Tuesday, June 16 2009
The Boys in the Band defined a moment in LGBT history. Crayton Robey explores that history in Making the Boys, which debuted at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival.
Wednesday, January 9 2008
From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.
Tuesday, May 1 2007
Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.
Thursday, January 17 2013
Killer Joe is a nasty piece of work, a bleak, sadistic but oddly funny noir boasting a startlingly dark turn by Matthew McConaughey as the titular hitman, and a breakout performance by Juno Temple.
Wednesday, October 10 2012
Hailed as a classic in the cop genre, its legacy as the first R-rated film to win the Oscar for Best Picture is undeniable. As if that weren’t enough, a viewing 40 years later reveals how literal the title is: it’s a crime film that bridges '60s French and American cinema.
Tuesday, July 31 2012
William Friedkin's Killer Joe invites you to feel at once repulsed and thrilled by the horrors unfolding so inevitably in its final moments.
Tuesday, April 20 2010
Jade denies the viewer the pleasures that are needlessly treated as being beyond reach despite being right there on the screen in front of us, begging to be rearranged, realized and enlivened.
Friday, February 19 2010
Encapsulating the sights, sounds, and complexities that define Los Angeles, William Friedkin’s To Live and Die in L.A. is a brutal tale of vengeance and vigilantism.
Tuesday, March 13 2012
Killer Joe and... well, nothing else mattered.
Tuesday, May 29 2007
"What a director's doing at all times in a film is creating an atmosphere where the actors feel free not only to perform," William Friedkin…