Movie

  • Great Ensemble Elevates “Snowfall” Above Standard Crime Drama

    by - Jul 5, 2017
    FX continues their remarkable 2017 with the summer drama “Snowfall,” a series that doesn’t so much remold the template for the drug-fueled drama as much as allow very well-drawn and well-performed characters to play within it....
  • 5 Things I Don’t Want President Trump To Teach Our Children

    by - Jul 4, 2017
    Thumbnails is a roundup of brief excerpts to introduce you to articles from other websites that we found worth sharing. We provide links to the original sources for you to read in their entirety. Normally we...
  • The Unloved, Part 43: “Below the Belt” & “Hundra”

    by - Jul 3, 2017
    Scout Tafoya’s latest installment in his video essay series about maligned masterworks concerns two films: women wrestling film “Below the Belt” (1980) directed by Robert Fowler, and woman warrior movie “Hundra” (1983) as directed by Matt...
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming

    by - Jul 3, 2017
    I am a little out of touch with the inside-baseball commentary on superhero movie and sci-fi franchises, so I have to ask the reader to indulge me a bit. I’m perhaps not the best person to...
  • A True Cinephile Behind the Wheel: On the Films of Edgar Wright

    by - Jul 1, 2017
    Have you ever been happily in love? I haven’t, but I bet it’s a lot like “Baby Driver.” There’s an initial jolt that you try to piece together before the real action sets in, dragging you...
  • The House

    by - Jul 1, 2017
    In theory, any movie starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler—with a supporting cast that includes Jason Mantzoukas, Nick Kroll, Michaela Watkins and Rob Huebel—should be comedy gold.In theory, these actors should be able to just show...
  • The Reagan Show

    by - Jun 30, 2017
    Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill’s “The Reagan Show” is a 74-minute nonfiction film comprised entirely of newsreel and video footage from Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Given that its subject was a very divisive figure—despite what some latter-day...
  • The Little Hours

    by - Jun 30, 2017
    In the first story told on the third day of Boccaccio’s “The Decameron,” a young guy named Massetto pretends to be a deaf-mute laborer so that he can work at a nearby convent, a convent filled...
  • New York Asian Film Festival 2017 Preview

    by - Jun 30, 2017
    The New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) returns to celebrate their sixteenth year with one of their most eclectic line-ups, including new pop art from the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, China, Hong Kong,...
  • Comic Timing: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani on “The Big Sick”

    by - Jun 29, 2017
    The love story of therapist/writer/producer Emily V. Gordon and stand-up comedian/actor/writer Kumail Nanjiani is the basis for “The Big Sick,” the latest romantic comedy to be produced by Judd Apatow. Directed by Michael Showalter and co-written...