The Whole World Is Watching

Just in time for 2020 Presidential Election, filmmaker Aaron Sorkin is here to remind...

Class on Class

By now, the latter-day popularity of film noir should be a given for aware...

Chicago Confidential

In the 1950s, long before he moved to Berkeley, the young Barry Gifford—then known...

Cinema Purgatorio

Netflix fatigue. It's practically a pandemic itself. The remedy? A shot of real-life cinema—square...


Once movie theaters do reopen, there is a good chance things will look very...

Black Cinema

The #OscarsSoWhite protests during the 2015 Academy Awards tried to tell us something. So...

A Star is Bored

Why wait for the inevitable deluge of Covid-19-themed horror films when you can script...

Crossing the Streams

Well, we still can't go to the movies — it may be the least...

Tales of Obscene Wealth on Netflix

A particularly hard part of this quarantine comes from an essential loss of American...

Failed Goldilocks 

It's fair to describe Hillary as a warts-and-all portrait. The four-part documentary shuttles between...

Drive, He Said

Doesn’t matter in real life or in the movies, when you’re informed on your...

The Art of Deceit

At the risk of overstating the obvious, let’s re-emphasize the three most important ingredients...

Gene Genie

The documentary Human Nature, scientific as it is, may not break box office records...

Pin the Tail on the Plutocrat

British actor Steve Coogan has made a successful comic character-acting career using two basic...

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