Monday, March 23 2015
Rope of Sand, Dark City, and Union Station each extend the shadowy reach of film noir.
Thursday, March 19 2015
Arthur Mathew and Matt Berry's sitcom, Toast of London is almost too weird and wonderful to put into words.
Monday, March 9 2015
Hurry Sundown, Skidoo, and Such Good Friends welcome you to a world of crowded frames and uncertain tones.
Tuesday, February 24 2015
This is a traditional family sitcom, which means it's not funny.
Thursday, January 15 2015
From cult leader Jim Jones to scientist Richard Dawkins, once in a rare while, Hollywood gets a religious idea, or an idea about religion, right.
Friday, November 14 2014
Rather than recapitulating the faux sentiment of veterans' poppies, BBC's Centenary Collection gives viewers a chance to really understand WWI.
Tuesday, November 11 2014
Executive producer Bob Brush and actor Dan Lauria ruminate on The Wonder Years timeless nostalgia.
Thursday, September 25 2014
The Party, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Juggernaut give us good clean fun about slavery and brothels.
Tuesday, August 5 2014
In film, "visionary" has become a marketing adjective, like "iconic". Here, on the matter of visionary directors, we separate the claret from the beaujolais, if you will.
Tuesday, July 29 2014
Home video companies such as Kino Lorber, the Criterion Collection, and Flicker Alley have been instrumental in meeting the changing methods of distributing silent film.
Monday, June 30 2014
Capital offers a savage critique of capitalism and the banking industry, but it fails to imagine its ability to sustain its inhumane and self-destructive practices.
Wednesday, May 28 2014
The Loved One gives viewers that "sick kick", and Decline and Fall of a Bird Watcher perfectly captures Waugh's tone of cruel, facetious, and lunatic whimsies.
Tuesday, May 13 2014
The ghost in the machine may have receded into the digital aether, but Theodore’s preconceptions about women have not.
Monday, May 12 2014
Vicars interact with a wide range of people, and the motley crew who pass through Adam's church offer ample opportunities for comedy.
Monday, April 14 2014
What Blue is the Warmest Color demands of its viewers is to stop looking and start sensing, start engaging with cinema with all five senses.
Tuesday, April 1 2014
What can it mean for Dario Argento, auteur extraordinaire, to forsake his unique melding of fearless style and fearless silliness and instead submit to Bram Stoker?
Friday, March 21 2014
When you pay for Probe's services, you're not only getting the agent of the week but also a passel of experts with their tiny cameras, microphones, and zirconium-shelled "audio implants".
Friday, March 14 2014
These are films of literal and figurative interiors, where domestic spaces stand in stark contrast to idealisms sabotaged by the pettiness of politics and mistrust.
Friday, March 7 2014
For over 20 years, Alan Partridge has shared his life with the British public and fans have embraced him, warts and all. Now, his first feature film is coming to America. Back of the net!
Tuesday, February 18 2014
The success of Canon Fodder's "50 Nights at the Movies -- at Home!" Requires a bigger and better sequel. Or at least, a longer one. Might want to make some popcorn before sitting down for this one.