Two-Lane Blacktop roars with the hopes of an era when gearheads, hucksters, and hippies believed that time on the road would solve all their problems.
Silent film star Francis X. Bushman of ‘Ben Hur’ fame overcomes the posthumous oblivion that claims most of the stars who built early cinema.
George A. Romero’s The Amusement Park (1973), showing at Salem Horror Fest, terrifies with what the future brings to all who dare to live.
A lyrical ode to Hollywood beauties Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor, the An American Tragedy-inspired A Place in the Sun casts a long noirish shadow.
Gen X kids of single working moms like me had to figure a lot of things out themselves. These five films helped make sense of the world – outside and inside.
Director Ruth Platt talks with PopMatters about women filmmakers using the system while subverting it to empower their voice.
Filip Jan Rymsza’s thriller Mosquito State amps up hyper-reality in a cautionary tale of what the 24-hour news cycle is doing to our brains.
Kristen Stewart embodies the distraught Lady Diana in Pablo Larraín’s Spencer, an audacious chamber piece that fetishizes the woman it seeks to liberate.
Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ (Venice International Film Festival 2021) looks the part and will not disappoint fans, but it groans under the weight of its world-building.