb 27, 2024

Film Review: ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ Goes Nowhere

A few questions pop up about Ethan Coen’s Drive-Away Dolls. The film has writing problems. As cobbled together by veteran producer-director-writer Coen (Fargo, The Big Lebowski, True Grit, etc.) and his wife and frequent collaborator Tricia Cooke, it’s a slender comic adventure about a pair of mismatched lesbian buddies—portrayed by...
Noir City 21: A Cinematic Journey into the Depths of Film Noir
Jan 16, 2024

Noir City 21: A Cinematic Journey into the Depths of Film Noir

Noir City 21, an annual film noir festival hosted by the Film Noir Foundation, features 12 double features of English and foreign-language noirs from the 1940s-'60s, including rare titles such as "Without Pity" and "Cairo Station."
'The Zone of Interest' is a Docudrama of Pure Malignance
Jan 9, 2024

‘The Zone of Interest’ is a Docudrama of Pure Malignance

"The Zone of Interest," a film adaptation of Martin Amis' novel, explores the life of Rudolf Höss, the commandant of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp complex, through metaphor and oblique references to the horrors of the Holocaust.
The Impact of LGBTQ+ Storytellers on Recognizing Bayard Rustin
Jan 2, 2024

The Impact of LGBTQ+ Storytellers on Recognizing Bayard Rustin

The documentary "Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," directed by Nancy Kates, helped to inspire the new Netflix film, "Rustin," which aims to recognize the civil rights leader.
Jeffrey Wright Delivers in Hilarious Satire 'American Fiction'
Dec 19, 2023

Jeffrey Wright Delivers in Hilarious Satire ‘American Fiction’

In the provocative new movie American Fiction, Thelonious "Monk" Ellison, a university professor and novelist, finds himself in a pair of pertinent modern-day cultural predicaments, as his academic novels don't sell well and another Black author's best-selling book is a dumbed-down sell-out.
Young and Strange: A Review of 'Poor Things'
Dec 5, 2023

Young and Strange: A Review of ‘Poor Things’

The new film, Poor Things, lands with a thud. In a scenario lifted from countless vintage horror/sci-fi flicks, it’s the old story of a mad scientist, a young woman who falls under his control and an outlandish...
The humanistic magic of Ozu Yasujirô
Nov 28, 2023

The Humanistic Magic of Ozu Yasujirô

Why is the late Ozu Yasujirô idolized by moviemakers and adoring audiences, both in his native Japan and wherever in the world his films are shown? A horde of books, essays, term papers and homemade love notes have...
'Napoleon'
Nov 22, 2023

‘Napoleon’: Epic Battles, Awkward Sex

Ridley Scott, the filmmaker behind Napoleon, is a European. Of course, the veteran producer-director, a native of South Shields, in the Tyne and Wear district of northeast England, is as English as it is possible to be....
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