Movie

  • The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales

    - Sep 26, 2022
    Abigail Disney is the granddaughter of Walt Disney and one of a seeming handful of well-off Americans who can regularly be seen on social media and television saying that people like her should be taxed more....
  • A Clockwork Orange: Battling with Kubrick’s Most Controversial Film

    - Sep 26, 2022
    Whenever I rank the 13 feature films of Stanley Kubrick, “A Clockwork Orange” is always a major headache for me. Along with “Dr. Strangelove” (1964) and “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968), it shows Kubrick at the...
  • Louise Fletcher (1934-2022)

    - Sep 25, 2022
    Sometimes an actor enters the pantheon because of one unforgettable performance, and surely there is no clearer example of this than Louise Fletcher as Nurse Ratched in Miloš Forman’s film of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s...
  • Smile

    - Sep 24, 2022
    When the horror histories of the 2010s are written, the decade will be associated with trauma metaphors the way the ‘80s are with slasher movies. And although it comes on the cusp of a new decade,...
  • Athena

    - Sep 23, 2022
    You aren’t likely to see a more rightfully angry film this year than “Athena,” a non-stop opus examining the racism, inequality, and police violence that wreak havoc on France’s banlieue communities of color. That palpable fury...
  • The Justice of Bunny King

    - Sep 23, 2022
    Bunny King (Essie Davis) walks home after a long day squeegeeing car windshields at a busy intersection. She’s made a couple of bucks. She puts the money into a big glass jar of coins and hides...
  • Scratching the Celluloid Surface of Sam Barlow’s Hollywood Lament Immortality

    - Sep 22, 2022
    It’s a funny thing, writing about video games for a publication named after Roger Ebert, who famously claimed video games would never be as artistically worthy as movies or literature (though he famously walked back that...
  • Don’t Worry Darling

    - Sep 22, 2022
    Every lamp and ladylike cocktail dress, every convertible and clink of a martini glass is a perfect reflection of retro chic in Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling.” Who wouldn’t want to live in the suburban Shangri-la...
  • On The Rise of Taylor Swift, Filmmaker

    - Sep 21, 2022
    There’s no shortage of filmmakers who have cut their teeth on music videos before pursuing feature-length films—Michael Bay, Spike Jonze, Hype Williams, David Fincher, and Autumn de Wilde to name just a few. This year’s Toronto International...
  • People Who You Know: Essie Davis on The Justice of Bunny King and Nitram

    - Sep 21, 2022
    Two of the finest films receiving their U.S. release this year each provide riveting showcases for Essie Davis, the brilliant Australian actress who earned international raves for her star turn in Jennifer Kent’s 2014 modern horror...