Colin Fitzgerald

Colin Fitzgerald is a writer from Michigan.
Sundance 2021: The Past Sings in Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’

Sundance 2021: The Past Sings in Questlove’s ‘Summer of Soul’

Questlove’s Harlem Cultural Festival documentary, Summer of Soul, is a propulsive reminder of the ways art and society speak to each other.

Sundance 2021: Siân Heder’s CODA Has a Message for You

Sundance 2021: Siân Heder’s CODA Has a Message for You

Siân Heder's CODA—an acronym for "child of deaf adults"—yearns for its audience to understand that deafness, with all its challenges, is no impediment to a healthy, functioning, happy life.

The Interior Poetry in Bresson’s ‘Mouchette’

Love, ‘Moonstruck’ Tells Us, Is the Triumph of Illogic

Love, ‘Moonstruck’ Tells Us, Is the Triumph of Illogic

Under Norman Jewison's direction and John Patrick Shanley's writing, Moonstruck -- now available from Criterion -- fully embodies the '80s special character of classically-minded, well-made romantic films.

‘The Elephant Man’ Lives Within Our Skin

‘The Elephant Man’ Lives Within Our Skin

David Lynch’s The Elephant Man is as much a life-affirming parable as it is an exercise in reorienting the boundaries of what we recognize as human.

The Dance of Male Forms in Denis’ ‘Beau travail’

The Dance of Male Forms in Denis’ ‘Beau travail’

Claire Denis' masterwork of cinematic poetry, Beau travail, is a cinematic ballet that tracks through tone and style the sublimation of violent masculine complexes into the silent convulsions of male angst.

Serene Ambiguities in Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry

Serene Ambiguities in Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry

So much of Abbas Kiarostami's Taste of Cherry feels relevant to the 2020 experience, in which small distances have never felt greater.

‘The Lady Eve’ Indulges Preston Sturges’ Humor, Both Literate and Broad

‘The Lady Eve’ Indulges Preston Sturges’ Humor, Both Literate and Broad

Preston Sturges’ The Lady Eve is layered with texture and substance draped in the gleeful prurience of a master of slapstick and romance.

The Conception of Morality in Éric Rohmer’s ‘Six Moral Tales’

The Conception of Morality in Éric Rohmer’s ‘Six Moral Tales’

Éric Rohmer isn’t interested in a pure critique of misogyny; his moral tales are mere observations on how we use other people to serve our interests.

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2015

The 20 Best Electronic Albums of 2015

Electronic music is one of the broadest reaching genres by design, and 2015 showcased that spectacularly well with a bevy of albums still heavily represented on playlists today.

Creative Disruption in Céline Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Creative Disruption in Céline Sciamma’s ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’

Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire sees the salvation of sisterhood in the blazing storm of an inexorably masculine society.

Buster Keaton’s ‘The Cameraman’ Casts Light on MGM’s Tyranny