Imran Khan

‘Nothing But a Man’ Is an Unflinching Drama of Marriage and Racism

‘Nothing But a Man’ Is an Unflinching Drama of Marriage and Racism

Nothing But a Man is about battling discrimination on an uneven playing field but also about tenaciously preserving friendships and families.

‘The Art of Darkness’ Unburies Goth Music’s Beginnings

‘The Art of Darkness’ Unburies Goth Music’s Beginnings

John Robb’s The Art of Darkness unburies an estimable wealth of knowledge of goth music and can sit comfortably beside the works of Greil Marcus and Jon Savage.

‘La Cérémonie’ Explores Social Class Struggles with Chilling Exactitude

‘La Cérémonie’ Explores Social Class Struggles with Chilling Exactitude

Filmed under a cool glass of calm and enwrapped in an airy atmosphere, La Cérémonie makes judicious use of its setting to starkly contrast its warring classes.

The 20 Best DVDs of 2023

The 20 Best DVDs of 2023

In our Best DVDs of 2023 list, along with some classic television, we have selected known treasures and unconventional films to satisfy the discerning cinephile.

With ‘The Fatalist’, Buffalo Nichols Returns Like a Vengeful Ghost

With ‘The Fatalist’, Buffalo Nichols Returns Like a Vengeful Ghost

Building on his 2021 debut, with newly released The Fatalist, Buffalo Nichols looks to be a 21st century Delta king cut from the tattered soul-cloth of Robert Johnson.

‘Chameleon Street’ Pushes the Limits of Independent Cinema

‘Chameleon Street’ Pushes the Limits of Independent Cinema

Chameleon Street has a finger on the throbbing pulse of shifting cultures that see youth through punk, new wave, and hip-hop.

Yuppies, Punks and Sociopaths Congregate in Scorsese’s ‘After Hours’

Yuppies, Punks and Sociopaths Congregate in Scorsese’s ‘After Hours’

In After Hours, Scorsese’s camera wanders through a tableau of living and breathing graffiti incarnated as ’80s New York City’s most dangerous bottom-feeders.

Dirk Bogarde Disturbs and Fascinates in ‘The Servant’

Dirk Bogarde Disturbs and Fascinates in ‘The Servant’

Once possessing a genially handsome face, Dirk Bogarde cut a daring figure in The Servant‘s darker material, which readily accommodated his increasingly aged and weathered looks.

Parker Posey’s Character in ‘Party Girl’ Is Almost Mythic

Parker Posey’s Character in ‘Party Girl’ Is Almost Mythic

Parker Posey’s performance in Party Girl – a parodic gesture that sweeps the frames in wide, showy arcs – is pure, sparkling kitsch delivered in champagne coupes.   

Ekiti Sound Premieres the Sensuously-Charged “aLAcarte pt. 2”

Ekiti Sound Premieres the Sensuously-Charged “aLAcarte pt. 2”

“aLAcarte pt. 2” offers another sweet slice of Ekiti Sound’s culturally-spiced pie. It’s a sensuously shuddering, percussive jam that is as minimal as deep.

Enigmatic and Emotional ‘Three Colors’ Is a Hypnotic Triptych of Polish Cinema

Enigmatic and Emotional ‘Three Colors’ Is a Hypnotic Triptych of Polish Cinema

Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three ColorsBlue, White, and Red – are grand reminders of the little motions that gather slowly but surely, to deliver the quick, sudden turns that give even the most indolent life meaning.  

Rock ‘n’ Stroll: Robert Cray’s Blues Stormer ‘Midnight Stroll’

Rock ‘n’ Stroll: Robert Cray’s Blues Stormer ‘Midnight Stroll’

Robert Cray plays subtly with basic blues convention on Midnight Stroll, turning it into a brand-new face for listeners who have heard it all before.