Monday, October 13 2014
Even when Obvious Child lacks interesting conflict, it still admirably presents women in a way atypical from mainstream cinema.
Friday, October 10 2014
A master of visuals, Walerian Borowczyk's stunning recreation of medieval life presents a world which seems as real and defined as the space in our own living rooms.
Thursday, October 9 2014
Flesh + Blood has at least this to its credit: it's not as bad as Howard the Duck.
Wednesday, October 8 2014
Ossie Davis's directorial debut raises questions and statements about race and culture in America that resonate strong today.
Tuesday, October 7 2014
Meteor is one of a breed of '70s disaster flicks, but only real standout about this new re-release is its large price tag.
Monday, October 6 2014
When Mike Newell's relatively low-key mob movie was released in 1997, Al Pacino and Johnny Depp were at very different junctures than they are today.
The irony of Last Action Hero is that many of the best jokes work better in hindsight; however, most of the jokes are so dated that it is hard to imagine the film cultivating new fans.
Friday, October 3 2014
Oliver Stone's feature film debut is a wicked little horror movie that predicted the home terror films of later eras.
Wednesday, October 1 2014
Andrew Rossi’s documentary Ivory Tower opts to generate heat rather than shed light on key issues in American higher education.
Tuesday, September 30 2014
It opens with images of mortality and ends with a monster’s operatic dance with a chain saw under a deathly, brooding Texas sun—it’s about America, man.
Monday, September 29 2014
It takes 89 minutes to watch David Lynch's Eraserhead, but it could take 89 years to figure out what the hell it was that you just saw.
Friday, September 26 2014
A Brony Tale isn’t as fun as it should be, but it does manage to say a lot of interesting things about stereotypes and fandom.
Thursday, September 25 2014
Aching for the past dam(n)s The Stream.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
One might believe in the "Legend" of Billie Jean Davy if the distributor cared a little more about extras.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
The classic farcical Sondheim musical springs to Blu-ray with all the hilarity of the classic movie, but only half the songs of the classic stage play.
Noir, as a definitive term, is elusive and always out of reach, as are dreams. So what are we to do with Fear in the Night, a noir that traffics in dreams?
Monday, September 22 2014
Too reverential for its own good, this film feels like a social studies class instead of a work of art.
This excellent, entertaining, and accurate bio-pic of Bob Fosse's life and death was actually co-written and directed by Bob Fosse eight years before he died.
Thursday, September 18 2014
In this gripping true-crime story, an absurdist stew of petty tensions and quasi-Nietzschean dynamics rip apart the tiny colony of Europeans who settled one of the Galapagos islands in the '30s.
In Torneur's classic film, the femme fatale knows she's an object in a world of violent men she has no reason to respect.