6 days ago | Film Reviews
Calling Heart of a Dog one of the most ambitious movies you're ever likely to see about losing a pet is an understatement. It also belies how much else is at work here. Artist Laurie Anderson's idiosyncratic documentary about the death of her belo...
13 days ago | Film Reviews
At its worst, Brooklyn is the cinematic equivalent of a '50s diner. Every dress, hairstyle, and affectation feels machine-tooled to remind people who never actually experienced this time and place what it must have been like — as if director John ...
20 days ago | Film Reviews
Spotlight illuminates investigative reporting but reveals its own flaws Journalism is a linchpin of any society not overrun by philistines and savages. Aspirational reporting, particularly the kind that upholds our collective ideals and speaks tru...
27 days ago | Film Reviews
In an open field, a dog barks at a woman. The woman barks back. A title card has just informed us that it's 1865, somewhere in the American South, making it abundantly clear that we've entered an eminently hostile time and place. The barking woman...
1 month ago | Film Reviews
In 2010, Jafar Panahi was banned from filmmaking for 20 years and placed under house arrest by the Iranian government. He's made three movies since. The first of these, This Is Not a Film, was downloaded onto a USB drive and smuggled into the Cann...
1 month ago | Film and TV
Throughout its opening sequence, the world of Experimenter is as foreign to us as it is to the two hapless test subjects who've agreed to take part in a study led by Stanley Milgram (Peter Sarsgaard). Referred to only as the Teacher and the Learne...