Knives Out reinvigorates the murder-mystery genre with sharp themes, surprising twists, and some delicious performances.
Kelly Reichardt’s film about old friends on a weekend camping trip is a perfect showcase of her mastery of pace and tone, and a great entry point into her filmography.
James Gray follow up to The Lost City of Z is a brutal sci-fi film that captures the inter-generational conflict over climate change.
A review of the startling Styx (2019). This taut moral thriller explores the costs of inaction in the face of crisis.
This under the radar documentary is one of the best of the year, offering a piercing look into the intersections of race and class in America.
A review of Diamantino (2019). Not even the cutest puppy dogs could save this vile misogynistic mess.
A review of Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s beguiling Asako I & II (2019), a tale of love lost and found, and found and lost again.
A review of dir. Joanna Hogg’s heart-rending masterpiece The Souvenir (2019) starring Honor Swinton Byrne, Tom Burke, and Tilda Swinton.
An in depth review of The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008), the feature debut of dir. Josh Safdie, and its odd origins as a handbag commercial for Kate Spade.
In memory of Bruno Ganz, I wrote about one of his most iconic roles as an angel in love in Wim Wender’s astonishing masterpiece.