Film Feature

‘Time of the Heathen’ Mixes Atomic Angst with Racial Woes

‘Time of the Heathen’ Mixes Atomic Angst with Racial Woes

Time of the Heathen is a nightmarish, hyper-edited, avant-garde freak-out as atomic angst and racial woes wend their way toward Shakespearean tragedy.

Philosophies and Ironies in Éric Rohmer’s ‘Tales of the Four Seasons’

Philosophies and Ironies in Éric Rohmer’s ‘Tales of the Four Seasons’

In Éric Rohmer’s ‘Tales of the Four Seasons’, everything exists on an elevated Expressionist plane; every detail dovetails into its hermetic philosophies and ironies.

Is the ‘Barbie’ Movie Performative Subversion or Meaningful Rebellion?

Is the ‘Barbie’ Movie Performative Subversion or Meaningful Rebellion?

Is the Barbie movie, like the Barbie dolls, a superficial attempt to co-opt feminist discourse? Or does it offer something substantial? 

Nordic Noir in Transition: Jussi Adler-Olsen’s ‘Department Q’ Books on Film

Nordic Noir in Transition: Jussi Adler-Olsen’s ‘Department Q’ Books on Film

Jussi Adler-Olsen, author of the Nordic noir Department Q series, isn’t thrilled with the transition of his work to film. Five directors of six films argue that’s a crime.

‘Free Party’ Director Aaron Trinder on Fighting for the Right to Party

‘Free Party’ Director Aaron Trinder on Fighting for the Right to Party

When the New Age travelers and the newly emerging ravers met in the English countryside, they had to fight for the right to party together for free. They still do.

Remembering the Memory Puzzle Film ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

Remembering the Memory Puzzle Film ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’

Rewatching the memory puzzle film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, we are captivated by its sophisticated and complete depictions of memory.

Silent Film Jewels About Mothers, Horses and Gorillas

Silent Film Jewels About Mothers, Horses and Gorillas

A female Tarzan and her gorilla, a horse that revenges his murdered master, mothers, and comical aviators make the scene in these silent film jewels.

The Jungian Shadow Looms over Indigenous Drama ‘We Were Dangerous’

The Jungian Shadow Looms over Indigenous Drama ‘We Were Dangerous’

The Jungian shadow looms over We Were Dangerous, a dramatic and rebellious drama about moral panic and juvenile and sexual delinquency in 1950s New Zealand.

’10 Things I Hate About You’ Is a Revolutionary Riot-Grrl Inspired Teen Comedy

’10 Things I Hate About You’ Is a Revolutionary Riot-Grrl Inspired Teen Comedy

Gil Junger’s alteration of The Taming of the Shrew, 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You, is a revolutionary Riot Grrl-inspired teen comedy for today’s girls.

Love in a Caste-less World in Romance Films ‘Origin’ and ‘Sairat’

Love in a Caste-less World in Romance Films ‘Origin’ and ‘Sairat’

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Hell and Limbo Are Reimagined in Sci-Fi Horror ‘Desert Road’

Hell and Limbo Are Reimagined in Sci-Fi Horror ‘Desert Road’

The same lack of control and uncertainty that hounds Kafka’s Josef. K haunts the lost protagonist in Shannon Triplett’s sci-fi horror Desert Road.

‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Turns the Volume All the Way Up to 40

‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Turns the Volume All the Way Up to 40

The 1984 rockumentary, or mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap is a prophetic parody where one can laugh about, laugh at, and be laughed at all at the same time.