QUEEN & SLIM is a powerful and visually rich story that gets much more right than it does wrong and one upon which Melina Matsoukas has built a beautiful and varied set of visuals. Jim Ross reviews.
A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD provides a nostalgic window on how to process emotion, the power of forgiveness, and the complicated interior lives of those we share emotional space with.
For all the exclamations that this latest picture marks ‘Terrence Malick’s return to form,’ or, more grossly, that ‘Terry’s back!’ Marc Nelson counters with this: he never left.
WAVES is a film shot and choreographed with style. However, its attempts to also add depth fail and result in a transparent surface layer of appropriated trauma. Jim Ross reviews.
Brimming with anxious energy, Josh and Benny Safdie’s latest feature is a densely packed medley of memorable lines, characters and debut acting performances. Reminiscent of their previous outing – GOOD TIME – UNCUT GEMS nevertheless applies the anxiety-inducing approach polished there in new and interesting ways. Adam Sandler leads as Howard Ratner, a jeweller in … Continue reading Uncut Gems
Though LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT may enervate and even exasperate, it’s still far preferable to watch a filmmaker throw ideas into work which ultimately fail to ignite than watch umpteen films with no ideas at all. Marc Nelson reviews.
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel is a moving and fresh tale with an expertly handled tone. Jim Ross reviews.
THE KINGMAKER lays bare contemporary discrepancies of Imelda’s past and suggests a more sinister side to the Marcos regime than she lets on. Grace Han reviews.
SONS OF DENMARK a movie that deserves to be watched, especially by some parts of European society and by younger generations, for its ability to be provocative and of showing how hate is born, how it grows and how it can be used for propaganda. Marta Pistone reviews.
JOJO RABBIT describes itself, confusingly, as an anti-hate satire – implying that it stands against some sort of pro-hate satire. Nevertheless, if any filmmaker has the offbeat sensibility to successfully create a comedic film where a Hitler Youth has an imaginary friend in the form of Adolf Hitler, then Taika Waititi might pull it off. … Continue reading Jojo Rabbit